Elmer E. Hinson, 86, of Waco, was called home to be with his Lord, Sept. 20, 2008. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Dr. Randy Hughes and the Rev. Jimmy Spann co-officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey.
Elmer was born in Eddy, Texas, to the late Sardis DeWitt and Allie Gertrue (Pratt) Hinson. He attended school in Bruceville/Eddy and graduated from high school in 1939. During World War II, Elmer served in the U. S. Navy. In 1945, he married Ora Mae Grusendorf, his wife of 63 years. As a long time resident of Waco, Elmer worked for over 30 years for Caldwell Electric Co., and later for Industrial Electric Co. until his retirement. He was a life long fan of Baylor University. One of his favorite pastimes was parking cars for Baylor football games, which he faithfully did for over 55 years, until his untimely passing. He was a faithful member, deacon and servant of the former Memorial Baptist Church. While a member there he also served as usher, Sunday School teacher, choir member and member of numerous committees. His favorite pastimes included playing golf, fishing and family. He was currently a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Elmer is preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence and Ray Hinson.
He is survived by his wife, Ora Mae; sons, Randy Hinson and wife, June, of Houston, and Larry Hinson and wife, Sue, of Spring; grandchildren, Jennifer Dalton, Brandi Branch, Miriam Hinson, Micah Hinson and Rebecca Hinson; great-grandchildren, Josiah and Alissa Dalton, of Houston; his brother, Bryant Hinson and wife, Betty, of Marlin; sisters, Helen Necker and husband, George, of Perry, and Eula Little, of Waco; and numerous nieces and nephews.