The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

August 21, 2013

John F. Hinkson

Retired Air Force vet worked for McKesson


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Services will be held Saturday for John F. Hinkson of Montgomery, formerly of Hermitage. He passed away Monday (8-19-13) in his home after suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 51.

Mr. Hinkson was born Jan. 8, 1962, in Sharon, a son of Gary Hinkson and Georgia Rowe Hinkson.

He was raised in Hermitage and was a member of Hickory High School’s graduating class of 1980.

He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired after 21 years of service in 2003. John received an honorable discharge and was awarded the Bronze Star National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Air Force Long Tour Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Award, Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.

He later gained employment with McKesson Corp. in Montgomery, where he was currently employed.

He is survived by: his two children, Corinna and Christopher Hinkson, both at home; his sister, Ann Hinkson Herrmann and her husband Mark, Pittsburgh; his brother, Chris Hinkson and his wife Bobbi, Bowie, Md.; his mother, Georgia Hinkson, and his father, Gary Hinkson and his wife Carol, all Hermitage; and a half-brother, Gary Hinkson Jr., Hermitage.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, John’s family suggests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in his memory to consider the Wounded Warrior Project. Donation forms may be downloaded at and sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.


John Francis, 51, Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Hermitage.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (8-23-13) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting

Service: Service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (8-24-13) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David S. Evans, pastor of Hickory United Methodist Church, Hermitage, officiating.

Interment: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage, with full military honors rendered by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233, West Middlesex, and American Legion Post 432, Wheatland.