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February 25, 2013

Leighton D. Hinkley

Leighton D. Hinkley

ROXBURY — Leighton D. Hinkley, 82, of Roxbury, died at his home on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.

He was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Roxbury, the son of Harold and Ethel ( Sanford) Hinkley.

Leighton married Joan Layman at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury on Dec. 19, 1948.

He attended Roxbury Central School. Leighton worked as a self-employed carpenter and worked with his brothers on many projects in the area.

When he lived in Florida for 20 years he worked as a heavy equipment operator on many construction projects with the Operating Engineers Union.

He was a former member of the Roxbury Fire Department and Roxbury Rotary Club. Presently he was a member of the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, cutting firewood, gardening and most of all helping friends and family.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Hinkley; children, Valarie Cowan and her husband, Doug, daughter, Victoria Hinkley, two sons, Timothy Hinkley and Scott Hinkley and his wife, Chris; three grandchildren, Ryan and Chamberlain Hinkley and Korey Holloway; sisters, Caroline Thompson, Shirley Kellerhouse, Edna Busier; and brothers, Gary and Glenford Hinkley; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, Roxbury, with the Rev Richard Dykstra, officiating.

Calling hours will be held at the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury, from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

Committal services will be held at a later date.

In memory of Leighton D. Hinkley donations may be made to the memorial fund of the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, Roxbury.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.

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