Jay F. Hinton

August 20, 2013

Jay F. Hinton 78, former Frankfort resident, died at 6:10 a.m. August 20, 2013 at his home in Lafayette. Born October 29, 1934 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to William & Chleo (Wolfe) Hinton. He married Sandra ‘Sue’ Dienstberger on June 7, 1958 in Delphos, Ohio and she preceded him in death on March 30, 2009. Mr. Hinton was a 1953 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. He had lived in Delphos and Van Wert, Ohio before moving to Frankfort in 1965. He then moved to Lafayette in 2002. Jay was a production supervisor with Mallory Controls for 31 years, retiring on February 23, 1996. He was baptized at the First Church of the Brethren in Lima, OH. An honorary lifetime member of the BPO Elks #560, Jay was past Exalted Ruler, past District President, past District Deputy of Grand Exalted Ruler and served four years as an officer of the Indiana Elks Association. Jay was an avid sports fan, following Ohio State football and basketball, Cleveland Browns football and Cleveland Indians baseball, all since 1947.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. with an Elks Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 23rd with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation.

Survived by:

Son: Michael S. (Cheri) Hinton of Sellersburg, Daughter: Jodi D. Hinton of Lafayette, Daughter-in-Law: Kelli Hinton of Brownsburg, 5 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

Son, Mark S. Hinton in 2009, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.


4 Condolences for “Jay F. Hinton”

  1. Shellie Dexter August 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Deepest sympathy to your family. Your dad was a very sweet man..knew him years ago when we all hung out as kids, then more recent from working in the medical world.

  2. Mary Patterson August 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the worldly existence we know, Somewhere a path stretches over the stars, and rivers of memories flow… Somewhere a silence is heard far away and the brightness of day fills the night, Where the trials of life are resolved into peace when a soul finds its way to the light. May it comfort you to know that your loved one is now at peace.

  3. Mike & Sandy Chester August 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    We shall meet, but we shall miss him, There will be the vacant chair, But though we no more possess him, Still our hearts his memory bear.
    But a while ago we gathered, Friendship beaming in each eye, Now the golden cord is severed, He has passed to realms on high.
    His virtues are written upon the tablets of love and memory.
    Sorry for your loss. We had such good times with Jay and Sue.

  4. Robert Grafton September 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Mike and Jodi,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Seeing the obituary brought back a flood of memories growing up with your family. From the baseball games for Ladoga, to the Elks, to Goder Drive flood, our families were always tied together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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