HINSON Charles "Charlie" Francis Hinson, 68, lost his bout with cancer June 15, 2014 at Lake Waukomis, MO, surrounded by his family & friends. He was born Jan 23rd in Oklahoma City and has resided in the Kansas City area for 35 years. He loved Oklahoma and was proud of his Cherokee heritage but has been devoted to the Lake Waukomis Community for the past 10 years as Mayor, friend & neighbor. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Janus, his 5 children: Anglea, husband Rick, Derek, Coleen, Shana , and Darin, wife Tyler. He was blessed with 6 grandkids: Kaleigh, Christopher, Francis, Lily, Ryan and Drew. He was fortunate to be loved & supported by a large family and countless friends all of whom brought him a lifetime of joy and fulfillment. He attended Oklahoma State & Park University & was known as one of the 3 Amigos. After completing his degree at Park in 2004 he fulfilled his passion for teaching at Antioch and New Mark Middle Schools where he touched countless children's lives. It was his wish to continue to teach by donating his body for research. Prior to teaching he had a successful trucking career for 33 years owning Cherokee Transportation. He took pride in being a Eagle Scout & Mic-O-say. Attending several Scout Jamborees. Service has been an important part of his life as a member of North Kansas City Board of Education, Mayor of Lake Waukomis for 7 years & active in Greater KC Mayors Council. A celebration of his life will be held at Lake Waukomis Community Bldg, 1147 South Shore Drive, Saturday June 21st at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to "Charles Hinson Memorial Fund" at The Bank of Weston, 6510 NW Praireview Rd, KCMO 64151 or taken to the City Office. Condolences can be sent through www.lakewaukomis.com
Published by Kansas City Star on Jun. 17, 2014.