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Jack L. Hinton
A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday at Ceres Christian Church for Jack L Hinton, 75, of Ceres. He died August 4, 2009 with his family by his side after a long and hard-fought battle with lymphoma.

Born April 10, 1934 in Antioch, Jack lived many years in Modesto, and settled in Ceres in 1977. Jack was an inspiration to all who knew him, handling all of life's obstacles with a sense of calm and dignity.

As a young man, Jack was a member of the Oakdale Wranglers Equestrian Drill Team, riding in local parades and rodeos. He graduated from Modesto High School in 1953 where he played football and baseball. Jack attended Modesto Junior College and Fresno State majoring in animal husbandry. He served in the Army during the Korean War. After 30 years of service he retired as Stanislaus County Superintendent of Roads.

Mr. Hinton was an avid golfer and golf memorabilia collector and was a member of the National Golf Collectors Society. He also belonged to the Silver Panthers, American Legion, Dryden Men's Club, and was a past member of Ceres Rotary Club, and a past board member of both the Oakdale Country Club and SOS club. Jack was a longtime member of Ceres Christian Church.

He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Barbara Terry Hinton of Ceres; his daughter, Joan Fahey; his sister, Bobbie Cheves of Turlock; three granddaughters, Candice McAleavey, Terra Fahey and Kristin Fahey, all of Ceres; and great-grandson Jay Thomas McAleavey of Ceres. He was preceded in death by parents Thomas "Jack" Clarkston Hinton and Stella Turner, and brother Walt Hinton.

-Ceres Courier /August 12, 2009