Steven Lee Hinton, 61, of Ewing, Kentucky departed this life on Saturday December 24, 2022 at Meadowview Regional Hospital in Maysville, Kentucky.
He was born June 29, 1961 in Winchester, Kentucky to the late Don and Shelvey Hinton.
Steven was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. Steve was so happy when he moved back into his childhood home. He was a graduate of Fleming County High School and Morehead State University.
Steven was a dreamer, who enjoyed life and had lots of different interest and hobbies. He always had projects going on around the house and shop, again a dreamer.
In his lifetime, he was a farmer on the family farm showing Polled Hereford cattle on the local, state, and national level. He moved on to doing photography for church directories. He changed careers again and became a truck driver, driving for himself, then various companies with working for Schneider National delivering for Wal-Mart as his last employer.
He was passionate about sports especially UK Football, NASCAR, bowling and loved to go watch and drive on dirt tracks with his son. He had recently picked up the Sailing bug, having sailed on Cave Run Lake and Kentucky Lake. His dream after retirement was to sail to Florida and the Bahamas. He rode his motorcycle around the back roads of the area, always looking for new places to see. He was a natural playing the piano and had a beautiful singing voice. He passed his love of music onto his family, supporting his daughter to sing and to share her beautiful voice and to his granddaughter on teaching her how to play the piano. He and his grandson loved to play video games together and Steve had recently tried his hand at virtual reality games with the help of his grandson. He was a “Trekie”, loved Star Wars and Star Trek. He enjoyed watching TV in his spare time especially Westerns and Old Classics. He loved to cook and try new recipes or tweak recipes and see how they turned out and then try them on the family to get their approval. He gardened and taught his son how to garden and to can beans, tomatoes, and pickles. Woodworking is a Hinton family trait and Steve was no exception. He loved to build things and worked alongside of his son in doing a lot of projects together.
Steven was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include one daughter; Stacia Cockrell and husband Brent from Cynthiana Kentucky, one son; Casey Hinton and wife Michele of Georgetown, Kentucky. Two grandchilren; Brynlea Cockrell and Zane Cockrell. One sister; Debbie Seltsam of Danville, Kentucky, one uncle; Jerry Bridges of Lewisburg, Kentucky. Also his lap kitty Selena.
Although his life was short, he loved life and family and will be truly missed.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 5, 2023 at the Fleming-Mason Energy Auditorium, 1449 Elizaville Road, Flemingsburg, Kentucky 41041.
All arrangements for Steven Lee Hinton are under the care and direction of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home, 405 South Main Cross Street, Flemingsburg, Kentucky 41056.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/
Fleming County FFA