Huey Peter Hinckley
|Birth||15 JAN 1929|
|Military||1953||Germany Army / Private / Korean War|
|Reside||01 AUG 1994|
|Reside||01 SEP 1999|
|Death||27 JAN 2016|
Huey Peter Hinckley, 87, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Santa Monica, California following a long illness.
He was born in Erath, Louisiana on January 15, 1929 to John and Ethel (Hickman) Hinckley, the younger of two sons.
He learned to speak French as a young boy from his father and practiced the language his entire life. Huey had a talent for languages and picked up German, Spanish, and others along the way. He graduated as valedictorian from Montgomery High School in Grant Parish at the end of World War II. Huey attended Northwestern State University where he earned his business degree. After working several years in Alexandria, he moved to Baton Rouge and obtained a Master's of Education degree from Louisiana State University.
Huey was drafted into the United States Army near the end of the Korean War and served two years in Germany.
After being discharged, he returned to Baton Rouge where he taught in both the E.B.R. Parish and Catholic school systems. He met his wife, also a teacher, during this time. Huey retired as Principal of St. Louis King of France School. He served as organist at St. Joseph Cathedral and other area churches over the years. He loved to sing and play the organ, and did so often to entertain his family and friends. He will long be remembered for his wit and storytelling skills.
Huey was preceded in death by his wife, Christine (Wing) Hinckley, parents, and brother, Cyril Hinckley.
He leaves his niece, Mary Hinckley Hebert (David); two nephews, Julian (Cheryl) and Samuel Hinckley; two first cousins, Evelyn Coleman Brown and Monica Milling; a brother-in-law, John Wing; and other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, LA.
Published online by Greenoaks Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.