Wyatt Kellem “WK” Hinton, 101 of Hinton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday April 8, 2021. Born May 8, 1919 in Hinton, he was the son of the late Joseph Isiah Hinton and the late Lou Ella Brabb Hinton.
He attended the Madams Creek (Gilpin) school and was a member of the Brooklyn United Methodist Church. He also attended the Mt. Olivet Church at Madams Creek. He and his wife ran the Hinton Dairy for 25 years. Together they won the “Farm of the Year” award given by the Southern Soil Conservation District. He and his wife Virginia spent many years maintaining the Hinton Farm. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, auto mechanics, farming and gardening. Wyatt entered the US Army in 1942 an received an honorable discharge in 1945 at Fort Meade Maryland 14th Evacuation Hospital. He graduated from Ord Automotive School at Fort Cunnley, GA. He proudly served his country during World War II where he attained the rank of Sgt. and he received a Good Conduct medal, American Campaign medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal and World War II Victory medal. Wyatt was know as “Sarge” to those in India and was famous for his mechanical inventions, watch repair work he did overseas and he was the oldest living World War II Veteran in Summers County.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lee Davis Hinton; son, Grant L. Hinton and two sisters, Mary Jane Hinton Moore and Mildred J. Hinton Crawford.
Survived by his son, Thomas J. Hinton and wife Rhodetta of Hinton; daughter in law, Bonnie Hinton of Hinton; four grandchildren, Janet L. Hinton, Christopher G. Hinton and wife Michelle, Lou Ann Hinton and Thomas J. “Joe” Hinton Jr. and wife Jennifer all of Hinton; five great grandchildren, Matthew D. Hinton, Crisa L. Hinton, Dalton L. Hinton, Caleb Ethan Hinton and Brayden Jase Hinton.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday April 12, 2021 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors with Rev. Daniel Harris and Pastor Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hinton Family Cemetery at Madams Creek. Friends may call from 10:00 am until service time on Monday at the funeral parlors.
Mark Meador, Ed Cole, Josh Bowling, Joseph Bowling, Keith Bowling and Ronnie Lilly will serve as pallbearers.
Eddie Ratliff, Sammy Ball, Gary Farmer, Bo Donohoe and David Reed will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family would like to thank his hospice nurses Paula and Stephanie and all the nurses and staff at Stonerise Nursing Home in Beckley.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Hinton requested donations be made to the Hospice of Southern WV and Stonerise Nursing Home in Beckley.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com