Robert L. Hinnant, 82, career with Krispy Kreme Donuts spanned over 47 years

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Robert L. Hinnant
Robert L. Hinnant

Robert L. Hinnant, of Rocky Point, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 82.

He was born April 7, 1933, in Wake County, the son of the late Dwight L. and Henry Etta Wilder Hinnant. Also remembered is his son, Gordon Wayne Hinnant, who preceded Robert in death.

Robert is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia C. Hinnant; daughters, Diane McGhee (Norman) and Reneè Newton (Michael); grandchildren, Jason McGhee (April), Jeffrey McGhee, Heather Farmer (Kenny), Michael Newton Jr. (Stephanie) and Taylor Newton; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Hunter, Betty King and Linda Faye Parker (Harold); brothers, Dwight “Junior” L. Hinnant and Lee Hinnant; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Robert’s career spanned over 47 years with Krispy Kreme Donuts. Robert was a wonderful husband and loving father, granddaddy, brother and friend. He loved his family and took good care of them. He most enjoyed all of God’s beautiful nature and especially loved fishing in local waters. His quiet manner, sweet smile and gentle laughter will be remembered and greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Bible Baptist Church.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home.

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