Rodney Lyle Hinman Sr.

1935 - 2021



Rodney was born in Fort Peck, Montana, May 25, 1935. His family moved to the Seattle area and Rod grew up on the eastside. He attended and graduated from Issaquah High School. He served in the army as a medic, something of which he was enormously proud. He kept his uniform and his medic box all his life. He married and raised 3 sons, Rodney, Jr., Ron, and Rickey, along with multiple foster children. 

He liked to say he did a little bit of everything: he was a hod carrier and...

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Mary and Brian

March 6, 2021 12:21 AM
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Phil leder

March 5, 2021 3:10 AM

I remember when my stepdad bought an 1800 Yamaha. How stupid and frivolous is that, I told my Mom. He has bad knees, it was huge and very heavy. And it didn’t even match his touring interests, I said. “He already has a garage full of motorcycles.“ “It’s what he wants, and I want him to have it while he can still ride it,” she responded. Years later I helped them sell it when they moved into assisted living for pennies on the dollar as it sat mostly unused with hardly any mileage. All he did was run it around the block a few times. What a waste I thought.

Now he has passed leaving a nice sized estate to his biological sons and I thought, how stupid is that. He left all that cash unused. He should of enjoyed it while he could. As usual, my Mom had the right perspective, something I surely lacked. How stupid was I. Rick, his son, told me how he’d blast up the street laying rubber leaving a cloud of smoke! And I know exactly what he’d say if I confessed how misguided I was to doubt him... he’d smile and say, “Oh well!”

RIP Rod. Take Mom for a ride!

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