Ronald "Ronnie" Neal Pinkerton

Tuesday, January 21, 1964 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Loved His Family and His Lord

Photo of Ronald "Ronnie" Neal Pinkerton  - 1964-2022

Clyde- On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, with his loving family by his side, Ronald “Ronnie” Neal Pinkerton, age 58 entered into his glorious heavenly place of eternal peace.

Ronald was born January 21, 1964 in Haywood County, where he attended Pisgah High School and later became the owner of his own business, Ron’s Roofing. A talented general contractor, Ronnie was gifted at building and designing many wonderful projects. He built an amazing houseboat and his special projects of mini playhouses and furniture were admired by everyone. He seemed to always be busy tinkering on something, often repairing small engines. Ronnie was a true outdoorsman, hunting among the mountains, fishing in his favorite mountain streams, and also taking fun camping trips that brought many happy memories to hold onto forever. In remembering Ronnie we think of his kindness, his gentle ways, and selflessness, always putting others before himself.  Mr. Pinkerton was a man of faith and he attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church and often referred to the scriptures in the Holy Bible to guide him and help him to guide others. He never failed to give God the glory of saving him from a destructive path in life, and he strived to share the power of Salvation with those in need. Each day of Ronnie’s life was a blessing and his memory will remain in our hearts forever.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Cleo Pinkerton; a sister, Rinda Wilcox; and a brother, Tommy Woody.

Surviving are his mother who raised Ronnie to be a good Christian man, Hilda Juanita Smathers Pinkerton of Canton; his daughter, Nicole Pinkerton of Canton; sisters, Vickie Pinkerton of Canton, Terry Rose of Canton, Carolyn Pinkerton of Candler, and Gwen Painter and husband Scott of Campobello, SC; brothers, Stephen Pinkerton and wife Heather of Oteen, Daniel Pinkerton of Candler, David Pinkerton and wife Chelsie of Franklin; as well as many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

A funeral service to honor and remember the life of Ronnie Pinkerton will be held at 12:30 pm Saturday, May 28, 2022 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. Rev. Allen Rash, Rev. Josh Skidmore, and Rev. Mark Edwards will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Graveside committal will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Canton.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service to assist with funeral expenses.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Pinkerton family.

The live stream of the service is available here


Ronnie Pinkerton.mp4

Condolences from family and friends

I love Ronnie and I am praying for the family. I hope the lord fills you with Grace and pice I miss Ronnie but I know he is a lot better now and he is in haven now
Paul Brown
We miss you so much. You have built and remodeled so much here. Every time we look at them, we think of you. Our deepest sympathy to Nicole, Juanita, Vicki, Terri and Carolyn. You are with the angels now.
Joyce & Dan Berry
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Class of 82
Keeping all the family in our thoughts and prayers. Ronnie will be missed by many, but he is in a much better place now. We love you all and so sorry we will not be at the services.
Alba Jo Sanford
Ron was a good friend RIP my brother till we see each other again Prayers for all the family
Kenneth Medford
Ronnie was my patient for a short 3-4 months but he sure stole my heart not many days of being with him. He was such a sweet man and his sister Terri also became one of my good friends as she strived to help take him daily also. I will miss you Ronnie and I’m glad I was able to meet such a sweet soul but I wasn’t ready for this. May you Rest In Peace and suffer no more! Im praying for his whole family! I love you Ronnie!
Marella Stamey
I love you brother, you’ll always be in my heart.
Ed Sutton
My sincere thoughts and prayers for the family.
Alan Stinnett
Ronnie and I went to school togethet all the way from elementary school thru high school. Ronnie was always a kind person. My fondest memory of Ronnie was his love of ramps. He always ended up in Morning Star's hallway during the spring. I know Ronnie is eating those ramps in heaven and hugging on Jesus. I am so sorry for the family's loss. You guys are in my prayers of peace and hope!
Tammy Parris
We knew Ronnie for decades. He was always a good-natured, friendly person with the ability to build and repair about anything. We both miss his kindness and his laugh, and hope he is happy and content in the hands of the Lord.
Daniel & Susan Berry
I met you many many years ago. We became good friends anytime we all got together you always hollered Hardee's lol.Then I introduced you to my sister and you guys got married and had Nicole (squirt) Pinkerton. And you became my real brother . I roofed with you went races bugged you while you mechaniced even went beach with you guys. Lots of memories. I love you brother and will miss you. And I'll never forget you slush head. R.I.p bro till we all meet again.. You were and are family.
Shannon Berry
So Deeply Sorry to hear about Ronnie. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family during this difficult time. I was shocked to hear about his passing yesterday and I feel so much sorrow for for all of you, for him he is in a better place but he will be missed by everyone who knew him.
David Hicks