Oscar L. Hinote, 92, of Veedersburg, passed away 4:25 PM Thursday March 14, 2019 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette, Indiana.
Oscar was born June 14, 1926 in Veedersburg, the son of Oscar Lawrence Hinote Sr. and Leona Blanche (Hughes) Hinote. He married his wife of over 57 years Mary Lou Lowe November 26, 1955 in Veedersburg; she preceded him in death May 5, 2013.
He is also preceded in death by five sisters, and six brothers.
Oscar loved and enjoyed his family, which include a son, Kevin Hinote, Veedersburg; a brother, John Hinote, Fairmount IL; two granddaughters, Samantha (Steve) French, Lori (Steve) Brady; four great-grandchildren, Josh Paxton, Jacob (Nicole) Jeffries, Eli French, Parker Slinker; two great-great grandchildren, Dempsey and Ava; and many nieces and nephews.
Oscar attending Sterling Grade School up to the 7th grade, he then quit school to work on the railroad to help support his family. In Oct. 1948 he joined the US Army and served his country, first stationed in Occupied Japan at the end of WWII, and was later assigned to Company H, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division during the Korean War where he earned his Combat Infantry Badge; he was honorably discharged from the Army June 1952. He was employed for 28 ½ years at the General Motors Foundry in Tilton IL; he then went on to work with a local asphalt paving business for another 18 years. He fully retired when he was 80 years old.
He was a member of the Prairie Creek Baptist Church for more than 50 years, he was member of the Veedersburg Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years, and a 44 year member of the American Legion Post #288 in Veedersburg. During his marriage, he and Mary Lou had enjoyed traveling and camping; they had been able to spend around 17 winters in Florida. He also enjoyed attending all his grandchildren’s activities.
Visitation will be 4:00 – 6:00 PM Saturday March 16, 2019 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday March 17, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Loren Stephens officiating; burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Wounded Warriors or Attica ABSA. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com