Carl Hinkle

Carl D. Hinkle, 75, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Hospice Care In-Patient Center in Elkins.

He was born June 8, 1938, in Buckhannon, a son of Marie Opal Winans Hinkle Hill of Buckhannon and the late Herbert Harper Hinkle.

On July 4, 1986, he married Barbara Ann Phillips, who survives.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by two sons, Jerry M. Hinkle and wife, Mary, of Allen, Texas, and Kevin S. Hinkle and wife, Melissa, of Morgantown; two daughters, Karla Mealey and husband, Dale, of Weston and Amy Buchanan and husband, Mark, of Barboursville; one stepson, Gary Koon of Teays Valley; two stepdaughters, Lianna Purce of Mississippi, and Lisa Crumm and husband, Jack, of Elkins; six grandsons, Race Hinkle and wife, Chelsie, of McKinney, Texas, Thomas Hinkle of Allen, Texas, Cody and Trevor Hinkle, both of Morgantown and Benjamin and Aleck Buchanan of Barboursville; two granddaughters, Keely Hinkle of Morgantown and Bryleigh Buchanan of Barboursville; five stepgrandsons, Tanner Southerland of Madisonville, Ky., Evan Southerland of Fort Campbell, Ky., Corey, William and Cole Crumm, all of Elkins; four stepgranddaughters, Julie Tucker and husband, Chris, of Winfield, Emily and Hope Koon, both of Winfield and Anna Crumm of Elkins; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Hinkle of McKinney, Texas; and one stepgreat-grandson, Dylan Morton of Winfield.

Mr. Hinkle was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard in 1956 and was called to active duty in 1961 during the Berlin Crisis and was a member of American Legion Post 7. He and his father started a contracting business named H & H Builders. He built 26 homes. He was an expert carpenter and a master cabinet and furniture maker. He was a beef cattle farmer and after his retirement from the USDA, he worked as a custodian/maintenance supervisor at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, and he worked at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home for five years. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. For the last five years, he enjoyed his winter home in Venice, Fla. He was the county executive director for the USDA/ASCS (now Farm Service Agency) for more than 30 years until his


Friends will be received Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. He will lie in state Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Helen R. Oates officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buckhannon River Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 495, Buckhannon, WV 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the