A Funeral service will be held for, Robert Hinckley, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018, in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. Deacon Sammy Diesi will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the Gardner Hinckley Family Cemetery in Washington.
Robert, age 87, a resident of Washington, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Prompt Succor Nursing Home. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew and loved him.
Robert served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was vice president of the Louisiana Polled Herford Association for the last 8 years and served as a board member of LPHA for 18 years. Robert was an active consigner in the Bayou Classic Sale for many years. He provided leadership, sponsors and equipment for Bayou Classic Hereford Sale. Robert was a lifetime member of the Louisiana Polled Herford Association, a member of Elks Club and a professor of Mechanical Engineering at USL.
He is survived by his two nephews and three nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Hinckley, Sr. and Roberta Drew Hinckley; brothers, Arthur, Clanton, and Albert; sisters, Roberta, Leary Lee, Frances and Gertrude "Gertie" Hinckley.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Friday, January 5, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
My condolences to the family of Mr. Robert, for your loss. I had the opportunity to sit on the St. Landry Parish Cattlemen's Board with Mr. Hinckley, for may years. I also had opportunity to work with him, out on his cattle ranch. He had a passion for his Hereford cattle and being in the cattle business.
Stuart GardnerCankton, LA
Glenn and Dwight,
I am so sorry to hear the passing of Bobby. I didn't hear of his passing until after the time of his service. Y'all family are in our prayers and I know he will Rest In Peace with Gertie and family.
Lynne Tate and family
Sorry that we missed the service but we were not aware of it. It was a pleasure to have known Bob for so many years.. Our deepest sympathy to his family. He was a dear friend and will truly be missed.
Laverne ThomasonOpelousas, LA
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. During this difficult time, God is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit He saves. Psalms 34:18
D King, LA
So sorry to hear of the family’s loss. Two this week. We pray for Merryle and the entire Hinckley/Soileau family.
Kathleen D. & Dr. James GodchauxLafayette, LA
Sorry to hear of Uncle Bobby’s passing. Will pray for his family.
Hope Soileau GardnerMandeville, LA