Walter Raymond Hinton, Jr.

September 7, 1922 ~ December 5, 2014


Walter Raymond Hinton, Jr., 92, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. at the Sunnyview Home and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born September 7, 1922 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Walter Eugene Hinton and Bertha (Timblin) Hinton.

He was a 1940 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. Mr. Hinton worked in the Hot Mill as a Finishing Roller at Butler Armco Steel retiring on September 30, 1984 after 42 1/2 years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Hinton was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force in the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers while severing in CBI-China, Burma, India from 1942 -1945. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #778 of Lyndora. Mr. Hinton was also a member of the Solvak Club, the Eagles Club in Naples Florida. He was a member of the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post #778 of Lyndora and VFW Post #249. Mr. Hinton belonged to the William H. Miller Lodge No. 769 F and A M the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of New Castle, the Legion of Honor of the Syria Temple of Pittsburgh and the D.A.V. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and boating.

Mr. Hinton. is survived by his wife Betty Lou (Bets) Hinton whom he married on June 26, 1948; one son, Walter Raymond Hinton III and his wife Connie of Mt. Airy, MD; one daughter, Cheryl Schnitzer and her husband John of Butler, PA, seven grandchildren, John Schnitzer, Laura Stephenson, Amy Goss, Crystal Walker and her husband Patrick, Scott Hinton and his wife Alyssa, Bruce Hinton, and Amber Hinton; nine great-grandchildren, one brother, Jack W. Hinton and his wife Florence of Butler, PA; one sister, Evelyn Warren and her husband Louis of Cleveland, OH; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Hinton; two brothers, and two sisters.

Friends will be received at Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North St. Butler, PA, with Pastor Tim Goodman of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will take place in the North Side Cemetery.

Officers and Members of the American Legion Post #778 of Lyndora and the VFW Post #249 will conduct military services at the graveside.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post #778 of Lyndora and the VFW Post #249.



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