James L. “Bucky” Hinton, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James L. “Bucky” Hinton, Jr.

Born April 3, 1931

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.


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19 Condolences for James L. “Bucky” Hinton, Jr.

  • I was so sorry to hear of your familys loss praying gods love brings you peace.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. RIP Buck ! You will be missed!

  • Sorry for your loss. He was a great person. Was a very positive influence for many people throughout the years, Myself included. RIP.

  • Bucky, Larry, Jeanne, Bull and Jackie, I am so sorry to learn of you Mom And Dad’s passing.

  • I am heartbroken! Bucky was a wonderful brother-in-law. My husband Ed W. Hinton was the oldest but Bucky was Junior and took care of all the Hinton family in Holloway Terrace. He was especially proud of the Holloway Terrace Fire Company to which he and his wife, Irene, devoted most of their lives to creating an unmatched legacy for the Delaware “natives” and their progeny! Frances West-Hinton

  • Uncle Bucky is greatly loved and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    I cannot be there in person to share your grief and celebrate his life with you, but you are all in my heart.

  • Please give the family our deepest sympathy,

  • RIP Bucky

  • Bucky – you were one special man and one of my favorite cousins! So sad for your kids and remaining sister, Abbie, and brother Willard. The sadness for you and the rest of the family was even more tragic because you lost your beloved wife, Irene, less than a month ago and your older brother Edward in April.

    My you rest in peace with the Lord as you are together again with Irene, your brothers Edward and Bobby, your parents and all the wonderful family members who have gone before us!

    Joe joins me in sympathy for all those left to mourn your loss!
    Love and Peace!

  • God bless you buck rest in peace

  • Prayers and thoughts go out to the family, Sorry for your loss. GOD BLESS.

  • I so sorry for your loss such a great guy my heart goes out to the family and will keep you in my prayers..,

  • I had the pleasure of knowing Bucky Hinton through The New Castle Hundred Lions Club. Bucky always had a warm smile and infectious laugh. He was a dedicated Lion and family man. I am sorry to learn of his wife’s passing also. My sincere sympathy to their family.

  • Deepest sympathy. Many fond memories…
    The Blades Family

  • We are so sorry for the death of your Dad
    We enjoyed seeing them when we were out to eat .

    Betty and Frank Nesci Sr.

  • It was my pleasure to have met ” Bucky ” and several of his family members several weeks ago at the Holloway Terrace Fire Company on the second floor. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends.

  • To the family of Bucky , we ask God to walk you through this time of grief and sorrow….Wayne knew him through the work place and has many good memories of him and his wife .. Losing a loved one is never easy but time and God helps us to heal ..RIP , Bucky

  • Our Deepest Sympathy to the Hinton family.

    Jim and Betty Richard

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. Your mom and dad were our very good friends when we lived in Holloway Terrace. We always hung around together at the fire company, parading, etc. Your dad and my husband Bob (Passed away 2011), were best friends growing up in the Terrace. I did not realize how ill your parents were. My love and prayers go out to all of you. They were special friends and I will miss them. God Bless.

    Phyllis Thompson