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Willis Lawrence Hinkle

W. Hinkle
W. Hinkle

Willis  (Bill) L. Hinkle died July 24. He was born May 21, 1913 in Oregon City, Oregon the ninth of ten children to Elijah Thomas Hinkle and Mary Ella (Manley) Hinkle.

He married Iola Hendricks July 3, 1935. There were three children born to them Delores, Loren, and Gary. Bill operated a timber business for many years in the Willamette Valley. Bill and Iola moved to Alaska in 1962 where they were employed at many things including ownership of a fuel business and truck and car cleaning service.

Bill loved to sing in church choirs and the Woodburn Senior Estates Men’s Chorus.

Bill is survived by his wife, of 79 years, Iola, three children, 14 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. A family cemetery service was held Tuesday, July 29, at the Redland Pioneer Cemetery. There is a memorial celebration of life service pending in August at the Hoodview Church of God in Woodburn.

Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton.