John "Ken" Kenneth Hinson

August 9, 1951May 5, 2020

John Kenneth “Ken” Hinson, 68, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020. He was born on August 9, 1951 in Charlotte, NC to the late Robert Blair Hinson and Annie Cartharp Hinson.

Ken was a graduate of UNCC. He was a Branch Manager in Columbia for Century Fasteners Corp where he worked for over 40 years until his retirement in 2019. An avid Gamecock fan, Ken enjoyed tailgating at the USC games with his family and friends. He played golf for many years before becoming an amputee, and loved fishing in Beaufort. Ken was a genuine, brave and honest man with a generous heart. He was also a gregarious soul who would always put a smile on everyone’s face as attested by his numerous friends.

Ken is survived by his cherished daughter, Kelly Hinson and her mother, Joyce Hinson; and beloved girlfriend of many years, Barbara Caraturo. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Blair Hinson.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Please continue to check the website for updates.


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John "Ken" Kenneth Hinson

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Mike Austin

May 16, 2020

I was very saddened to hear about Ken’s passing. I worked with Ken at Century Fasteners for 23 years and we remained friends after I left. One of my very favorites at Century Fasteners. Always had a way to make me laugh. Enjoyed all the times we had together. Talked every football season and he participated in my annual football pool for many years. Prayers to the family in this difficult time.
RIP Ken you will certainly be missed...🙏🙏🙏

Mike Austin

Lonnie Ellisor

May 14, 2020

Kenny had such a long line of friends over the 38 years that I was Blessed to have known him and I’m glad that I was one of those friends! We had all good times together none bad! Kenny was a good person and Friend! Going to miss Stubby! L C

Todd Sider

May 11, 2020

Kenny was the first BM's to reach out and welcome me to Century. Over time Kenny become a friend and a mentor to me.

I am a better person having known Kenny and i'll miss you my friend.


Amber McFarland

May 10, 2020

I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ken but I am good friends with Kelly. I know she loved her daddy very much and he loved her. It was very apparent in their relationship. I want to tell the family how sorry I am for their loss and that they are in my thoughts and prayers ❤

Jeff Jeffcoat

May 9, 2020

When I graduated high school Mr Ken Hinson gave me the opportunity off learning the fastener bussiness and I can say he was the best boss man I've ever had and I really enjoyed working under Ken and proud to still call him my bossman cause that's just what he was and Ias i learned the business he really took me under his wing along with Mr Jimmy way two of the best people i have ever worked under and for that i thank him for having faith and confidence in me thank you Mr hinson and RIP one more thing I wanna thank Century fasteners and all of the employees in the Columbia location for there faith and trust in me also

Mike Rowe

May 9, 2020

I am sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. He was one of the most courageous men I knew. A lifelong fan of Florida State, we had many wagers over Clemson vs. FSU games, of which he prevailed a few more times than I did. To have endured what he did over such a long time and keep such a positive attitude amazed me. Safe travels my friend.


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