SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Bobby Hinton — one of the greatest men to ever live — departed this world on Sept. 18, 2020, at his home in Springdale, Arkansas.
Longtime resident of Sikeston, Missouri, Bobby was known for his donuts, his smile, and his hugs. Born Sept. 4, 1937, in Adona, Arkansas, to Esther and Jake Hinton, he was the 11th child of 12 and the baby boy.
On Sept. 3, 1959, he married his best friend, Jean Hafford, in Cairo, Illinois, who preceded him in death.
Bobby was a lover of Cubs baseball, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his numerous family friends. He served donuts from his workbench at Houchin’s Donuts for 48 years. He was always up for a game of cards, fishing, and a good cup of coffee. He never met a stranger and was always known for a good joke. He loved his life and lived with no regrets.
Bobby is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws, Cindy and Charlie Dyson and Kathy and Brian Lake; his grandsons John and Tammy Brown, whom he helped raise, and Oliver Dyson, Shiloh Dyson and Billy Dyson; and his great-grandchildren, Chance Fajardo, Samantha Bramlett, Logan Brown, Jacob Brown, Koby Brown, Kendall Hinton, and Zachary Brown. He is also survived by his brothers, Curtis Hinton and JD Hinton and many friends, donut customers, and church family.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife, his grandson, Jack Brown, his great-grandson, Tyler Lake, and nine brothers and sisters.
Bobby believed that he lived his best life and wanted to be remembered for the good he left in this world. He wanted his life to be celebrated, not mourned.
In honor of his life, a celebration service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at 3 p.m. at the Sikeston First Assembly of God Church. Fellowship to follow in the church gymnasium.