Jackie Hinton
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Jack Hinton passed away on May 9th, 2021 at the age of 84, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, surrounded by his loving family. Jack is survived by his wife Glenda, sons Derek and Brandon, daughters-in-law Becky and Laura, and his grandchildren Hayley, Evan, Justin, Samantha, and Sarah. He joins his beloved sister, Maxine Moore, and granddaughter Nikki Hinton, in God's loving arms.

Jack was born in 1936 on a farm in Mannford, Oklahoma. He was in first grade when he first met the love of his life, Glenda Evans, and they were married in 1959. He attended Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1959, and went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He worked at Southwestern Bell for his entire career, before he took an early retirement in 1991. At the time of his retirement, he was managing 1,450 employees engaged in the engineering, construction, and maintenance of all facilities in Kansas.

Despite being "retired," over the next 10 years Jack served in various positions in State and National Engineering Societies. He was involved in the Kansas Engineering Society and received their Engineer of the Year Award in 1990, and was elected President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1996. He loved that community and the many friends he and Glenda made as they traveled all over the country during those years.

During his career and retirement, Jack changed communities 11 times. No matter where he lived, he was always active in civic and religious organizations. In addition to his involvement in the NSPE, he has always been involved in his local church, serving as chairman of multiple committees. He continued to be involved in leadership positions over the last five years in which he and Glenda lived at the Montereau Retirement Community.

But nothing was more important to Jack than his faith, family, and friends. He was beloved by all who met and came to know him, and his warmth, humor, and fierce commitment to his family is his most important legacy.

Jack's life will be honored and celebrated at a service at Asbury United Methodist Church on Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 2:00pm, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on May 13, 2021.
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Memorial service
02:00 PM
Asbury United Methodist Church, in Tulsa.
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June 7, 2021
Oh Glenda, We are so so sad to read about Jack. You have been dear friends for decades now. Even though we haven't seen you we have many happy memories of our times in church and your sweet, teeny puppy dog. Just know you are in our hearts and prayers. Pam & Lucky DeFries
Pam & Lucky DeFries
Friend
May 21, 2021
Glenda and Family - I was so saddened to learn of Jack's passing. I met Jack as a younger engineer and later, as I took on leadership roles in KSPE, Jack was always there to provide support, guidance, and mentorship. As President of KSPE I asked Jack to Chair a Task Force to separate the Engineers' Foundation of Kansas from KSPE, which he willingly accepted and successfully led. I have fond memories of seeing Jack and you (Glenda) over the years, particularly at KU BB games. Jack was a true friend of the professional engineer and will be missed.
Rick Ensz, PE, FNSPE
Friend
May 14, 2021
We are saddened by the death if our good friend Jack. Our love and sympathy go out to Glenda, Derek, Brandon and family. We cherish memories of times spent together during our days at Westrige Hills Church in Oklahoma City. Bless you all.
Mike & Donna Toombs
Family
May 13, 2021
Glenda - so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. Hope you will be comforted by the memories of your long marriage. Your cousin, Melvin Wilson
Melvin Wilson
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