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David W. Hinkley
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David W. Hinkley age 47 of Schoolcraft, Michigan and a former Sturgis resident passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 14, 2017 at his home.
He was born September 3, 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan son of Wayne and Tandra (McLauchlin) Hinkley.
David resided in Schoolcraft for the past four years coming from Portage and his early life was lived in Sturgis where he was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1988.
For the past four years he had been employed by KSS Enterprises in Kalamazoo. He had also worked for several years at Americraft Carton in Sturgis and had worked as a firefighter with the Sturgis Fire Department and as an EMT with Parker’s Ambulance Service and Life Care Ambulance Services.
David was the type of person that never met a stranger and enjoyed listening to music, fishing, bowling and playing golf and spending time with his many friends. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons and loved his Notre Dame Fighting Irish. David had many hobbies and enjoyments but what he truly cherished was each and every minute he spent with the love of his life, his son.
He is survived by one son: Darien Hinkley of Portage; step-children: Steven Judd and Jessica Judd both of Portage; parents: Wayne and Tandra Hinkley of Sturgis; one sister: Kelli (Ken) Eaton of Portage; grandmother: Nellie Riddle of Centreville and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In accordance with family wishes cremation will take place. A gathering of family and friends to honor and celebrate the life of David W. Hinkley will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion, 500 W. Chicago Rd. in Sturgis.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations would be appreciated to Darien’s future needs c/o: Wayne Hinkley, 813 Nottingham Dr., Sturgis, MI 49091.
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the honoring and celebrating a life well lived




3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
American Legion Post #73

500 West Chicago Rd.
Sturgis, MI 49091


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