OBITUARY

Billy "Bill" Cale Hinkston

October 24, 1932April 20, 2021
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Billy Cale Hinkston, age 88, of Del City, Oklahoma passed away on April 20, 2021 after a healthy, happy life. Bill was born on October 24, 1932 in Atkins, Arkansas to Tom and Neta Hinkston. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1949. He married Mary Jane Reynolds on November 7, 1952 and joined the US Army in 1953. He was honorably discharged in 1955 and began his long career as a civilian at Tinker Air Force Base where he retired in 1988. Shortly after, he began his career at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Bill was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Masonic Lodge of Del City. He served as Rainbow Dad for Rainbow for Girls and was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #491. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Jane Hinkston, two daughters Shannaedi El Fadili (husband Youness), and Kimberly Bonner, three grandsons Ryan Hinkston, Tom Nash and Daniel Nash, eight great-grandchildren (Hunner, Yasmin, Shyann, Ayden, Alex, Ilias, Sidney and Dayton) and his biological children Denise Nash and Bruce Hinkston. He is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Deborah Jane. Bill was a gentle giant and loved by all. He will be greatly missed and forever in the hearts of those who love him.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ryan Hinkston
  • Alex Bonner
  • Keith Dixon
  • Ayden Bonner
  • Dayton Hinkston
  • Amin El Harif
  • Youness El Fadili, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ilias El Fadili, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Development Department, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

Memories

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Robert Rushing

April 25, 2021

I worked with Bill for several years at the Cowboy Museum. He really took an interest in my brother and me. During our many talks, we discovered we had attended the same junior college, different times of course, and generally discovered we had more in common than not. I will reflect on the friendship we had fondly. My sincere condolences to Mary Jane and his family. Bill was a kind soul and a great friend.

Brian Stalford

April 21, 2021

Mary Jane and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Bill was a wonderful man.Please accept our condolences and prayers ,may it help in this time of sorrow. I know that God will be with you all through this difficult time.

Sincerely with Love

Brian Stalford and family.

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