TROY - Rodney B. "Rod" Hinkle, 74, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
He was born on May 9, 1938, in Elizabeth, Pa., to the late Fred and Louie (Ault) Hinkle.
His loving wife of 44 years, Joanne (Coney) Hinkle, survives.
Other survivors include 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, Pa., 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.
Rod retired as SFC from the U.S. Army
having served from 1956-1978. 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 No. 5436, AMVETS Post No. No. 88 and of the DAV Chapter No. 98 where he also served as commander for 10 years.
Rod later retired from Hobart Corp. as second shift foreman.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with Veterans Memorial Honor Guard at the graveside.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com