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Michael R Hinkle

Michael R. “Mick” Hinkle, Union City, was born Feb. 1, 1950 to the late James and Lorraine Hinkle.  Michael passed away June 10, 2014 after a short battle with brain cancer.  He was 64 years young.  Though Tuesday was cold and gray, he was surrounded by the warmth and love of his family at his bedside.

An avid sports lover, Mick was a die-hard fan of the Bengals, IU and the Reds, and whichever little league team his grandkids were playing for that season.  Mick was a veteran of the United States Air Force and also delivered Muncie and Indianapolis newspapers for 21 years.

In death, he taught others so much about life; IU hats are suitable dinner attire, if you didn’t have a nickname it’s probably because nobody liked you enough to give you one, it’s perfectly acceptable to check the score of the game even if you have company, and always take time to enjoy the view from your own front porch.

Beloved husband, father, papaw, brother and uncle, Mick will always be remembered for his selfless devotion to those he loved.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Marlene Kreitzer Hinkle, daughters Erica Hinkle of San Antonio, TX, and Charlotte Kennedy of Greenville, OH, a son, Willie (Alicia) Hinkle of Greenville, OH.  Brother Jerry (Mary Ann) Hinkle of U.C., OH and a sister, Sandy Shafer of Atlanta, GA.  7 Grandchildren,  Joseph, Lizzy, Rudy, Chase (Meghan), Alexis, Jaden, Cooper and expecting a new grand baby in September.  He also had 1 great granddaughter, Nakiah.  Nieces, a nephew, a very special cousin Dan (Deb) Mader and several friends also survive.

Visitation will be 5-8 P.M. Friday June 13, 2014 at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc. 400 W. Deerfield Rd. Union City, IN 47390.  Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday June 14 also at the Funeral Home  with the Rev. Sonny Pettie officiating.  Burial will follow at Snell Cemetery, Union City, OH.  Military Burial Rites will be conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Union City Baseball Boosters with envelopes available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com.

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During this difficult time many find it comforting to draw close to God in prayer. He is a comforter of all those who mourn. He will listen to your prayers and grant you peace. May you find solace in the Bibles promise of a brighter future when our loved ones awake from their restful sleep to enjoy life in paradise - never having to say goodbye to us again. Psalms 37:11,29; Matthew 5:5; John 11:11, 21-26; Revelation 21:3,4. Please except our sympathies.  Go to www.jw.org has more encouraging words.

Mr & Mrs Edwards Jun 29 2014 12:00 AM

Good Bye Mick, I will never forget you, the big lefty that taught me how to play hoops, put up with my antics as a child and always had a good word, the world was a better place with you in it! I will never forget and we will see you soon, love always....

mark dominick Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

Mick's family, So sorry to hear about Mick. Always a smile on his face when we saw him. May God be with you in this difficult times in your lives. God bless you all.

Pam & Roy Younger Jun 15 2014 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the entire family

marvin thacker Jun 14 2014 12:00 AM

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by The Shafers.

Our prayers are with you, I miss you buddy.

jody shafer Jun 13 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to your family. I remember mickey pulling up to moms house along time ago in a white convertible in his uniform.he wanted to stop by and say hello. he will be missed.

jackie larson,russell ,donna crandall,paul, karen crandall Jun 13 2014 12:00 AM

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Madeline Baggett.

Marlene, My prayers and thoughts are with you. Kenny Ray Craiger SR

Madeline Baggett Jun 13 2014 12:00 AM

Sure hated to hear about Mick, was a good guy, really liked playing basketball with him for quite afew yrs, RIP my friend, sympathy to Marlene, Jerry & Family!

john hunt Jun 12 2014 12:00 AM

We both are sorry for your loss. Please know that we are praying for you and thinking about you during this time. Love you both. Linda & Dave

Dave & Linda Sines Jun 12 2014 12:00 AM


Blessed to have known and have him in my life, with much love and sympathy, Kathie K Kane "KK"

KATHIE KANE Jun 11 2014 12:00 AM

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