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
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
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.
take place in the North Side Cemetery.
and Members of the American Legion Post #778 of
Lyndora and the VFW Post #249 will conduct military
services at the graveside.
donations are suggested to
Guard of the American Legion Post #778 of Lyndora
and the VFW Post #249.