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Claude Henry Hinkle III, age 58, of Louisburg, KS died June 5, 2021, at Topeka Center in Topeka, Kansas after an extended battle with ALS. Later in his life, he shortened his name to his initials “C.H.” Hinkle III.
C.H. was born September 10, 1962, to Claude and Joyce Hinkle in Appleton City, Missouri. He moved to Paola, Kansas with his parents and went to Paola schools until he graduated from Paola High School in 1981. After graduation, he attended Washburn University in Topeka and played on their football team. He moved to Texas in 1987 where he lived for approximately 10 years. He worked for Texas Instruments in Lewisville, Texas for many of those years until he returned to Kansas and lived in Louisburg. He worked at QuikTrip and other jobs in the Louisburg area.
Besides spending time with friends and family, C.H. enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Later in life, he learned to play the keyboard and especially enjoyed singing songs of praise to Jesus, his Lord and Savior. C.H. enjoyed going to church and learning more about God’s love. For the past 9 years, C.H. cared for his mother after his dad died. It was one of the accomplishments in his life that he felt very purposeful about.
Claude H. Hinkle III (C.H.) is survived by his mother, Joyce Hinkle of Osawatomie, Kansas; sister, Melody Moore of Euless, Texas; three brothers: Barry Hinkle of Paola, Kansas, Steven Hinkle of Claremore, Oklahoma, and John Hinkle of Paola, Kansas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His memorial service will be on Saturday, July 24 (11 am) at Faith Chapel, 840 N. Metcalf Rd., Louisburg KS 66053.
Memorials can be sent to: Faith Chapel, 840 N. Metcalf Rd., Louisburg, KS 66053 in memory of C.H. Hinkle III.
Tammy Grosskreutz says
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I graduated with C.H., what a sweet kind person.
C.H. was my dad’s best friend. C.H. loved God so much you could feel it in all that he said and did. I know he is in heaven now with no more pain or suffering. Praise Jesus! He will be missed here on earth and I am praying for the family during this time of loss.
April Johnston says
Claude ( he would always have to correct me. It was now C.H.) and I grew up together in Somerset. He was my crush until we became older, then we remained friends throughout our life. He loved his family so deeply and his faith in God has remained strong his entire life, something his mom instilled in him from a young age. God definitely gained a sweet angel. I’m in shock that he has passed, but I love that I know right where he is. One thing I will never forget, is his blue catalina. He would drive around Somerset for hours backwards to reverse the mileage. My Dad would laugh at some of the things he used to do, like sitting at the top of my driveway and howling at the moon. I have so many wonderful memories of him to cherish. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. All my love, April (Wyatt) Johnston of Somerset.
Diane Payne says
My prayers are with your family with the loss of CH. I am so thankful to have called CH my friend. I will treasure the many memories we shared through the years. I will always carry close to my heart all the many ways we expressed & shared together our love for the Lord.
Lisa Stewart says
It was with great sorrow to follow C.H.’s illness and passing, but have great joy that he is now with his heavenly Father, who was the topic of mostly every conversation with C.H.! He was always joyful and positive, even amidst personal physical pain he dealt with. We had the privilege of having him in our home for a time when we lived in Texas over 20 years ago and reuniting with him here in KC years later! It was wonderful to meet the family at the Memorial yesterday – you all are very sweet and I was blessed by meeting you all and to see the love among all present. Blessings to you as you continue to work through the physical and emotional issues that come with the passing of a beloved family member. “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like HIS glorious body…” Philippians 3:20-21
Julie A. Joyes says
Just seeing this on FB. Wondered what happened to him. A good Christian friend when I lived in Paola, and when he was going to Cross Point Church in Paola Ks. So sorry to hear of your loss! He is with Jesus, singing and praising with the Love of his Life! Jesus our Lord and Savior! Fly with the Angels CH!