February 25, 1949 – October 20, 2018
Donald Hinkle, age 69, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his home.
He was born in Huntsville, AL on February 25, 1949, a Sunbeam Bread man, a business owner, a member of the American Legion, and a United States Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Turner Hinkle and Eula Mae Hargrove and his 2 brothers, David and Ronald Hinkle.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Hinkle, the mother of his children, Kathy Hinkle, his sons, Don Hinkle and wife Michele of Pulaski, TN, Kenneth Hinkle and wife Kristy of Pulaski, TN, his daughters, Christy Simpson and husband Richard of Pulaski, TN, Kelly Taylor and husband Jon of Pulaski, TN, his brother Wayne Hinkle of Maryland, and 8 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Minor Hill First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Minor Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Better Way House: 251 Water Street, Pulaski, TN 38478, the American Legion: 425 Legion Dr., Pulaski, TN 38478, or the American Cancer Society: 2382 Lynnville Hwy., Cornersville, TN 37047.
Carr and Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. carranderwinfh.com
- Visitation Monday, October 22, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018
My family has the most wonderful memories of Don and his wonderful family. Your house was the best place to hang out. Don (always be little don to me), Christy, Kelly and Kenneth I don’t know if you remember dressing up for Halloween and going trick or treating on that flatbed truck but we had a ball. Of course your mom and I would dress up also…. We probably had more fun than you kids did. Don was an asset to our community and helped many people when he ran the store and café. He was full of energy and made everyone around him feel better. All of you have a very special place in my family’s hearts. Don was always so proud of his children. We love you guys and please let us know if you need anything…
October 22, 2018
Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Don as a kind man with a great sense of humor. I loved sitting on the back porch at Larry’s and sharing stories and laughter with you both. I wish I could be there with you to provide my support but I have unavoidable work obligations. Please know that the Maxwell family is so proud of how you loved and cared for Don. Your big heart and undying love got him through the toughest of times. May God bless you for your kindness and see you through this difficult time.
October 22, 2018
I will never forget all the trips to TN, especially the July 4ths at the log cabin with you , Kathy and all of the kids. The fireworks and most of all, talking, laughing, great food and having fun with all our kids together and the mischief they all got in too...lol. You were a great brother-in-law and I will keep all the family memories of you, your family and ,of course, Granny Mae in my heart.
My condolences to everyone who knew and loved him.
AMSC AW Carlton USN Huckaby RET
October 22, 2018
SO sorry for you loss. Donald was a great Shipmate. God bless him and may he RIP.