Dan B. Hinton, 65, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at his home in Mentone.
Born on July 19, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan he was the son of Herman and Wilma (Pingilley) Hinton. He attended Thurston High School graduating with the class of 1976.
In September of 1982 he met this wonderful lady Tonda working at the Renaissance Fair in Houston, TX. They had their first date on January 1, 1983 and the rest was history, they were married on December 27, 1983.
Dan worked as a material handler for Compaq Computer for many years before moving to Mentone in 1997. At this point Tonda decided to go to college and Dan decided to stay at home and take care of their kids and the home.
A serious sport’s enthusiast he loved Michigan football, the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Redwings. He would keep the game stats on every game that was played and he made sure that no matter who was playing he had that team’s shirt or jersey on rooting them on. It would be nothing for Dan to change his clothes 6 times in a day depending on the game he was watching.
He was known as a very loyal, always committed and strong-willed man that would do anything for his family.
He is survived by his wife Tonda of Mentone; sons: Aaron Hinton of Mentone; Zachary (Vanessa) Hinton of Warsaw; William (Amber) of Winona Lake; brothers: David Hinton of Houston, TX; Dale (Glynda) Hinton of Houston, TX; sister Sue (Jeff) Squillets of Florida; grandchildren: David, Maressa, Eijah, Angeleah; his cats Ninja and Lil one.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Wilma.
A celebration of life will be held on a later date.
Sue Squillets says
Tonda, Aaron, Zac, Will & the rest of the family,
My heart is breaking along with all of yours. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing how much my brother loved all of you. I’m going to miss him so much just as I know that you’ll miss him more. God bless & comfort all of you.
Love always, Sue (Aunt Sue)
Sherry Weeks says
Sweetest Tonda, my heart is broken for you and the boys. I’ve missed Uncle Dan’s sense of humor and infectious laughter so much, it’s my prayer you will always hear it.
So many good memories, my personal favorite of him when I was a kid constantly sneaking me candy all times of the day and making me promise not to tell Grandma (with a big smile on his face) or we’d both be in BIG trouble:)
You two have always been peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, hamburgers and pop – everything that goes together perfectly; an inspiration to us all of real, unconditional love. I know he will ALWAYS be with you.
Much love now and always, Sherry
Ronda and Richard Jones, Austin Collins and Tyler Collins says
Tonda, Aaron, Zach, and Will-
Please accept our loving condolences on Dan’s passing. We are remembering Dan and thinking of his great love for Michigan, baseball, recycling, and most of all – you his family. Richard and I remember your early life together when you’d watch him play ball. He loved you dearly and was devoted to you. Married for almost 40 years, there are so many great stories and memories we have of you both. I especially enjoyed our trips to auctions. We are so sorry for your loss. All our love, Ronda Richard, Austin and Tyler.
Linda Tucker says
Sending my sympathies to Tonda and the boys, especially Zack. I remember your family so well when Zack was a student at Burket Alternative School. He was one of my favorite students and I learned a lot about life from him. I remember how supportive you and Dan were so that he could complete his education. Our prayers are with your family during this tough time.
Barb Cox says
Tonda and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have many special and loving memories of Dan which will bring you peace. My prayers are with you. Stay strong! Love you.