Ernest Clifford Hinkle
Ernest Clifford Hinkle, 92, of Mountain Home, Ark., and formerly of Birmingham, died on on Feb. 4, 2017, in Mountain Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Birmingham United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mary Kathryn Hart officiating. Visitation with family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., on Friday, prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, in Birmingham.
Gifts to a memorial to be designated later by the family may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 1483 Webber Road, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Iowa 72653. Pedrick Funeral Home, in Keosauqua, is handling the arrangements.
Hinkle was born on July 23, 1924, to Ernest and Nettie Alliman Hinkl. He married Betty Jerrel on Aug. 5, 1944.
He was a farmer and tire salesman at Ernie’s Tire Sales. He also owned a garden and produce business, “Leslie’s Little Bit of Heaven”.
He enjoyed singing, telling stories, and spending time with his friends and family.
He was an active member of the Birmingham United Methodist Church.
Hinkle is survived by his wife, Betty, of Mountain Home; two daughters, Viola Bich, of Fairfield, and Jayne Simmons, of Mitchellville; his adopted son, Dennis (Kelly) Ives, of Mountain Home, Ark.; two grandsons; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Ronald, Wesley and Michael; and a daughter, Leslie.