Richard Hinkle


LAKEVIEW — Richard C. Hinkle, 59, of Lakeview, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 26, 2013, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

Richard was born in Lima on July 28, 1954 to Albert R. and Joan (Clark) Hinkle.

Richard was a 1972 graduate of Lima Senior High School. He went on to graduate with degrees in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University, Class of 1976 and Sociology from the University of Florida in 1980. He obtained an MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2006. Richard lived and worked in Florida, Arizona and Michigan before returning to Ohio.

Richard is survived by his mother Joan Hinkle, of Lakeview; a sister, Sue (William) Sonntag, of Lima; two nieces; a nephew; three great-nephews; a great-niece; and his beloved dog, Daphanie. He was preceded in death by his father and a niece.

A private family graveside service will be held at Roundhead Cemetery at a later date. The Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview, assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the .

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home - Lakeview
115 N. Main St. P.O. Box 225  Lakeview, OH 43331

Published in The Lima News from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2013