Stephen Leon “Steve” Pinkerman, 56, passed away on October 7, 2020 after battling multiple health issues.
Memorial events are pending at this time.
Steve was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City on March 29, 1964, to Everett Pinkerman and Betty Jean Cox Pinkerman. From a young age, he expressed an interest in building, tinkering, and working with his hands. He attended elementary school in Sugar Creek and graduated from Van Horn High School in the class of 1983. He also obtained his vocational certificate in Industrial Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanics in the same year.
Steve went to work for Shamrock Cabinet in Raytown, and spent over 20 years designing, manufacturing, delivering, and installing cabinets to clients. At home, he practiced his craft by making yard sculptures, and gave them as gifts to his friends. He had a true talent for design and woodworking. He helped his parents by taking care of the lawn and happily volunteering for kitchen duty at mealtimes. He enjoyed the memories made visiting extended family in Hawaii and seeing the Missouri countryside. Steve also loved to cheer on the sports teams, especially the KC Royals, the KC Chiefs, and NASCAR. If he wasn’t He could often be found boating, bass fishing, camping, playing billiards, or planting perennial flowers in the garden.
Survivors include his daughter Chelsea Pinkerman and her mother Mona Stewart Pinkerman; his parents Everett and Betty Pinkerman of the home; big brother Anthony Warren “Tony” Pinkerman of Wichita, KS; little sister Yvette Monique Pinkerman of Jacksonville, FL; and four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Louis & Ora Ethel Pinkerman and Jack & Gertrude Cox.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900)