Adolphus   Hinton obituary

Adolphus Hinton Obituary

Texarkana, Texas, United States

June 08, 1940 - March 25, 2022

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Adolphus   Hinton obituary

Adolphus Hinton Obituary

Jun 08, 1940 - Mar 25, 2022

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Outstanding/Well Done, Colonel!!!

Rev. Adolphus Hinton, LTC, US Army Reserve, (retired), 81, was named "Adolph" by his parents, the late Adell Hinton (Grimes) & Halbert Hinton of Jacksonville, Texas. He was preceded in death by Berry McQueen-Hinton, Yolanda Hinton (Hopwood), Sylvia Faye Hinton (Traylor), his son, James Matthew Hinton, and his brothers, Joe, Charles, Odell, and Ardis Hinton. He is survived by his sister Lula V. Hinton of Jacksonville, TX, sons, Kenneth A. Hinton, and Mark A. Hinton, M.D., daughter in-law, Veta I. Hinton, stepdaughters, Erica McQueen and Mishon Williams (Bouyer), seven grandchildren, one great grandson and other relatives. He attended Fred Douglas High School where he graduated as salutatorian in 1958. In 1962, he graduated from Prairie View A&M College while serving in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and majored in Music. In 1962, he entered the regular army as second lieutenant and became a parachutist and combat infantry officer at Fort Benning, Georgia. He deployed to Củ Chi Base Camp in South Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division from 1966-67 as an adjutant. He was awarded The Purple Heart medal after being wounded-in-action by an enemy land mine explosion. In 1968, Adolphus (Al) moved to Texarkana, Texas after the City of Texarkana handpicked him to be the Assistant Director, then later, Director, Texarkana Model Cities Program from 1968-71. The Model Cities program (experiment) was an element of U.S. President Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty. He lived the next 50 years of his life holding and performing various positions and duties, simultaneously, to serve his God, country, and family.

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Memorial Service Details:
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April 09, 2022
Canaan Baptist Church, 1002 Laurel Street, Texarkana, Arkansas
Details: Officiating: Reverend F.L. Smith, Pastor, Canaan Baptist Church
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Interment Details:
9:30 AM
April 26, 2022
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
Details: The Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Memorial Service Detachment (MSD) will perform the burial with full military honors
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