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UNION CITY - Michael R. "Mick" Hinkle, Union City, passed away June 10, 2014 after a short battle with brain cancer. He was 64 years young. Though Tuesday was cold and gray, he was surrounded by the warmth and love of his family at his bedside.

Michael was born Feb. 1, 1950 to the late James and Lorraine Hinkle.

An avid sports lover, Mick was a die-hard fan of the Bengals, IU and the Reds, and whichever little league team his grand kids were playing for that season. Mick was a veteran of the United States Air Force and also delivered Muncie and Indianapolis newspapers for 21 years.

In death, he taught others so much about life; IU hats are suitable dinner attire, if you didn't have a nickname it's probably because nobody liked you enough to give you one, it's perfectly acceptable to check the score of the game even if you have company, and always take time to enjoy the view from your own front porch.

Beloved husband, father, papaw, brother and uncle, Mick will always be remembered for his selfless devotion to those he loved.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Marlene Kreitzer Hinkle, daughters Erica Hinkle of San Antonio, Texas, and Charlotte Kennedy of Greenville, a son, Willie (Alicia) Hinkle of Greenville; brother, Jerry (Mary Ann) Hinkle of Union City, Ohio, and a sister, Sandy Shafer of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Lizzy, Rudy, Chase (Meghan), Alexis, Jaden, Cooper and expecting a new grand baby in September. He also had one great-granddaughter, Nakiah; nieces, a nephew, a very special cousin Dan (Deb) Mader and several friends also survive.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Friday, at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Road, Union City, Ind. 47390. Services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, also at the funeral home with the Rev. Sonny Pettie officiating. Burial will follow in Snell Cemetery, Union City, Ohio. Military burial rites will be conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Union City Baseball Boosters with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Reichard Funeral Home
400 West Deerfield Road
Union City, IN 47390
(765) 964-3400
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Published in The Daily Advocate from June 11 to June 12, 2014
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