July 27, 1948 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 72)



Claude Hinton was born July 27,1948, along with a twin brother, Lloyd Hinton. He was one of six children born to the late Floyd and Myrtle Hinton  of  Houston, Texas. 

Claude attended E.E. Worthing High School in Houston and after graduating from high school, he enrolled in Texas Southern University, to further his education. He left college later to serve his country in the United States Air Force. 

While stationed in San Antonio, he met and married Bonita Lavern  Patterson.  To this union one daughter was born Tina Hinton. 

After extensive travel ,while in the Air Force, overseas  ,he completed his tour of duty in the military and returned to San Antonio to live with his family.      

He continued his work, at Kelly Air Force Base, until it closed. Later he was employed by the United States Postal Service  and his last place of employment was H.E.B. Distribution  Center.   He was employed there until his health began to fail. 

Claude was a former member of Evangelist Chapel A.M.E. Church  Houston, Texas as a young child.  Later, he became affiliated  with the Jehovah  Witnesses. 

Claude was a loving, sweet,  and quiet person. Whatever he could do to help, he was always willing to do his part. His sudden passing has left a void in our lives that cannot be filled. 

Claude was preceded in death by his parents, Mr.& Mrs. Floyd Hinton and  his oldest brother, Carl Hinton. 

He leaves to cherish  his memory, his loving wife for almost fifty years, Bonita Hinton , affectionately called “Vern”. Daughter, Tina Hinton, Three grandchildren, Michael Burgess, Derai l  Kelly and Kiara  Lewis. Two brothers, Everett Hinton and Lloyd   Hinton of  (Houston)  Three sisters Carolyn Hinton McGruder(Harvey)  of Katy, Texas, Darnell Hinton Harris(Freddie) of Pearland, Texas  and Barbara Johnson, Houston, Texas. Three brother-in laws, Freddie Patterson,(Maxine) Harold Patterson,(Patsy ) San Antonio ,Texas and  Larry Hines, (Linda) Denver ,Colorado  , Imani Hines(Niece) ,An Aunt, Mamie Lawson ,an Uncle Jimmy Garnett and a special cousin, Wilma Brown of San Antonio, Texas. Along with many other nieces, nephews , relatives and  friends. 


“When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think  we’re  far apart because every time you think of me, I’ll be right there in your heart.”    Love you!   Claude

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September 4, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
F.E. Lewis Memorial Chapel
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Funeral Service
September 4, 2020

2:00 PM
F.E. Lewis Memorial Chapel
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

September 8, 2020

11:15 AM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209

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