Thad W. Hinkle



Thad W. Hinkle, formerly of Medford, Ore., passed away in Waldport on April 27, 2008 at the age of 76.



He was born in Randall, Wash., on January 26, 1932 and grew up in Medford. He graduated from Medford Senior High in 1951 and attended Southern Oregon College for two years.



On April 8, 1957 he married Nadine Ross. He lived the last 45 years in Waldport where he and his wife were well known in their business as fine furniture and cabinet makers.



He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine, on August 30, 2003.



He is survived by two daughters, Debi Rothermund and Diane Johnson of Corvallis; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters; his sisters, Suzann Goff of Medford and Sara Dickens of Sanford, N.C.; and brother, Charles Hinkle of Las Vegas, N.M.



A memorial service will be held in Waldport.