February 3, 2019

JACK ELVIN HINERMAN, 94, passed peacefully with family by his side on January 26, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, The Reverend Elvin L. Hinerman, Anna Porter Hinerman Gilliland and Harry Gilliland; son, Gregory D. Hinerman; son-in-law, Dana L. Christopher; and brother, Walter F. Hinerman. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lois Dorsey Hinerman; sons, Keith A. Hinerman, Marc L. Hinerman (Susan); daughter, Amy H. Christopher; and daughter-in-law, Cheryl L. Hinerman; grandchildren, Gabriel (Rebekah), Brook (David), Stephanie (Laura), Jennifer (Jason), Sarah, William and Candice (Arthur); nine great-grandchildren, with another on the way. After graduating from Huntington (W.Va.) East High and attending Marshall College (University), Jack joined the US Navy and served as a hospital corpsman during the Battle for Okinawa, where by the grace of God and with the extraordinary courage and support of the Marines in his unit, he survived and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Combat V. After returning home, he married Lois, worked at International Nickel Company and together they raised their children in Huntington. He was a faithful member of Seventh Avenue UMC, loved singing in the choir and participating in many productions with The Musical Arts Guild. In the early ’70s, he moved his family to Highland Springs, Va., where he worked for JM Tull Metals and VDOT. He joined Centenary UMC (Richmond) and continued to be involved in the choir. Over the years, he faithfully volunteered with the Highland Springs High School Band Boosters, at Richmond Metropolitan Hospital, the Bell Tower, Valentine Museum and Centenary’s church office. In addition to his love of music and volunteering, he loved writing and receiving letters and being with his family. Jack most recently resided at The Hermitage with Lois. The family would like to express many thanks to his caregivers from Senior Bridge and at The Hermitage. A memorial service will be held at Centenary UMC, 411 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219, at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Centenary UMC or The Samaritan Fund, c/o The Hermitage Richmond, 1600 Westwood Ave., Richmond, VA 23227.

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