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 grew up in Hohenwald, attended school there and graduated with the Class of 1951. He attended their class reunion in Hohenwald in July 2016.
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.
Mrs. Joan, Beth and Neal,
Sorry to hear about Mr. Earl. He was a great guy. He always went out of his way to make sure we had fun as kids.
Mrs. Joan, Beth and Neal. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Earl was a fine man. Some of the best memories of my early years were spent with the Hinson family. Hiking through the woods, playing at the barn, riding horses, Mr.Earl batting the baseball to us sharpening our skills. Neil and Beth, I am so glad that I got to see your mom and dad eating at Mr. Haynes place a while Back. It was great to speak with them. It’s so tough to lose one of your folks. I have lost both of mine and dearly miss them. There’s peace in knowing that we will all be seeing them again one day in Paradise. The people that work for Hospice are such special people. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I didn’t have Hospice to help care for my mom and dad. They both had terminal cancer. That’s what those old cigarettes do for you. Thankful that I don’t smoke. I pray that God will give each of you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love you guys, Todd Lineberger
Mrs Joan and Beth,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time .
Lenace Hyde Vaughn
Mrs. Joan and Beth and Family,
Just hearing about Mr. Earl and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Earl was an amazing man.
Peggy Bevels, Rhonda and Dean
Beth and Family
I am sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Hinson’ s death. Praying for comfort and peace and God’s arms around you all during this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family in finding a new normal in the days ahead.
Joan, sympathy to you and your family.
Joan so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet husband. Prayers for you, Beth and Neal during this difficult time.
Mrs. Hinson, Beth and Neal:
I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace be with you all during this difficult time.
Joan, so sorry to read this. Prayers for God’s comforting presence in the days ahead.
Joan, we are so sorry for your loss.