Edward Allen Hinkle Sr.
September 29, 1948 – August 7, 2018
Edward "Allen" Hinkle, Sr., a resident of Gardendale, Alabama, was born in Cullman, Alabama on September 29, 1948 and he passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 7, 2018 at the age of 69. Allen graduated from Mortimer Jordan High School. He retired from B & H Contracting, Inc. after over 20 years of service. He will be remembered as a giving man who would do anything to help anyone. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a devoted family man and cherished the time he spent with his family. He was a member of Decatur Highway Church of Christ in Gardendale.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lorene Hinkle; twin sons, Jason and Justin Hinkle.
Allen is survived by his loving wife Sandy Robison Hinkle; children, Edward Allen Hinkle, Jr., Jerad Heath Hinkle; sister, Glenda Hinkle Ray; grandchildren, Kyler Hand and Kyndall Hinkle; several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be held at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel on Saturday, August 11, 2018 with a Celebration of Life visitation to begin at 10:00am; Celebration of Life service at 11:00am followed by his burial in Oakwood Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bruno Cancer Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
- Celebration of Life Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
- Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
Edward Allen Hinkle Sr.
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August 9, 2018
When I first met Allen, I thought of him as the wise person in the Sunday School class. He didn’t make a lot of comments, but when he spoke up, you really needed to listen. His words were thought provoking and sometimes challenging. Later in life I became friends with his family. My original impression of Allen was confirmed. Allen was wise in many ways. He was also gracious, kind, and fun. I loved his sense of humor and his smile. Allen always made you feel welcomed and like he sincerely cared . Allen was also the only person I have ever known who actually enjoyed eating mullet. My heart goes out to his family and I will be lifting them up in my prayers.
August 8, 2018
Jean and I loved going to Jimez with Allen , Sandy and some other friends many years ago when we lived in Alabama. Allen would share his food and was such good company. It was a pleasure to know him; and our thoughts and prayers will be with Sandy and the rest of the family. Allen was a good, christian man and was easy to love. God bless all of you. Levern and Jean Marcrum