Larry Hinton age 81 of Colchester, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021, at Carthage Memorial Hospital. He was born October 26, 1940, in Denver, Colorado, to Guila Hinton. Larry was united in marriage July 3, 1991, in Monta Vista, Colorado, to Diana Hoyt.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife of 30 years, Diana Hinton, 3 sons: Doug Hinton, Friend, Nebraska, Michael Hinton ( Aaron Duran), Salina, Kansas, Dustin ( Catherine) Hinton, St. Johns, Florida, 2 daughters: Carrie Booth, Bushnell, Illinois, Kimberly (Aaron) Sistko, Colchester, 8 grandchildren: Tiffine Zirkel, Josh Hinton, Ashley Neal, Hanalei Hinton, Hannah Hulett, Myles Hulett, Haiden Lee, Noah Sistko, 4 great grandchildren: Zackery Zirkel, Peyton Zirkel, Leana Zirkel, Blaire Hinton, 1 sister: Juanita May, Columbia, Mississippi.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother and 1 brother: Tom Ramsey.
Larry served his country in the United States Navy. He had owned and operated Larry’s Diesel for 12 years in Monta Vista, Colorado, he had also worked for Mack, Freightliner, and Kenworth as a mechanic and also sold trucks. Larry loved anything that had wheels, he had a large collection of model classic cars and trucks. He and his boys started racing midgets then to stock cars. The boys drove and Larry took care of the pits, he could fix anything that needed repaired. He was a Denver Bronco fan and especially loved to watch the Bronco’s when they were playing anybody in the Bronco’s division. In later years Diana got him hooked on the St. Louis Cardinals and he enjoyed watching them with her. Larry enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, fishing, bowling, going out to eat and he would never turndown a good hamburger. He loved the mountains in Colorado. When ever his family was all together he would make sure everyone sat down to eat breakfast that he fixed. Of all the things that Larry enjoyed doing he always took the time to call and talk to his kids on the phone. Larry’s life was his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will hold an open house at their home in Colchester from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Memorial is to Carthage Memorial Hospital, and can be sent or dropped off at the Jones Mortuary, box 352, Colchester, Illinois, 62326. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is helping the family with arrangements. Memories and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.jonesmortuaryfh.com.