Kirksey Funeral Home

69 North Main Street, Marion, NC


James Lee Hinson Jr.

August 5, 1953November 20, 2019

James Lee Hinson, Jr., 66, of Old Fort, NC, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Hinson was born August 5, 1953 in McDowell County, NC to the late James Lee Hinson, Sr. and Geretha Hensley Simmons. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and owned and operated Hinson Concrete Works.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his step-father, Charlie Simmons and his brother-in-law, Richard Hollifield.

Those left behind to cherish Mr. Hinson’s memory are his beloved wife of 45 years, Debra Hollifield Hinson; two sons, James Lee Hinson, III and Roy Wayne France; two daughters, Crystal Hinson (Chris Moore) and Melissa France; two sisters, Brenda Rice (Olen) and Betty Gail Cooper (Danny); one brother-in-law, Billy Hollifield; one sister-in-law, Doris McGinnis; seven cherished grandchildren; his best friend, Gary Inman; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

In keeping with Mr. Hinson’s wishes no services will be held at this time.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion is honored to be serving the family.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


James Lee Hinson Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

Michelle Johnson

November 23, 2019

Debbie, Missy, Crystal and Jamie
I'll always remember JL and all the love shown me by your family. He will be missed greatly by all of the children y'all acquired through the years. My love and prayers are with you all.
Love you all,

Richard McEntire

November 22, 2019

I'm shocked. A great friend of my younger years and a great neighbor. Condolences to the family. Rest peacefully J.L.

Jeff Davis

November 21, 2019

Well ill never forget how JL and Debbie took in this lil skinny long haired boy who had no where to go they opened up their home and hearts to him and made him apart of the family which he really needed at that point in his life. They treated him just like family and he felt like he was part of this crazy wonderful lil family . JL taught me how to be a good man and how to love family and i did just that loved them all as best as i could and just hope he felt that from me. I dont know how i would have turned out if it had not been for this lil family probably still in a ditch somewhere how knows . i just want to say thank you to them all for my life !!! Thank you all so much JL and Debbie, Missy,Crystal and my lil man Jammie . I love you all with all my heart . Love Jeff Davis (Hinson)

Kathy Hensley Stiles

November 21, 2019

When JL was about 12 years old he decided to make a swing with a rope in an apple tree. He tied the rope to a tree limb and tied a slip knot in the other end. He put his foot in the the slip knot and started swinging. When he got tired and wanted to get down, he found the slip knot had tightened and he couldn't get loose. He wound up hanging upside down by his foot. My Dad had to rescue him.
I'll miss him.