Kenneth I. Hincks

Kenneth I. Hincks, 93, of 70 Lincoln Avenue in Cranston passed away peacefully at Cherry Hill Nursing Home in Johnson, RI on Tuesday, February 16th. He served in the Army Air force during WWII as a flight instructor. He was a machine tool designer in the engineering department of Langelier Mfg. Co. in Cranston. He spent his entire career in industry working in machinery and product research and production. He retired in 1985 and did maintenance in two churches before full retirement in 2000. Ken lived a long life of service. In addition to his service to his country, he was an active member at Phillips Memorial Baptist Church for the majority of his life. He served his church community as member of various committees, youth advisor, diaconate member, church moderator, and eventually building caretaker. It was as a youth advisor that he saw the need and created the Basketball Association of Cranston Churches where he served as coach and director for many years. Ken served faithfully on the alumni reunion committees for both Cranston High School and Kents Hill School. He was also president of the residents association where he lived. Golf was his enduring sport. His love of the game led him to repairing and making golf clubs. He had a lifelong love of flying and was engaged in writing and genealogy. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Rachael Eugenia Smith. He was the son of Willis and Pearl (Picard) Hincks. He is survived by Patricia Hincks of East Greenwich, Pamela Lukowicz and her husband Joseph of Cranston and Susan Nerney and her husband Paul of Londonderry, NH. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Sharon Wainman (husband Aaron), Sheryl Green (husband Michael), Lauren Grilli, Amy Heine (husband Cort), Katie Lukowicz-Simon (husband Quinn), Ben Hincks Lukowicz (wife Joanne), Brian Nerney, Rachael Nerney and Jocelyn Nerney. In addition he is survived by ten great grandchildren: Julia, Emma, Chase, Oskar, Amanda, Madeline, Aubree, Sadie, Molly and Owen. A Memorial Service to which all are invited to attend will be held on Saturday at 1:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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Doug and Rina Hopkins - 02/17/2016

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Barbara Davis - 02/17/2016

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Ken was family to us and I have wonderful memories of him and all the Hinks family. Love to you all and heartfelt sympathy.euhtwb

Jan Heine - 02/17/2016

Thinking of you at this sad time. You chose such a handsome picture for Ken's obituary. I can certainly see Ben in this face. Ken left a beautiful legacy in his family. Love and deepest sympathy, Jan

Lucille Darling Tatro - 02/17/2016

I have lost a dear friend, one I had known since 1941 when I attended Kents Hill Jr. College in Maine and he was in the Prep School. He was always a gracious, kind, friendly young man and also in his older years. The Girls and Family all have my Deepest Sympathy, he was your Father and he was a longtime friend to my husband and myself.

Kimberley Crocker Davis - 02/18/2016

My Thoughts,prayers and deepest sympathies go out to your entire family.

Michael Forte - 02/18/2016

My sympathy to the family. Ken gave his time and guidance to many of us back in the mid 60s and he will not be forgotten.

Sheldon & Caolyn Belmain - 02/18/2016

Our heartfelt prayers to all the family.

Martha Smith - 02/18/2016

Sue - So very sorry to see this news about your father's passing. He was lucky to have a great family, who took great care of him up until the end of his life. Please know my prayers and sympathy are with you and your entire family.

Kerri and Glenn Valentine - 02/18/2016

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

Fran watson - 02/19/2016

Sue-so sorry for the loss of dad. I know how much you will miss him. You smiled every time you talked about him. In my prayers and thoughts

Maria Deforte-Enos - 02/19/2016

So sorry for your loss., my thoughts and prayers are with your family

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