Richard L. "Dick" Hinkle
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Richard L. "Dick" Hinkle age 74 of Cape Coral, FL and formerly of Clarksburg died Friday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2004 at Cape Coral, FL. He was born in Harrison County on July 6, 1930, a son of the late George William Hinkle and Thelma Pearl (Means) Hinkle.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Elizabeth (Borror) Hinkle, two sons, William L. Hinkle, Maple Lake and Bradley L. Hinkle and his wife Rebecca, Bridgeport, WV, one daughter, Teri Joan Carroll and her husband Michael, Dallas, TX, six grandchildren, William L. Hinkle, Jr., Brandon J. Hinkle, Corey Scott Hinkle, Sara Lane Hinkle, Bryce Anthony Carroll and Alexander Carroll, one step daughter, Lizabeth White and her husband Michael and one step grandson, Thomas White.

He attended Washington Irving High School, Potomac State College and West Virginia University. Mr. Hinkle founded and operated Hinkle Construction and Sales Corp., Woddson Pallet Co., W & H, Inc. and the Eastern Overthrust Drilling, Inc. He served as past president of the Maple Lake Club, past director of the North Central Contractors Association, past director of the United Health System and a corporate member of United Hospital Center.

Mr. Hinkle was a previous member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church and was a member of the Cape Coral United Methodist Church in Cape Coral. He served as president of the Bridgeport Rotary Club, past district governor of Rotary District #7530, district chairman of the Rotary Polio-Plus Program and was group study exchange team leader to Australia.

Also, he was Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Foundation and in 1977 and was presented with the Citation for Meritorious Service from the Rotary Foundation. Mr. Hinkle served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

There will be a memorial service announced at a later date. Arrangements by Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, WV.

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Published in The News-Press on Dec. 5, 2004.