HINKLE, Dr. Barton Leslie, 87, of Mechanicsville, Va.,, passed away on March 29, 2013. Our beloved father was born November 2, 1925 in Miami Beach, Fla. to F. Leslie and Kathryn Paddock Hinkle. Following school years in Kankakee, Ill., he attended Purdue University (B.S. degree, chemical engineering, 1949), Biarritz American University, Biarritz, France, the Institute of Textile Technology (M.S. degree, 1951), University of Virginia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, (Ph.D. degree, chemical engineering, 1953). He was a member of Omega Chi Epsilon; national honorary chemical engineering fraternity and Alpha Kappa Lambda social fraternity; president of Kappa Chapter 1948 to 1949; U.S. Army, 1944 to 1945, European Theater during WWII. He married in 1949 to Christine Smith of Nelsen County, Va. (deceased 1955), and remarried to Sabrena Sanford of Orange County, Va. in 1959 (deceased 2007). He was employed by Georgia Tech Experimental Station 1951 to 1953, the DuPont Corporation at Richmond, Va., Clinton, Iowa and Wilmington, Del. 1953 to 1984 in research, manufacturing, sales, technical and human resources positions, and by Electromagnetic Sciences, Inc., Norcross, Ga. 1984 to 1987 as V.P. of Human Resources. A lifelong communicant in the Episcopal Church, (St. Paul's, Kankakee, Ill.; Good Shepherd, Richmond, Va.; St. John's, Clinton, Iowa; St. David's, Wilmington, Del.; 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. He is survived by children, Karen Wagamon of Wilson, N.C., Douglas Hinkle (Barbara) of Wilmington, Del., Jean Klele (Jon) of Mechanicsville, Va., Maria Frawley of Chevy Chase, Md., and Elizabeth Landolt (Jim) of Madison, Va.; and nine grandchildren, Kathryn, Linda, Anna, Christopher, Samuel, Emma, Olivia, Benjamin and Jennifer; niece, Monica Douglas of Portsmouth, Va.; and nephew, A. Barton Hinkle of 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 to 8 p.m. A Service of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Hanover, Va. on April 6, 2013. 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 woodyfuneralhomeatlee.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.