John Robin Hinson

March 11, 1962May 6, 2018
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Mr. John Robin Hinson, 56, of Salisbury passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his home. Born on March 11, 1962 in Iredell County, he was the son of the late John Robert Hinson and Brenda Peacock Basinger and step-father, Jimmy Basinger. Educated in the Rowan County Schools, he was of the Baptist faith. Early in life John enjoyed building and racing dirt track cars. He became a Master ASE Mechanic and could work on anything with a motor. He was a true patriot who served his country in the US Army Reserves, loving his country and flying his flag proudly. His family, his many friends, and Christ Jesus, above all things, was the most important things in his life. His favorite verse was Isaiah 41:10. He was a mechanic for Salisbury Rowan Schools. In addition to his mother, those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Angela Helms Hinson; son, Airman First Class, John E. Hinson (Abby); daughter, Misty Sikes (Jeff); sisters, Tammy Hinson and Stacy Beaver (Terry); grandchildren, Caleb Sikes, Mackenzie Sikes, Keegan Sikes and Grayson Sikes. Also surviving him is his sister-in-law, Shelia Helms; his aunts, Janie Taylor and Mildred “Shorty”, Mary Freedle and Rachel Goodnight; as well as, uncle Luther Cranfield. Visitation and Service: Visitation will be on Friday from 1 until 2 p.m., at Pine Ridge Baptist Church with funeral to follow at 2 p.m., also at the church with Rev. George Bradshaw, minister. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. The family would like the give a special Thank You to Dr. Ashley Sumrall, M.D., at the Levine Cancer Institute and Hospice of Rowan County. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is serving the Hinson family.


  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018

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Sue Mullis Hannah

May 8, 2018

Angie I'm so sorry to hear about John, may God bless you and your family, we love you..

Laura Hargett

May 8, 2018

I met AF Dad at Abby's bridal shower. He was such a kind and gentle soul that had enough love for everyone. His kindness really impressed my Mom because he took interest in her conversation about all our family that were in the military. His loss is tremendous but his legacy will live on through his family. May God bless you all!

Betty Mc hone

May 8, 2018

Our prayers go out to Angie and family. We love you. Betty and John Mc hone.



Mr. John Robin Hinson was born March 11, 1962 in Iredell Hospital in Statesville, North Carolina , to the late John Robert Hinson and Brenda Peacock. He was raised in Salisbury, North Carolina, with his two younger sisters, Tammy and Stacy. During his childhood, he took part in playing baseball and football. He was a member of the 4-H club. In his spare time he liked to play with his friends in the neighborhood were his family lived. As he grew older, John went to East Rowan High School where he was a member of the Graduating class of 1979. While is high school, his favorite class was Art. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mrs. Norris. After graduating high school, John went to Rowan Technical College where he earned is Master ASE Mechanic certificate.
While growing up, some of his best friends were Kevin, Pete, Rob and Allen. Later in life, he became friends with Chad Eagle and George Bradshaw.
Right out of high school, John married the love of his life, Angela Denise Helms. They were married on November 17, 1979, at Northside Baptist Church in Spencer, North Carolina. John and Angela went on to have two children, one daughter, Misty, and one son, John. He had four grandchildren; Caleb, Mackenzie, Keegan, and Grayson.
John's primary occupation was being a mechanic. He was known to be able to fix anything. He was employed for Salisbury Rowan School Systems. John also served his county, in his earlier years. He served in the Army Reserves as a Specialist and was stationed in Fort Leonard, MO.
During his life, he had several hobbies, in high school, John played football but his favorite pursuit was racing his dirt cars. So it is no surprise that the sport that was at the top of his list to watch was NASCAR.
Politically, John was a member of the Republican Party.
One of his favorite vacation spots included traveling to the mountains.
John also had a favorite pet, a cat named Mikey, that he had for 8 years. There were three more cats that would round out the Hinson family, but none as special as Mikey.
Sadly on May 06, 2018, John passed away at home after fighting a long battle against brain cancer. He is survived by his wife, Angela, children; Misty and John, grandchildren; Caleb, Mackenzie, Keegan, and Grayson. He is also survived by his mother, Brenda Basinger, step-father, Jim Basinger, and his two sisters, Tammy and Stacy. His visitation was held on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Pine Ridge Baptist Church were the funeral service was to follow with Rev. George Bradshaw officiating. John was then laid to rest at West Lawn Memorial Park. Funeral services were provided by Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home.