Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Donald E. Hinkle
1 Sept 2010
WASHINGTON — Donald E. Hinkle, 86, of Washington, passed into eternity
Wednesday. He was the son of Roy O. and Mary Evelyn (Sharum) Hinkle and
was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Kenny Hinkle, formerly
of Washington. Don drove a bus for the Washington School system for 37
years and operated a popular car wash on 21st Street. He was a decorated
World War II veteran, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries suffered
in Normandy, France, in July 1944 and was the sole survivor of his unit.
Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jean (Hart) Hinkle; sister-in-law,
Fay Ledbetter of Washington; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and
Audrey Hart of Bloomington, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews, as
well as good friends who will miss him dearly. Don was a life member
of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, a past exalted ruler
of the local BPO Elks Lodge, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 30 and the
Hadi Shriners. He was also a member of First Christian Church and attended
Central Christian Church. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Bethany Christian Church Cemetery, with Pastor James Payton
officiating. American Legion and V.F.W. will accord full military honors.
No flowers are requested, however memorial contributions may be made
to the Central Christian Church. Arrangements are being made through
Gill Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
(Sept. 1, 2010)
Contributed by: LJG