John F. Pinney
John F. Pinney, 58, of Riverton died at 4:45 pm, Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born April 26, 1964 in Madison, WI to Robert Ivan Pinney and Suzanne Richardson.
Survivors include two sons, Caleb Pinney of Riverton and Jared (Jessica) Pinney of San Diego, CA; three grandchildren, Raiden, Eli, and Cameron Pinney; father, Robert (Vonna) Pinney of Loranger, LA; two brothers, Wayne (Teresa) Pinney of Gilford, IN and Bill (Jan) Pinney of Springfield and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Suzanne Eck; step-father, Eldon Eck and one niece, Emily Pinney.
John was a US Navy veteran serving from 1982-1985.
He worked for Ramada for twenty-three years and had previously worked for Phillips Brothers Printers.
John was a devoted father, grandfather, and a selfless and loyal man who was deeply rooted in faith. He loved his cats, his Cubs, and most importantly his boys.
Visitation: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2023 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Home: 12:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2023 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Bill Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
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I will miss you John. Even though we only worked together for a yr and half I always enjoyed working with you. You were such a good person and loved your grandkids.
The way you looked at our sons when they were born . The way you would holler and do your ' victory ' dance watching the bulls ,the cubs and hockey . The way you would get a fiery gleam in your eye discussing politics . The sound of your laugh . The way you would support our boys at every turn . I replay watching you pile sports equipment in the old explorer even . I think about our trip we just took a few years ago to Chicago so three of my favorite Cub fans could watch the Cubbies . I remember all of our long trips to airports , military bases ,sending our boys off into danger to represent our country . I remember our pride and joy we shared in our boys . I remember the times we would stand and look at one another like what the heck do we do now after sending them off with Military duties. I remember the love and struggles of full time work ,raising three very active stair step aged very active boys . I remember waking up with you holding one boy, me holding another boy and another boys foot being flung over one of our heads ( lol) Bottom line ... In good times and not so good times , I couldn't have done it without you . Thank you for modeling to our son's what being a father was supposed to look like . I remember everything from our friendship , courtship ,those days of parenting ,struggles and rewards of having amazing human beings come out of it and now their sweet little human beings they are bringing up . I remember it all down to the last symbolic wave and greeting you gave me walking towards me just a tiny bit earlier than your trip to Heaven . I know it's not goodbye but see ya later . Please if God allows, let us always be aware of your love and huge energy and if God allows ,stand right beside our boys through their lives as this will certainly be a palpable and painful loss
Kim & Mike Eck posted on 3/17/23
Our deepest condolences to the family on your loss. It was always so clear how much John loved his family, and especially his boys and his grandchildren. We hope that you all continue to feel that love surround you during this difficult time and find comfort in the many good memories you share. Rest in peace, John.