May 7, 1952 - February 5, 2021
On February 5, 2021, Bro. Rickey H. Hinkle finished the race and stepped into eternity after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a true servant of God. Even in the hospital, he could be seen praying with the nurses, doctors, and staff. He hated to see suffering people which made him so good at his job as a pastor. He was a selfless person who always put the needs of others ahead of his own. He was the pastor of Hughes Memorial Baptist Church, New Lebanon Baptist Church, and Clay Baptist Church. He also served on staff at Pineywood Baptist, Pine Mountain Independent and Clearview Baptist Church. He retired from Bellsouth after 28 years and Samford after 17 years. He also graduated from Samford University. He spent his free time watching football, hunting, riding horses and spending time with his family and friends. He loved watching westerns, the food network, and Alaska shows. He was preceded in by his daughter Julie Hinkle Hutchins, sister Jan Hinkle Elliott, his Mother Edna Hollis Hinkle and Father Talmadge Fredrick Hinkle. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Karen Hinkle, son Jeremy Hinkle, Brother Mike (Rita) Hinkle, Uncle Edwin (Gwen) Hollis, Son-in-Law Robert Hutchins (Rachel), granddaughter McKinley Renee Hutchins, Brother in-law Bruce (Celeste) Hinkle, Jeff Hinkle and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, beloved family members and friends. His family will receive friends on Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. at Gardendale Heritage Funeral Home in Gardendale, AL. The service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Gardendale Heritage Funeral Home. Brother Rich Hutchins and Craig Gilley will be officiating. The burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family would like a donation to Hughes Memorial Baptist Church and the American Cancer Society.
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