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Date published: 7/8/2014

Eugene P. Hinkle

Eugene Preston "Gene" Hinkle Sr., 74, of Fredericksburg passed away at his home on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

Gene was born on April 28, 1940, to Lilburn P. and Genevieve Gray Hinkle in West Virginia. He married Audrey Dunavant on Sept. 6, 1958. They made their home in Spotsylvania County. Gene trained as a sheet metal mechanic and worked in that trade and in machine shops until retiring. He then became a truck driver for Algoma Doors, which he loved doing until retiring again.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey; a son, Eugene P. Hinkle Jr. (Tina); daughter Kimberly Hinkle Rogerson (James); five grandchildren, Lyndi and Dakota Cropp, Jodie Brook (Jason), Michelle Lear (Matthew) and Preston Hinkle; three great-grandchildren, Todd, Ethan and Maya Lear; and three very good friends, Milton Hall, Matthew Duffey and Lenny Toombs.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Laurel Hill Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the funeral home chapel, with interment to follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneral home.com.