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John Michael Hinkle

John Michael Hinkle, born on January 28, 1949, in Pennington Gap, Virginia, embraced his final rest on April 8, 2024, at the age of 75. His passing leaves a void in the hearts of many who were touched by his kindness, generosity, and unwavering faith.

The viewing and service to honor John will be held on April 13, 2024, at Canyon Springs Baptist Church, 178 S. Mountain View Rd, in Apache Junction, AZ, at 12:00 and again on April 20, 2024, at Harris Funeral Home: 31551 Ford Rd, Garden City, Michigan 48135 at 1:00.

Interment will be at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland, Michigan.

John's legacy is not just the sum of his accomplishments but the love and care he bestowed upon his family and community. John leaves behind a cherished family who meant the world to him. His beloved wife Diane Hinkle was his rock and companion. He is survived by his devoted brothers David (Alene) Hinkle, Paul (Tammy) Hinkle, and Tom Hinkle, along with his loving sisters Dolly (Clyde) Woliver, Alice Russell, and Lois (Joe) Stapleton.

His memory will forever be cherished by his sons: John (Nataliya) Hinkle Jr, Greg Hinkle, Brent (Jalena) Borders, and Adam (Juanita) Borders. John's legacy extends through his numerous grandchildren: Jonathon, Ashlynn, Daria, Erich, Christopher, Elizabeth (Tristan), Matthew (Haley), Jason, Brayden, Mikayla, Charleigh, Bryant, Sara, Albert, Alexis, Aliyah, Adam Jr, Bradley, Lincoln, and Carlos. Additionally, his great-grandchildren Charlotte, Lincoln, and Armando will continue to honor his memory.

John was shaped by the love and guidance of his parents, Stella M. Hinkle and Buford M. Hinkle. His sister Betty and brother Eugene held special places in his heart. Additionally, John was preceded in death by his beloved first wife, Virgie K. Hinkle, whose memory remained cherished and enduring throughout his life.

John's educational journey led him to earn an Associate's degree from Wayne County Community College. He embarked on a fulfilling career as a Sound Engineer and Product Development Specialist for Cadillac Motor Car (GM), where he dedicated 34 years of his life.

Described as a good and faithful servant, John exemplified his faith through selfless deeds and acts of kindness towards others. His faith was not just a belief but a way of life, reflected in his active involvement at Canyon Springs Baptist Church, where he worshiped and served with distinction, embodying the principle of serving others with love and humility. He was a beacon of light in his community, always willing to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed.

Outside of his professional and religious endeavors, John's compassionate spirit led him to volunteer countless hours at the Moose Lodge, which he joined in 2005 and earned the Fellowship degree in 2013. John's ingenuity and resourcefulness were evident in his passion for building and reconstructing things, a skill he used to enrich the lives of those around him.

Above all, John was a devoted family man who cherished his loved ones above all else. His second chance at love with Diane brought him immeasurable joy, and he embraced his role as husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather with unwavering dedication.

In our hearts, John's spirit will live on, a beacon of love and kindness that continues to inspire us all. As we bid farewell to a remarkable man, let us take comfort in the knowledge that his legacy of love will endure for generations to come. John's life was a testament to the power of love, kindness, and resilience. In his memory, let us carry forward his legacy of love, service, and compassion. May he rest in peace, knowing that he lived a life of purpose and left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him.

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. - Matthew 25:23


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