Elder Hugh W. Pinnock, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, after a brief illness. He was 66.
Elder Pinnock is survived by his wife, Anne Hawkins Pinnock, six children and 21 grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, with the location and time to be announced.
Elder Pinnock was born on Jan. 15, 1934, in Salt Lake City. In 1953, he graduated from Granite High School, where he was student body president his senior year. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1958 with a degree in management from the College of Business. At the U. he was president of the student body, a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and a member of several honor societies, including Owl and Key, Skull and Bones and Beehive. He received the ROTC citizenship award in 1957 and 1958.
Before earning his degree, Elder Pinnock served for two years in the Western States Mission for the LDS Church.
After graduating, he accepted an officer's commission with the U.S. Army and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He served as president of the Pennsylvania Mission from 1973-76, and he served in various LDS Church callings before that, including stake high councilor, bishop, general president of the Sunday School, managing director of the Priesthood Department, member of a mission presidency and regional representative.
Additionally, he was president of the Deseret Foundation of the LDS Hospital and was a committee chairman for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Elder Pinnock spent his professional life in the life insurance business and was a general agent for Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. before he was called to the Quorum of the Seventy. He was one of the founders and board members of LeJon of California, a leather goods company.
He also served on the Granite School District Board of Education and was chairman of U.S. Sen. Wallace F. Bennett's re-election campaign of 1968. He was a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, an organization for successful life insurance salespeople.