John Hinkle

Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 5:07 pm
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John David Hinkle, 78, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Nov. 4, 2012, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Weerts, Davenport, with visitation 9:30 a.m. to services. Private burial will be at Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport.
He was born and raised in Davenport.
He is survived by a brother, Warren (Helen) Hinkle, Bettendorf; sister, Jeanne Fitzpatrick, Greencastle, Ind.; nephews, David (Hector) Hinkle, Chicago, and Tom (Mary) Fitzpatrick, Weyauwega, Wis.; and niece, Nancy (Nelson) Chesney, Bettendorf.


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