John Andrew Hinn AMARILLO - A memorial service for John Andrew Hinn, 53, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Hillside Christian Church Chapel with the Rev. Mike Nuthman of Hillside Christian Church and Msgr. Harold Waldow of St. Mary's Cathedral officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Rd., Amarillo, TX 79119. Mr. Hinn died Feb. 10, 2013. John Andrew Hinn was born Nov. 15, 1959, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Robert and Patricia Hinn. As a child, his parents moved to Franklin Lakes, N.J., then Mexico City, Mexico, and finally Plainview, where John grew up. While in Mexico City, John played on numerous championship baseball teams, including the national championship team of Mexico. John graduated from Plainview High School in 1977. He attended the University of Texas Arlington where he played baseball and was the No. 1 draft recruit. He graduated from Texas Tech in business administration. John married Melanie Faulkner on Jan. 1, 2011, in Amarillo. He was an avid golfer and had many great friends who he golfed with regularly. He was involved in the management of car dealerships both in Plainview and Amarillo, where he resided the last 10 years. John's cancer journey taught him to rely fully of God and he demonstrated unrelenting faith, tenacity, strength and perseverance. His precious dog "Peaches" never left his side. He is preceded in death by his father Robert Hinn. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Hinn of Amarillo; his sons, Nathan Hinn, Addison Hinn and Ben Cargo, all of Amarillo; his daughter, Hannah Cargo of Amarillo; his mother, Patricia Hinn Conway of Grove, Okla.; his two brothers, Michael Hill of Grove, Okla., and Bob Hinn and wife Kim of Little Rock, Ark.; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved him very much. Memorials may be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, #510 Salt Lake City, Utah 84096, in honor of John Hinn. Please visit our online guestbook at: www.lagroneblackburnshaw.com.
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Published in Plainview Daily Herald from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2013