Bennie Leon Hinton April 1, 1939 to October 1, 2020

Bennie Leon Hinton

April 1, 1939 to October 1, 2020

On October 1, 2020, the world lost a true cowboy when Bennie, aged 81, died at home in Hurdland, Missouri, surround by family.

Bennie, who most knew as Ben, is survived by his wife of 49 years, Claudette; his children, Chad and wife, Susan, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Kelley Veach and husband, John, of Kirksville, Missouri; grandchildren, Diana Moran and husband, Daniel, of Rogers, Arkansas, Christy Bowen of Bentonville, Arkansas, Marshall Wood of Springdale, Arkansas, Ryan Mason of Kirksville, Missouri, Tara Schrage and husband, Barry, of Hurdland, Missouri, and Amanda Dow and husband, Joseph, of Nixa, Missouri; great grandchildren Addie, Colin, Davis, and Ian; sister-in-law, Rebbeca Hinton, of Amarillo, Texas; niece, Amber Sones, of Amarillo, Texas; nephew, Donald Hinton Jr., of Amarillo, Texas; and Hank the cowdog.

Ben was born in Shelbyville, Illinois, on April 1, 1939, to Elsie and Ben Leslie Hinton. He married Claudette Acord on June 27, 1959. Ben was a machinist for Amatech in East Moline, Illinois. He was also a rodeo bull rider for three years. He was a Horned Hereford cattle and Duroc hog farmer. His life-long love was horses, riding, training, and trading. He was a talented musician and singer, who enjoyed singing in church and picking his dobro. He was a fighter, living with rheumatoid arthritis from age 29, and a five-way bypass at age 50. Anybody that knew him can attest to his stubbornness and quick wit, which he retained until the end.

He was a friend to many and will be sorely missed.

There will be no funeral service, a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Northeast Missouri or Knox County Home Health.

Arrangements in the care of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home; www.davisplaylehudsonrimer.com

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