James M. Hinkle
James M. Hinkle, 65, went peacefully to the loving arms of our Father in Heaven February 06, 2014 at the Veteran's Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday at Abilene Funeral Home Chapel of Hope, 3349 North 12th Street, with Reverend Paul Matta officiating, directed by Abilene Funeral Home.
Mr. Hinkle was born August 11, 1948, in Abilene, Texas to Ben Marton and Lemmie Lou Bockmon Hinkle. Jim attended Central Catholic High School and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War era as a gunners mate in the Navy. He journeyed through life loving hunting, fishing, scuba diving and gardening. In the early 80's, Jim established the Abilene Chapter of Narcotics Anonymous. He saw a need for recovering addicts to have a place to gather and give each other support and encouragement. We will all miss his contagious laughter and uncanny sense of humor.
Left to cherish Jim's memory his wife Judy; two daughters, Jamie Blevins and Melanie Layne; a son, Ben Chance White; two brothers, Shanon Hinkle and Shane Hinkle and wife Sherry; a sister, Bebi Johnson; and all his nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Jim is safely home with his parents and grandparents, Lem and Lula Bockmon and Ben and Dora Hinkle, where I'm sure he was welcomed with open arms.
Online condolences and guest book may be signed at www.abilenefuneralhome.com
Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Feb. 21, 2014