Josh Timothy Pinkard, 37, of Aurora, Illinois, walked into the arms of his Lord and Savior on February 15, 2019. Josh served the Lord faithfully with his wife and children. He was an unbelievable man – a loving husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend.
Josh was always considered an exceptional leader in school and on the job. He graduated from Holly Pond High School, Holly Pond, Alabama, in 2000. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2005 and a Master of Science degree in Operations Management from University of Arkansas in 2018. After receiving his B.S. degree, Josh worked at Heatcraft in Grenada, Mississippi. He then began working at Mueller Water Products, Albertville, Alabama, in 2006. In 2018, Josh accepted the position as Plant Manager at the Henry Pratt facility in Aurora, Illinois.
Josh had an infectious laugh that brightened any room. There was no person he met whose life he didn’t touch. His family and friends mourn the loss of their beautiful Josh, but they do not mourn without hope. They have the promise of reuniting with him in heaven one day.
Josh was welcomed into the Lord’s presence by his sister, Kateah Pinkard, and by his grandparents, G.W. and Opal Pinkard, and L.D. and Wynell Chambers.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Terra (Taylor) Pinkard; 10-year-old daughter, Emilee, 7-year-old son, Ian, and 3-year-old son, Sawyer; parents, Tim and Bobbie Pinkard; twin sister, Gidget (Chad) Wright; In-laws Billy Ray and Sharon Taylor; brothers-in-law, Ronald Taylor and Billy (Kayla) Taylor; sister-in-law, Felicia (Bobby) James; nieces and nephews, Crimson, Lincoln, and Tatum Wright, Savanna and Liam Taylor, and Rob, Allie, and Bailey James.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at Loft 212, 212 4th St. SW, Cullman, AL 35055. Josh will lie in state from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019, with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. at Loft 212, with Zach Howard, Tim Pinkard, and David D. Chambers officiating*. Burial will follow in the cemetery of Redan Baptist Church, Holly Pond, Alabama. Serving as pallbearers will be Zach Howard, Larry Cothren, Justin King, Josh Amos, Ryan Wilson, Billy Taylor, Chad Wright, Crimson Wright, and Lincoln Wright (Honorary).
*The “State” family has requested that you bring your cowbell to the funeral to ring in honor of Josh at the conclusion of the service.