Andrew Earl Hinson was born October 3, 1933 in Hohenwald, Lewis County, TN, as the second child of the late Everette Elvin Hinson and the late Hazel Lavonia Talley Hinson. He returned to The Kingdom on May 11, 2017.
He served 10 years and 4 months in the United States Air Force serving with the Strategic Air Command in Puerto Rico and with the Tactical Air Command at Sewart Air Force Base in Smyrna, TN until his Honorable Discharge in 1963.
In 1958 he married Joan Groce Hinson of the Mimosa Community in Lincoln County, TN. Their two children, Teresa Beth Hinson and Andrew Neal Hinson, were born at Sewart Air Force Base in Smyrna, TN.
He was employed by Amana as they started their new plant in Fayetteville and was employee number 3. He worked with the crew installing and setting up the original machinery for the plant. Later he was employed at AMTEC in Huntsville and then ERC, Inc. where he retired from his work on Redstone Arsenal in 2004.
Survived by wife of 58 years, Joan Groce Hinson; daughter, Teresa Beth Hinson of Fayetteville; son, Andrew Neal Hinson (Mary) of Brentwood, TN; grandson, John Andrew Hinson (Rachel) of Nashville, TN; grandson, Robert Henry Hinson (Kaylyn) of Chattanooga, TN; sister, Helen Hinson McDonald (William E.) of Donelson, TN; sister, Barbara Joyce Hinson of Hohenwald, TN.
He was a member of Mimosa Church of Christ. Funeral services to be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, TN. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until the service begins at 3:00 P.M. Walter L. Sloan and Will Martin will officiate with burial at Stewart Cemetery in Park City. Memorials may be made to Lincoln County Home Health & Hospice or The American Cancer Society. Arrangements handled by Higgins Funeral Home.