Mr. Hinson was a lifelong resident of Walton and Holmes Counties. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the United States Army having been awarded Two Overseas Services Bars, The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon and Philippine Independence Ribbon. He worked as an electrician having owned and operated Hinson’s Appliance Service. He loved to hunt and fish and he loved animals.
Mr. Hinson was preceded in death by his father and mother.
Mr. Hinson is survived by his wife of 53 years Catherine K. Hinson of Ponce De Leon, Florida; two sons Howard Franklin Hinson Jr of Ponce De Leon, Florida and John Hinson and wife Melissa of Ponce De Leon, Florida; five daughters Charlotte Thompson and friend John D. Towery of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Cindy Storey and husband Jim of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Shirley Jean Ryan of Round Rock, Texas, Jeanette Nelson and husband Lou of DeFuniak Springs, Florida and Reba Hinson Schoeder and husband Mark of Chipley, Florida; one brother William Houston Hinson of Ten Mile, Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be held at 6:00~8:00 PM, Friday, November 2, 2007 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 3, 2007 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Glen Spence officiating. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Those asked to serve as pallbearers are as Tommy Thompson, Billy Thompson, Aaron Thompson, John Alford, Ronnie Crosby and Donnie Crosby. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
[Burial: Sandy Creek Cemetery, Ponce de Leon]