Obituary: Mr Tony Hinman

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Mr Tony Hinman, of Chichester Close, Grantham, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. He was 81.

Born in Melton Mowbray, in June 1932, he was the eldest son of Len and Hannah Hinman.

Mr Hinman was married to Dorothy for 50 years until her death in 2005. He was father to David and Angela and grandad to Martyn, Damian, Jonathan, Robyn and Amy. He was friend and partner to Ann.

Mr Hinman was an apprentice at Aveling Barford and later became a lecturer in machine shop engineering at Nairobi Polytechnic. He then lectured at Grantham College until his retirement.

Mr Hinman’s interests included ten pin bowling, lawn green bowling, the RAF Association, country and western music and caravanning. His main interest was motorbikes.

The Rev David Shenton conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: David Hinman, Ellen Crompton, Angela Cummins, Dave Auston, Martyn Hinman, Damian Hinman, Jonathan Cummins, Robyn Cummins, Amy Cummins, Katrina Rowland, Jamie Taylor, Joy Finbow, Ray Finbow, and Ann Fisher.

Other mourners included: Brian Roberts, Alan and Isabel Ludwig, Mr B. Thompson, Alfred Kent, Sandra Brandom, Derek Whittington, Mary Baxter, Christine and Terry Bond, Pauline Parnham, Clive and Linda Pexton, Emma and Andrew Macrae, Don Hill (RAFA), Michael Sharp, Rebeccca Cosgrove, Michael Crompton, Tracy Hind, Darren Crompton, David Abernethy, Sandra Emery, Angela and Malcolm Ward, Mr and Mrs Dewhurst, Mr and Mrs Blackmore, Mrs A. Stockwell, Dennis and Chris Pridmore, Bill Tilley, Nick Murphy, Mr and Mrs Reeve, Colin Goodleigh and family, Mr and Mrs Legate, Mr G. Mendoza, Lynne Legate, Alan Pinchbeck, Beverley Pinchbeck, Dr Terry Jones, Paddy Montgomery, Steve Meadows, Pat Joyce, Mr J. Brown, Paula Horobin, Eileen Cummins, and Mr and Mrs Ovington.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for Wyndham Park Bowls Club.