White Sulphur Springs-Edward Lee Pilkenton, 76, of White Sulphur Springs, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, following a long illness.\r\nMr. Pilkenton was a retired truck driver and bus driver. He was also a US Army Veteran. He loved to take his three grandgirls everywhere and spoiled them rotten. They love their grandpa and he will be sadly missed by his babies as he sometimes called them.\r\nHe was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Joyce Lea Pilkenton in 1975 and his parents, Howard and Mary Pilkenton of Lyons, NY.\r\nThose left to cherish his beloved memory include: his wife at home, Rita Pilkenton; two daughters, Brenda Wickline (Mark) of White Sulphur Springs and Mary Pilkenton (John Cook fianc\u00e9e) of Gap Mills; three beautiful granddaughters that he adored so much, his \u201cPeanut\u201d Melanie Anne Wickline, his \u201cSarebear\u201d Sarah Paige Wickline and his \u201cDoodle Bug\u201d Emalee Joyce Wickline.\r\nThere will be a private family service at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. Donald Trent officiating.\r\nThere will be no visitation.\r\nShanklin Funeral Home is serving the family.