James L. “Bucky” Hinton, Jr.
April 3, 1931 – September 3, 2015
James L. Hinton, Jr., known fondly as “Bucky,” age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015.
A lifelong Delawarean, Bucky was born in Wilmington on April 3, 1931, and was a son of the late James L. Hinton, Sr. and Frances (Alfree) Hinton. He was a graduate of H. Fletcher Brown Vocational High School in Wilmington. Bucky made his career as a truck driver and was a member of Teamsters Local #326 in New Castle.
Active in the fire community, he devoted over 60 years of service to the residents of New Castle County as a member of the Holloway Terrace Fire Company and was awarded the honor of lifetime member and held the rank of Chief Engineer Emeritus. Bucky enjoyed learning all he could about military aviation history and was a gifted builder of model planes. A devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, he adored spending time with his loved ones and will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to his parents, Bucky was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Irene S. (Markowski) Hinton. He is survived by his children, James L. “Bucky” Hinton III of New Castle, Larry M. Hinton (Valerie) of Newark, Jeanne L. Morgan (Ed) of Meherrin, VA, William E. “Bull” Hinton of New Castle and Jacqueline F. “Jackie” Gardner of Hockessin; brother, Willard Hinton of Dover; sister, Abbie Bromwell of New Castle; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at the Holloway Terrace Fire Company, 700 West Avenue, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Glebe Cemetery, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holloway Terrace Fire Company, P.O. Box 684, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.