Glenn E. Hinton
Glenn E. Hinton, 89, of Adelphi, passed peacefully Saturday, September 9, 2023 at his residence. He was born November 27, 1933 to the late Herman F. and Mildred (Arledge) Hinton.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Marylin Sue (Ricketts) Hinton. He is survived by children, Drena Clyne, Westerville, OH, Casey (Kathy) Hinton, Whitesboro, Texas, and Judy (Tom) Ortman, Chillicothe, OH; grandchildren, Chad (Carrie) Hoover, Carrie (Emery) Bennett, Corey (Melissa) Hoover, Rusty (Michelle) Ortman, and Emmy Ortman; 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Beverly Hinton Schwalbach; sister-in-law, Joane Goodman Hinton; and brother-in-law, Robert (Kay) Ricketts.
Glenn was predeceased by son-in-law, Craig Hoover; brothers, Herman Hinton and Don Hinton; and sister, Sally Hinton Cruit.
Glenn was a 1951 graduate of Centralia High School. After graduation, he proceeded to help his father on the farm and served in the Army from 1954 - 1956. He began working at the Mead Corporation in 1956 and retired after 40 years. Glenn was a member of Colerain United Methodist Church, Zane Trace Athletic Boosters, Zane Trace School Board Member of 16 years, coached Zane Trace youth baseball league green team and Zane Trace pony league team for several years.
Besides his family, Glenn had 3 great loves…horses, the Adelphi Community Band, and the Zane Trace School, especially Zane Trace Basketball. Glenn’s love of horses began at a young age working with teams helping with the farming. He was finally able to purchase his first horse and cart at the age of 15 for $5.00. He participated in shows and has ridden since. He was able to have a horse at the Ross County Fair for 65 years. Glenn has been a member of the Adelphi Community Band since 1947. He has enjoyed playing with several generations of Hinton family members, playing the drum for 74 years, and also served as manager for many of those years.
Glenn was a great supporter of the Zane Trace School system. In 1980, Glenn was asked to be an assistant to the Zane Trace boys basketball team. He continued to volunteer with practices, the pee wee program, keeping stats, managing equipment, open gyms, camps, and maintaining the gym facilities. He had seen several changes through the years and the opportunity to go other places. However, at heart Shorty was a true Pioneer and always showed his Pioneer Pride. He was genuinely there for the kids and loved everyone of them. If you needed him, you always knew where he would be, in the gym.
Memorial contributions can be made to Adelphi Community Band, c/o Jeff Mathew (9453 State Route 180, Laurelville, OH 43135) or Zane Trace Athletics (946 State Route 180 Chillicothe, OH 45601).
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 14, the first anniversary of Sue’s passing, at 2:00 pm at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. James Vandagriff officiating. Burial will follow in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi with military honors provided by the Ross County Veteran's Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at Hill’s. The family will also receive friends and family following burial at Laurelville Church of God 4:00 - 6:00 with refreshments. Condolences and floral gifts can be made on Glenn’s online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.