Dr. Barton Leslie Hinkle

November 2, 1925March 29, 2013

Dr. Barton Leslie Hinkle, 87, of Mechanicsville, Va. passed away on March 29, 2013. Our beloved father was born November 2, 1925 in Miami Beach, Fl to F. Leslie and Kathryn Paddock Hinkle. Following school years in Kankakee, Il. Attended Purdue university (BS degree, Chemical Engineering, 1949), Biarritz American University, Biarritz, France, the Institute of Textile Technology (MS degree, 1951), University of Virginia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, (PhD degree, Chemical Engineering, 1953). Member Omega Chi Epsilon, national honorary chemical engineering fraternity and Alpha Kappa Lambda social fraternity, president of Kappa Chapter 1948-1949.

US Army, 1944 -1945, European Theater during WWII. Married 1949 to Christine Smith of Nelsen County, VA (deceased 1955). Remarried to Sabrena Sanford of Orange County, VA. in 1959 (deceased 2007) Employed by Georgia Tech Experimental Station 1951 -1953, the DuPont corporation at Richmond, VA. Clinton, IA, and Wilmington, DE, 1953 -1984 in research, manufacturing, sales –technical and human resources positions, and by Electromagnetic Sciences, Inc, Norcross, GA 1984 – 1987 as VP Human Resources.

A lifelong communicant in the Episcopal Church (St Paul’s, Kankakee, Il. Good Shepherd, Richmond, VA; St. John’s, Clinton, IA; St David’s Wilmington, DE; Grace, The Plains, VA and St Paul’s, Hanover, VA) he served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, Junior and Senior Warden, taught Confirmation and Adult Religious Education Classes, conducted Morning Prayer worship services, and shared faith development in witnessing at many churches and at Faith Alive! and Cusillo gatherings.

Survived by children Karen Wagamon, Wilson, NC; Douglas Hinkle (Barbara), Wilmington, DE; Jean Klele (Jon) Mechanicsville, VA. Maria Frawley, Chevy Chase, MD, and Elizabeth Landolt (Jim) Madison, VA and nine grandchildren; Kathryn, Linda, Anna, Christopher, Samuel, Emma, Olivia, Benjamin, and Jennifer, niece Monica Douglas, Portsmouth, VA, and nephew A. Barton Hinkle, Chesterfield County, VA children of his brother Douglas Paddock Hinkle (deceased 2011) In addition he was a beloved uncle to all of his nieces and nephews in the Sanford Family.

Family members will greet friends and relatives at the Woody Funeral Home, Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 on April 5, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Hanover, VA on April 6, 2013 at 11:00am. Later interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 441, Hanover, VA 23069 Condolences may be left at .



  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Service of Christian Burial Saturday, April 6, 2013


  • Private Interment

Dr. Barton Leslie Hinkle

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James H Hill

April 8, 2013

Sorry to learn of his passiing. Our paths crossed at DuPont's Spruance Plant in Richmond in 1955-1958, he in Cellophane and I in Rayon. Best wishes to familt members.

Dale & Pat Koglin

April 5, 2013

Truly a gentle-man. There were such wonderful memories of Bart & Sabrina at Grace Church in The Plains, Va., They were so much a part of my parents' (John & Va Middleton) life at Grace. What great times they all had together. How blessed we were to have known them both. Now, they are celebrating their reunion...recanting those times, Bart telling his stories and all having a most joyous time. Take comfort in knowing how many blessings he brought to so many people.

Carol Walls

April 5, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Was planning to go to the services but I have a very bad head cold. Love to you all especially Karen.

Dianne & Ralph Bailey

April 5, 2013

Ralph and I are so sorry for the loss of your father. We adored him and will cherish our memories of him forever. We were blessed to know him and he will be missed.

Karl Faulhaber

April 5, 2013

Jean, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a great man your father was and his legacy will live on!

Hy and Cindy Rothstein

April 5, 2013

We met Bart one very special weekend in 2009. His kindness and warmth is what we remember most about him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Karen and Katie.

Scott Forrest

April 3, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father lived a long and wonderful life. Celebrate his life and take comfort in each other.
Peace be with you all.

Kathy Mickle-Askin

April 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Kathy(Mickle) and Jack Askin

Angel Glore

April 2, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Hinkle. He has only been in my life for a short time but the feelings for him will last forever. Whenever he'd come see me at my workplace I knew it was gonna be a great day. I always refer to him as my all time favorite guest. I would smile all day after seeing him. I'm going to miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family.

April 2, 2013

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Suzanne