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Date of Birth: November 19, 1924
Date of Death: November 23, 1997
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Alma Mater: South Carolina
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Obituary - Columbia (SC) The State (November 25, 1997)
LUGOFF - Service for James "Jim" Wannie Pinkerton, 73, of 631 Hite Road, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at College Place United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The ministers officiating the service will be Ed Fleagle and Wiley Cooper. Active pallbearers will be Charlie Stuart, Pete Ayoub, Ronnie Matthews, Ken Dubard, Fred Hahn and bill Hardwick. Honorary pallbearers will be former athletes. Memorials may be made to Rowan A.R.P. Church, 818 Ridgeway Rd., Lugoff, 29078, American Camellia Society, 1 Massee Lane, Ft. Valley Ga., 31030 or to a charity of one's choice. Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
Mr. Pinkerton died Sunday, November 23, 1997. Born in Asheville, N.C., he was the son of the late James Wannie Pinkerton and Carrie Pinkerton Coates. He was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School in Asheville, N.C., and the University of South Carolina. He was commissioned captain in the U.S. Marines serving during WWII and the Korean conflict. At U.S.C., he earned eight varsity letters (football and baseball), and as a senior, he had a batting average of .418. He was also a member of the U.S.C. Lettermen's Association. He played semi-professional and professional baseball.
Mr. Pinkerton began his coaching career at Kingstree High School in 1950, and went to Columbia High School in 1954, where his 1958 football team was ranked #1 in the state and he was named AAA "Coach of the Year". In 1959, he became the first athletic director at A.C. Flora High School, where he coached football and baseball. He officiated college basketball for 26 years, including 7 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He coached the South team in the North-South All-Star football game in 1954 and coached in the 1969 Shrine Bowl Game in Charlotte. He was a member of the S.C. Athletic Coaches Association and the 1988 All-Star football game was dedicated to him.
Mr. Pinkerton became the assistant executive director of the S.C. High School League in 1970, and served as its executive director from 1980 until his retirement in 1986. While at the High School League, he served on the executive committee of the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Mr. Pinkerton was president of the Lugoff Optimist Club from 1985 until 1986. He was also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Palmetto State Games. He was a member and deacon at Rowan A.R.P. Church.
An avid camellia grower, he traveled the southeast competing in shows. He was a member of the American Camellia Society, the American Helmerocallis Society, the Mid-Carolina Camellia Society and the Mid-Carolina Daylily Society.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Mack Pinkerton of Lugoff; and son, Charles Lee Pinkerton of Columbia. He was predeceased by his first wife, Gladys A. Pinkerton, and son, James W. Pinkerton III.