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Walter E. Hinkle

August 28, 1926 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 91)

Walter Edwin Hinkle, 91 of Hacker Valley passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. He was born August 28, 1926 in Florence, Randolph County, a son of Harmon W. and Gay Anderson Hinkle. He attended Panther Lick School and was retired from the timber industry.

He lived nearly his entire life in the Replete area and was a beloved member of the community. When not in the woods scouting for timber, he could be found working behind the counter of one of a series of neighborhood stores, including Hinkle’s Grocery in Hacker Valley and on Cutlip Mountain, and later, Hinkle’s Sporting Goods. He was recognized by the Hacker Valley Volunteer Fire Department for more than twenty-five years of service and remained an honorary member. He enjoyed gardening, camping and live music shows. He adored and dearly missed his wife of 62 years, Ina Gae Lunceford Hinkle, who preceded him in death.

Walter is survived by his son Wayne (Cathy) Hinkle of Buckhannon; daughter Sue (Rick) Cutlip of Sutton; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Hinkle Anderson; sisters Erma Simmons of Hacker Valley, Margie Adams of Buckhannon, and Pauline Lowther of Selbyville.

Friends may join the family for visitation on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30, with Funeral Services immediately following with Rev. Chris Cosner officiating. Private graveside services for family members will follow in the Hinkle Family Cemetery on the family farm in Replete.

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