Rodney B. 'Rod' Hinkle
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Rodney B. "Rod" Hinkle, 74, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
He was born on May 9, 1938, in Elizabeth, Pa., to the late Fred and Louie (Ault) Hinkle.
Rod retired as SFC from the U.S. Army having served from 1956 to 1978. During his Army career, he served two tours of duty in Germany, one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. Rod received the Bronze Star and two Army Accommodation Medals.
He was a life member of the VFW Post 5436, the AMVETS Post 88 and the D.A.V. Chapter 98, where he also served as commander for 10 years.
Rod later retired from the Hobart Corp. as second shift foreman.
Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Joanne (Coney) Hinkle; his three daughters, Barb (Tod) Bierly, Terry Shaw and Sandy Hinkle, all of Troy; one brother, John Hinkle of Carnegie, Pa.; two sisters, Vella Anderson of Evans City and Norma Forbes of Orleans, Ind.; his four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who were the joy of his life, Eddie Bierly, Brandon Bierly, Katie Cruea and Chelsea Cruea; Rylee McCuistion and Karter Schenck; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Vivan "Bud" Hinkle and Leonard Hinkle; and three sisters, Bonnie Anderson, Ruby White and Susan Pettigrew.
HINKLE - Friends of Rodney B. "Rod" Hinkle, who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with Veterans Memorial Honor Guard at the graveside.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Published in Butler Eagle on Mar. 1, 2013