Eugene C. Hinson, 63, of Orange, passed away on October 5, 2018, in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Chris Bankard.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Kirbyville, Texas, on October 23, 1954, he was the son of Darrol Hinson and Bobbie Ellen (Pate) Hinson. Eugene was many things in his life time, a loving husband, an exceptional father, a good friend, and a great man of God. In his younger days, he loved boating, hydrosliding, and bass fishing. Eugene was a hard worker, and took pride in his yard. He was a longtime member of North Orange Pentecostal Church, where he faithfully served his Lord. Anywhere Eugene went, he attracted all with his charisma and personality, never meeting a stranger and making him well loved by all he came into contact with. Eugene will be dearly missed by all those who got the chance to know and love him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrol and Bobbie Hinson; his grandparents; and brother, Weldon Hinson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sheila Kay Hinson; children, Kristy Ann Watson and husband Phillip, Samantha Pitts and husband Justin, Tabitha Hartgen and husband Robert, and Melinda “Mel” Houston; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Darwin Hinson and wife Jan, Jerald Hinson and wife Gail, Clarance Hinson and wife Linda, and William Hinson; along with numerous nieces and nephews & a host of friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Pitts, Connor Pitts, Cayden Pitts, Caleb Hartgen, Tyler Hartgen, Skip Force and Jimmy Umfrid.