BUCKHANNON — Carl D. Hinkle, 75, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Hospice Care In – Patient Center in Elkins.
He was born June 8, 1938 in Buckhannon, a son of Marie Opal Winans Hinkle Hill of Buckhannon and the late Herbert Harper Hinkle. On July 4, 1986 he married Barbara Ann Phillips who survives. In addition to his mother and wife he is survived by two sons, Jerry M. Hinkle and wife Mary of Allen, Texas and Kevin S. Hinkle and wife Melissa of Morgantown; two daughters, Karla Mealey and husband Dale of Weston and Amy Buchanan and husband Mark of Barboursville; one stepson, Gary Koon of Teays Valley; two step daughters, Lianna Purce of Miss. and Lisa Crumm and husband Jack of Elkins; six grandsons, Race Hinkle and wife Chelsie of McKinney, Texas, Thomas Hinkle of Allen, Cody and Trevor Hinkle both of Morgantown and Benjamin and Aleck Buchanan of Barboursville; two granddaughters, Keely Hinkle of Morgantown and Bryleigh Buchanan of Barboursville; five stepgrandsons, Tanner Southerland of Madisonville, Ky., Evan Southerland of Fort Campbell, Ky., Corey, William and Cole Crumm all of Elkins; four stepgranddaughters, Julie Tucker and husband Chris of Winfield, Emily and Hope Koon both of Winfield, Anna Crumm of Elkins; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Hinkle of McKinney and one stepgreat-grandson, Dylan Morton of Winfield.
Mr. Hinkle was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard in 1956 and was called to active duty in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis and a member of the American Legion Post 7. He and his father started a contracting business named H & H Builders. He built 26 homes. He was an expert carpenter and a master cabinet and furniture maker. He was a beef cattle farmer and after his retirement from the USDA he worked as a custodian/maintenance supervisor at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, and he worked at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home for five years. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. For the last five years he enjoyed his winter home in Venice, Fla. He was the county executive director for the USDA/ASCS (now Farm Service Agency) for over 30 years until his retirement.
Friends will be received Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. He will lie-in-state on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. at the Chapel Hill UMC with the Rev. Helen R. Oates officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Buckhannon River Habitat for Humanity PO Box 495 Buckhannon, WV 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.