William F. Hinckle Sr.
Born November 7, 1920, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Otis and Florence Hovermale Hinckle.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
He owned and operated Hinckle Motors, Hancock, for 44 years.
He was a school bus driver for Hancock area schools.
He was a member of Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion, Hancock.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hancock.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Marie Dorrier Hinckle, whom he married September 20, 1941, in Hancock; a son, William F.rederick Hinckle Jr., and wife Susan; a daughter, Linda Dean Howell, and husband Arlo, Hancock; daughter-in-law Diane Hinckle, Hancock; two sisters: Ruth Alta Kain, New York; Anna Lou Leighty, New Jersey; a brother, Garth Hinckle, Great Cacapon, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren: Greg Howell and wife Kim; Kevin Howell and friend Elena; Kenny Howell and wife Vicki; Jeffery Hinckle and wife Michelle; Bryan Hinckle and wife Cassandra; Angie Clingerman and husband Dave; Travis Hinckle and wife Tammy; Bradley Hinckle and wife Elaine; Christy Childers and husband Mike; Harley, Dustin and Lance Hinckle; 15 greatgrandchildren: Derick Clingerman and wife Danielle; Bethani and Kaitlyn Howell; Damien, Elizabeth and Tiffany Hinckle, Allyson and Cody Childers, Emily and Sydney Howell, Harrison, Louise, Analiegh and D.J. Hinckle, Dustin Thomas; seven greatgreat grandchildren: Kylee, Kamrynn and Kaiden Clingerman, Karlie and Karmyn Marro, Jayden Howell and Caydence Thomas.
He was preceded in death by two sons: Richard Franklin Hinckle and Gerald Mifflin Hinckle; two brothers: Shannon and Claytus Hinckle; and a sister, Catherine Douglas.
Services will be held Thursday, February 18, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hancock. Rev. Kenneth Stotlemyer will officiate. Burial with a military service by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Wednesday, February 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church a half hour prior to the service on Thursday.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Online condolences may be made at www.grovefh.com.