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Billy Wayne Hinton, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born May 21, 1934, in Franklin, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Raymond Hinton and Lucille (Borne). On February 18, 1955, in Kokomo, he married Ellen (Roper), and she survives.
He was employed with Continental Steel for 26 years, then worked as service manager at Hal-Dar travel trailers for 22 years, before retiring. He enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, NASCAR, was in the Masonic Lodge for years, and most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of over 62 years, Ellen Hinton, Kokomo; one son, Tim (Sherri) Hinton, Kokomo; three daughters, Kathy (Gary) Stevenson, Kokomo, Debra (Tom) Carmer, Tipton, Kelly (Jim) Hendershot,Russiaville; and two brothers, Carl Hinton, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Hinton, Knoxville, Tennessee. There are also grandchildren, Ryan Cage, Jessica Butler, Brittani Prifogle, Cody Hinton, Aaron Carmer, Jake Hendershot, Andy Stevenson, Sarah McCormick, and Ashley Stevenson; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Noah Butler.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Billy Chris Hinton.
Funeral services will be noon Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Pastor Dan Darling will officiate. Burial will follow at Sharpsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Vincent Foundation c/o Cardiac Rehab Lab-Kokomo. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary. You may read Billy's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
Published on August 28, 2017
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