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1931 Dan 2024

Dan Pilkinton

January 9, 1931 — June 28, 2024

Dan William Pilkinton

1-9-31 - 6-28-24

Dan William Pilkinton, age 93, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 28.

He is survived by his five children Glynda Wright Grier (Carson); Tommy Wright (Cathy); Steve Wright (Denise); Kelly Wright Lloyd (Rick); and Gail Pilkinton Guge (Brett). He was a beloved Papaw to 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister JoAnn Pilkinton Taylor, his former wife, Mary Martin Pilkinton Ortman, and his second wife of 46 years, Joyce Clower Wright Pilkinton.

Dan was a Birmingham native and a graduate of Phillips High School, lettering in both football and baseball. He had a long military career serving first in the Air Force then the Army and Alabama National Guard, retiring with a rank of CW4 Warrant Officer. He was called back into the service twice during the Berlin Buildup and Korea. He retired from ACIPCO after 36 years and was a member of Huffman Methodist Church for over 60 years.

For many years he belonged to the Romeo (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Club at Jack's in Trussville. For the past two years he was happy to reside at Fair Haven Assisted Living. Proud of his family and known for his faith, positive attitude and kindness to others, he will be deeply missed.

Services will be held Tuesday, July 2 at 10 am at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, with visitation beginning at 9 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Huffman United Methodist Church, 711 Gene Reed Road, Birmingham, AL 35235.

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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