Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tribute to William C Hinkle by David M Beske #RIP

Today's post is in honor of my late brother-in-law, William "Bill" Hinkle.
Bill passed away on June 6, 2013

Poem by David M Beske
(read as part of Bill's eulogy)

To my friend
William Clyde Hinkle
He had a very special way
Of brightening up your darkest day
Gentle and kind
Yet firm and strong
Painting "William C Hinkle" by Thomas Finley
A superstar person
I can’t believe that you’re gone
Working with you
Indeed was a pleasure
Seven years as my foreman
You were more like a mentor

I truly will miss you
Wow what a great friend
Someone I could talk too
Again and again
But now that you’ve left us
Far far behind
The Lord must have a plan
You were one of a kind
We’ll keep you close
In our hearts my dear friend
Until I see you in heaven
Take Care
The End

Sincerely,
David M. Beske

Cherry Hinkle, Bill's widow, is an author and ufologist well-known for her extensive research. She and Bill spent many hours researching and visiting sites. The couple lived in the Las Vegas area and the desert was often cruel to plants, but Bill was famous for bringing them back from the brink. After his death, a simple willow stick included in a spray of flowers at his funeral sprouted a green sprig.