Phillip “Sonny” Kent Hinkley Sr., age 75, passed away with family in Warsaw, North Carolina on Sunday, February 12, 2023.  He was born on July 14, 1947 to Dock and Willie Hinkley in Radford, Virginia.

Sonny married Betty Newcomb on August 6, 1966 and they were together for over 50 years. Sonny and Betty were adventurous at heart; they raised three children and traveled extensively throughout the United States. Sonny was a jack of all trades; a small engine mechanic, a business owner, an RV salesman, and he fixed anything he could get his hands on. You could always rely on Sonny as a husband, a father and a friend.

Sonny was preceded in death by his wife Betty and his son Phil Jr. He leaves behind his children Chad (Lucille) Hinkley, and Andrea (Travis) McKee; his sisters Becky (Rene) Scallan and Martha (Frank) Lyles; his grandchildren Grey, Knight and Jade; and his dog Max.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, from 7-8:30pm Friday, February 17, 2023.   A graveside funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, February 18, at the Marble Hill Church, Meherrin. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. David Watts

    16 February 2023 1 year ago

    my condolences to the family ,I remember Sonny back when we were just teenagers, many , many years ago , doesn’t seem that long , my how time flys , he was the first person that showed me how to shift gears without using the clutch , thank you Sonny

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