Robert E. "Bob" Hinton, 80, Seymour, died Saturday, Dec. 8, at Schneck Medical Center.
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He was born Oct. 19, 1932 in Spring Hope, N.C. to the late Alkie C. Hinton and Ida Baines Hinton. He graduated from Spring Hope High School in 1951 and then enlisted with United States Air force during the Korean War.
After the war, he met and married Catherine Schulte Hinton in Seymour at the Immanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. Victor Mack.
Bob was an outdoor enthusiast, and hunting and fishing was always his passion. He started working with the Tribune as AP wire editor and photographer. He was part owner operator of The Gun Trader, and then worked for Big Blue Stores, as the manager of the sporting goods department before retiring. He loved spending time with his family and most of all his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Post 1925, American Legion Post 89 all of Seymour and was a life time member of the N.R.A.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Catherine; three sons, Mike (Laura) Hinton, Greg (Cindy) Hinton, and Tom (Michelle) Hinton; grandchildren, Theresa, Dexter, Chris, Nick, Alex, Stephen, Conner, and Braden; brother, Jerry (Beth) Hinton; sister, Peggy (Manly) Wilder, sister-in-law Libby Hinton; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, A.C. Hinton, Jr.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Voss Chapel, Seymour, with Rev. Ralph Blomenberg officiating. Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with a Voss Dove release and full military honors by the V.F.W., American Legion, DAV, Korean and Vietnam Veterans.
Friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, and from noon Wednesday until time of service.
Memorials may be designated to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or School or Lutheran Community Home.
Voss Funeral Service, Seymour, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Jackson County Banner from Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, 2012