WEATHERSFIELD — The memorial service will be held Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor for Evered W. “Giz” Hinkley, 82, a longtime resident of Weathersfield, who passed away May 2 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Rev. Connie Moser, will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic service at 6 p.m.
He was born May 18, 1931 in Weathersfield, son of Harland A. and Maybelle (Danforth) Hinkley.
He received his schooling in Weathersfield and Springfield. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1949. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge in 1952 he returned to Weathersfield. He later attended and graduated from the University of Vermont earning his degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Hinkley was employed at Vermont Research in Springfield for many years, and continued his career in technology sales until his retirement.
Evered was a proud 61-year member of Vermont Lodge #18 F&AM in Windsor, where he had held the offices of Master, Secretary and Senior Warden during the many years. He was a member and past treasurer of King Solomon’s Temple Lodge. He also served as District Deputy Grand Master. He was a member and past president of the National Sojournes Green Mountain Chapter #527 and a member and past commander of the General John Stark Camp Heroes of ’76.
As a licensed pilot, he enjoyed flying and was a member of the Springfield Flying Club. Flying was his true passion. He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad, both for business and pleasure. He was fond of his annual fishing trips, gardening and woodworking. He was proud to have completely restored his father’s vintage Ford tractor. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include one brother, George “Joe” Hinkley of Springfield; two sisters, Barbara Greene of Ludlow, Massachusetts, and Beverly Thomas of South Royalton and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; six brothers, Larry, Arthur, Robert, Richard “Gus”, Stanley “Red” and Roger “Tink” Hinkley; and one sister, Dorothy “Dot” Treat.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Northern New England Division at 297 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 or to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Hospice Program, Attention; Development Office, at 289 County Road, Windsor, 05089.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook a www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the May 8, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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