Otis Gordon Hinton, 63, of Bridgeton, Ind., passed away at his residence at 8:50 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, following an extended illness. He was born April 10, 1943, at Camp Rucker, Ala., to Samuel and Vernell Rucker-Hinton. Mr. Hinton joined the United States Army when he was 17 years old and served his country for 21 years. He served two tours of duty in Korea, two tours of duty in Germany and is a Vietnam veteran.
After retiring from the Army in 1982, he worked as an over-the-road truck driver for approximately 20 years.
He married Sonnie Urbain Hinton, April 8, 1973; she survives.
He attended the Carbon Church of Nazarene and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, riding horses, watching NASCAR, and football, especially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mr. Hinton was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Vernell Hinton and a sister, Amy A. Hubbard.
Survivors include his wife, Sonnie Urbain Hinton; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry A. Hinton and Mary Jane from Columbus, Miss.; a sister-in-law ,Paula Walton, and husband, Herschel, of Brazil; a sister-in-law, Sheila Urbain, of Brazil; a brother-in-law, Michael Urbain, and wife, Sheela, of Niles, Mich., his stepmother, Maxine Hinton, of Ackerman Miss.; children, Sandy Clark and husband, Scott, of Florida, Shelly A. Sanders of Bridgeton, Tana G. J. Stephens of Lewisburg, Ohio; Mike and Kathy Stevens of Carlisle, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several aunts and uncles; and many nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. Hinton will be at Carbon Nazarene Church, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Larry Carr officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Run Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Wednesday, from 11 a.m., until time of services. French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.