Funeral Services will be held for my father-in-law,. James Hinkle, Jr. on Sunday May 31, 2020. Visitation for friends and family will be held on Sunday from 1:30-2:30PM at Bullock Funeral Home, 1190 Wilson Hall Road in Sumter, SC followed by a graveside service at 3:00PM at the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
James Hinkle, Jr., 89, of Sumter, SC died Tuesday May 26, 2020. He was born in Mingo County, WV February 23, 1931 to the late James and Nora Taylor Hinkle. A retired US Air Force veteran, he served in Viet Nam and was a member of the Military Retired Benefits Association. He loved to fish and was a life -long teacher, always passing on his knowledge of how things work. He was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). James was involved with his children serving with the Boy Scouts of America as a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and finally as an Explorer Post Advisor. He was a member of Hillcrest 397 AFM Masonic Lodge and recognized as a Scottish Rite 32nd degree Mason. He was most proud of his affiliation with the Jamil Shrine Center and the Gamecock Shrine Club of Sumter. He kept the Honor Guard going for many years and worked tirelessly on many of the Club’s projects in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children. In addition to his parents, James and Nora Hinkle, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nira Geraldine Roberts Hinkle and daughter, Nora Mae Hinkle and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his four sons, James Preston Hinkle and his wife Elaine, Frank Edward Hinkle, Michael Elmer Hinkle and Donald Odell Hinkle; siblings, Connie and Dwight; and several grandchildren. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Full funeral service arrangements are being handled by Bullock Funeral Home & Crematorium in Sumter, SC. McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls served the family locally.
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