Dan Hinton, 58, of Waterford, Ohio, is now breathing freely as of Nov. 19, 2013. He was born in Marietta on July 2, 1955, and was the son of the late Paul Russell and Frances Mae Flesher Hinton.
He retired from Amp Ohio, and was a member of the Celebration Center in Belpre. He was a member of the ABANA (blacksmith association), the Appalachian Blacksmith Association, was Commander and past Commander of the Sons of the Union Veterans, General Benjamin Fearing, Camp #2, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, a member of the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Company B, the Western Washington County Historical Society, the Washington County Historical Society and the Belpre Historical Society where he demonstrated his art of blacksmithing. He was a historical blacksmith teacher and demonstrator and made many historical pieces for our area including the Chester Court House door hardware. He for years showed his wares at the Farmer's Market in Marietta. He also worked part-time for Leavitt Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Nita Hinton; his son, Jacob (Jessica) Hinton of Hilliard, Ohio; his daughter, Jessica (Ben) Marcum of Elizabethtown, Ky.; his brother, Rick (Myrna) Hinton of Lowell, Ohio; his grandchildren, Tyler and Kylie Marcum, Avery and Cara Hinton; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Pastor Robb Clegg officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dan's memory to the Sons of Union Veterans for cemetery projects, the Washington County Civil War Round Table for trips, or the Western Washington County Food Pantry.
Memorial Services will be conducted by the SUV and the SAR.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.