Curtis Ladon Hinson, affectionately known as Curt to his wife and Ladon to his siblings, peacefully passed away on May 13, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of strength, determination, and love. He was a devoted husband, proud father, esteemed veteran, and cherished family member whose memory will forever be held dear.
Curtis, born on May 1, 1940, Jackson County, FL, was the beloved husband of Sandra Wyer Hinson for 62 years. Throughout their journey together, Curt remained determined to honor their vows and care for Sandra, especially in challenging times when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He stood by her side, providing unwavering support and ensuring her well-being.
In addition to his dedication to his wife, Curt was a respected veteran who served his country in the Army for 22 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. With two tours in Vietnam, he displayed immense courage and commitment throughout his military career, leaving a lasting impact on those who served alongside him.
Curtis is survived by his children, Robert Hinson (Susan) of Gloucester, VA, Gregory Scott Hinson (Lisa) of Freeport, FL, and Patricia Decote (Eliezer) of Aubrey, TX. He will be lovingly remembered by his eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, as well as his sisters, Mae Jackson of Dothan, Barbara Deese (W. J.) of Cottonwood, and Gurtha Murphy of Dansbury, N. C. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Curtis is preceded in death by his son, Donald Hinson of Newport News, VA, and his sisters, Vernell Brookins, Sara Galloway, Johnnie McComb, Jean Conrad, Betty Branton, and his brothers, Truman Hinson and Dorman Hinson.
A public viewing will be held at Ward Wilson Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 6 PM to 8 PM, with the family arriving at 5:30 PM. The funeral service, officiated by Reverend Adam Carlee, will take place at Ward Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 10 AM. The family is requested to arrive at 9:30 AM for the funeral. A short graveside service with military honors will follow, and a reception to honor Curt’s life and celebrate the legacy he leaves behind will also be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made in Curt’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org/donate or the American Diabetes Foundation https://diabetes.org/
The family extends their gratitude for the love, support, and condolences received during this difficult time. May the memories of Curtis Ladon Hinson continue to bring comfort and inspiration to all who knew him. May his soul find eternal peace.
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