Spencer Dean Hinkle

Funeral Service for Spencer Dean Hinkle, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be conducted at 2:00 p.m.,
Sunday, March 17, 2024 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Mike Stewart, Jeff Coleman, Elliott Pope,
Chris Pope, Randy Jones, Billy Baldridge and Darrell Meeks will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary
pallbearers will be Jeff Bledsoe and Wayne Bledsoe. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at Ridgeway

Spencer was born on June 24, 1935 to James Richard “JR” and Mittie Hinkle in Sulphur Bluff, TX. He
married the love of his life, Venita Gibby on October 16, 1959 in Beckham Community, she preceded him
in death. Spencer was a farmer and rancher and worked for Jones Livestock Co. for 21 years and
Greenville Livestock Co. for a total of 41 years in the livestock industry. He served in the United States
Army from 1958 to 1960 and spent 15 months in Korea and also served in the National Guard for three
years. He loved hunting hogs and deer. Spencer was an elder of Oakland Church as well as a song leader
and mowed and took care of Oakland Cemetery for 30 years. He adored spending time with his family
and loved his daughter’s and those grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Tamara Stewart, her husband, Mike and Darla Baldridge and her fiance,
Jeff Coleman; brother, Jerry Hinkle; grandson, Brandon Baldridge; granddaughter, Lori Pope and her
husband, Chris; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Pope, Kason Pope and Elliott Pope.
Spencer was preceded in death by his loving wife, Venita Joye (Gibby) Hinkle; father, J.R. Hinkle; mother,
Mittie (Clifton) Hinkle; daughter, Marsha Womack and sister, Cynthia Hinkle.

With our condolences.

Author: Chad Young

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