Bobby Gene Hinton

May 20, 1927 ~ August 6, 2020 (age 93)


Bobby Gene Hinton of Alvarado, Tx completed his earthly race  with family by his side on Aug 6, 2020 at the age of 93 years old. 

“Bob” was born on May 20, 1927 in DeSoto, Tx to Hershel and Maude Hinton and was one of eleven of their children.  Bob was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and bravely flew in WWII.  He attended Abilene Christian University where he participated in various sports and academic studies.  Bob married the love of his life, Mary Madeline Hinton on December 12, 1952 and together they raised their 5 children as long time residents of Arlington,Tx.  He worked and retired from the City of Arlington after a lengthy career.  

His favorite ways to spend his days were on a golf course, at a racetrack, watching a sporting event of one of his grandchildren, sitting in a deer stand, traveling with his bride, watching his birds and building his legacy. 

Bob played an important role with the creation of Amber’s law which resulted in the Amber alert being developed.  Based on these efforts, it is reported that hundreds of children have been rescued and returned home safely. 

Bob never met a stranger and laughter was his favorite form of communication.  His wit and his charm could light up a room. He will be missed by so many.  

Mr Hinton was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel and Maude Hinton; his beloved wife Mary Madeline Hinton; son Bobby Glen Hinton, great grandsons Braiden Wright and Joseph Martin; siblings Alta Foster, Gyola Wiemer, Lois Peterson, Claudia Warren, Lewis Hinton, Bill Hinton, Faye Hartsell and Troy Hinton.  

He is survived by his children: Gayle Hinton, Susan Wright and husband Dan, Mike Hinton and wife Moria and Bill Hinton and wife Audrey.    Siblings Coy Hinton and Ruth Hughes, 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Services will be as follows: 

Viewing will be on Monday August 10, 2020 from 6p-8p

At Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado, Tx 

Family Graveside service will be held on Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 11am at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado, Tx where he will be laid to rest with his wife of 64 years. 

The family would like to thank the staff at the Grandview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for the love and care that they provided to Mr Hinton in his final days in their absence.  

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in his honor to the Grandview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center  in Grandview, Tx. 

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August 10, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home
200 E Patton St

Graveside Service
August 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Glenwood Cemetery
Alvarado, TX 76009

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