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William Billy Hinkle
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Obituary for William Billy Hinkle

William Billy Hinkle, 91 years of age of Oakwood, VA passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Buchanan General Hospital. Born February 18, 1927 in Pikeville, KY, he was the son of the late Clarence and Wilda Young Hinkle.

William was a proud member of the Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church since April of 1980. He retired from Jewell Smokeless Coal Corporation and always enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family. A loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Ollie Aillene Ray Hinkle May 12, 2013, son, Wendell Hinkle, brothers George and Joe Hinkle, and sister Bonnie Lou Hinkle.

Those left to cherish his memories include his daughter Diana Hinkle Stacy and husband Stanley of Grundy, VA; sons, Jerry Hinkle and wife Kathy of Mavisdale VA, Monroe Hinkle and wife Pam of Oakwood, VA, Danny Hinkle and Serena Davis of Oakwood, VA; daughter-in-law Regina Hinkle of Grundy, VA; sisters, Dorothy Robinson and Ida Bell Potter both of FL, Rosetta Allen and Claudia Gilliam both of Pikeville, KY; one brother, James Lacy Hinkle and wife Irene of Meta, KY.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his feline buddy “Meow Meow”.

Funeral service for William Billy Hinkle will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:00 noon with Elders Gary Young, Danny Runyon and Dale Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Friday, March 9, after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. J. G. Patel, Buchanan General Hospital ICU nursing staff, and Special Care nursing staff.

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The family of William Billy Hinkle have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Funeral Service




12:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details


Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609


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