East Bethany - James R. Hinkson, "Hink", age 68, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 while on hospice at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Hink as born on September 22, 1953, in Batavia, NY to the late Robert and Margaret Schug Hinkson.
Hink worked as an inside salesman for 40 years at Calibrated Charts in Batavia, New York and GotToGo Electric in LeRoy, New York. Hink was a member of the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department and was a diehard Cleveland sports fan, including the Indians, Cavaliers and yes even his beloved Browns. In his free time, you could find him playing golf, skiing, camping with his family and friends, enjoying the outdoors while maintaining the upkeep of his yard with his wife, taking walks with his family and Golden Retrievers, attending his kid's sporting events, school functions and even dance recitals and competitions, spending time with his three grandkids, playing basketball or working out at the YMCA and enjoying the simplicity of life. Hink was easy going and the kind of guy you'd want to be around.
A man of few words but he was always ready to make people laugh with his witty humor and one liners. Hink had an ability to always see the good in every situation no matter what. He was known of his genuine kindness and gentle demeanor. Everyone loved his company. Hink didn't let much upset him and he lived by the motto of "you can't always get what you want" by the Rolling Stones. Hink was a husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, grandfather and friend and an irreplaceable one at that. His kindness and caring heart will be carried through all that knew him. He was loved by so many and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 32 years, Glenna; son, Jesse (Sara) of Brooklyn, NY; daughters, Alyssa (Patrick) Murphy of Colonie, NY and Kaleigh (Jamie Scherer) at home; grandchildren, Connor James, Finn Joseph and Nora Janet Murphy. He is also survived by his brother, David of Batavia, NY, sister, Patty Ellen (James) Welch of Phoenix, Az.; nephew, Michael (Kelley) Welch of Savannah, Ga.; nieces, Katie (Michael Szymanski Welch and Kasey (David Petrosky) Welch, both of Phoenix, Az., sister-in-law, Beth (late Stephen) Hooker of Wyoming, NY; step-nieces, Kristin Luxon of Dansville, NY (her sons Daniel and Allen) and Nicole (Jon) Parkhurst (their children Nora, Matthew and Joseph) of East Bethany, NY; his aunt, Josie (late James) Schug of Ithaca, NY and several cousins.
He is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Margaret (Schug) Hinkson, his in-laws, Glen and Huletta (Darch) Lambien and many aunts and uncles.
Friends may call on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the H.E Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Hink's funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis by going online at