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NSA Life Member Gene Hinkle, 92, died July 31, 2020, in Albuquerque, NM. He was born July 24, 1928, in Dykes, MO. Gene graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Business Administration. He started in career in the financial field but changed to real estate in 1954. Gene was selected as the Outstanding Young Man of Albuquerque in 1957 and the same honor for the State of New Mexico in 1958. In 1958 he started the real estate firm of Walker and Hinkle and was its President for 20 years. The firm was the largest all-purpose firm in the state employing over 100 salesmen. Later Gene started the Hinkle Corporation, Hinkle Income Properties LLC, Hinkle Homes and Hinkle Investments. He has managed income properties for over 60 years. He and his wife celebrated their 70th anniversary in Nov. 2020. Gene jumped at Missoula in 1947 with seven practice and four fire jumps.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Hinkle, Gene E. (Missoula 1947)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 268.