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Pearl Richardson Hinkle

May 31, 1939 - April 6, 2021

Pearl Richardson Hinkle of McKinney, Texas passed away on April 6, 2021, at the age of 81. She was born on May 31, 1939, to Clarence William Richardson and Hazel (Burke) Richardson in Milton, Florida. Pearl met the love of her life, Lee Roy Hinkle, in 1955, in Milton, while working at her uncle’s restaurant. Lee Roy was stationed at Whiting Field Naval Air Station. They married three months later on August 30, 1955, in Waycross, Georgia. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to El Paso, where they lived until 1965.

Lee Roy and Pearl then moved to Del Rio, where they raised their three children. Pearl was active in the lives of her children, always helping with their functions at school, scouts, and sporting events.  Lee Roy’s job with the Southern Pacific Railroad later took them to Alpine and back to El Paso. In 1996, they moved to McKinney, where they shared in their grandchildren’s lives. She was married to Lee Roy for 62 years, until his death in 2018.  

Pearl loved being in the mountains, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed Bible study and her weekly coffee group. Pearl’s faith in Jesus Christ sustained her as she dealt with serious health problems the last years of her life.

She is survived by her daughters, Cherie Sanders and husband, David of Plains, Texas; Pam Jones and husband, Keith of Plano, Texas; son, Dan Hinkle of Saginaw, Texas; grandchildren, Kelsey Jones Knowles and husband, Brett of San Antonio, Texas; Dillon Jones and wife, Sarah of Houston, Texas; and Austin Hinkle and wife, Elizabeth of Boyd, Texas; and great-granddaughter Leslie Hinkle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Hazel Richardson; husband, Lee Roy Hinkle; brother, Michael Richardson; and her great-granddaughter, Hadyn Grace Hinkle.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Ridgeview Memorial Park Pavilion, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

Memorials can be made in Pearl’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, JDRF.org.    

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Pam and family, so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ronda Hargrove, April 29, 2021 I met Pearl through our mutual friend Martha Ferguson. I was invited to a Women's Ministry event at First Baptist McKinney. Pearl and I sat together. I felt an instant connection. She has been a dear friend to me from the beginning. I am so grateful to have known such a gracious, kind, smart, strong and beautiful lady. I will cherish our friendship and miss her very much. God bless and comfort all of you. With love,
Denise Sharp, April 17, 2021 My most sincere condolences to the Hinkle Family. Pearl was my boss while employed by Verizon in Del Rio, TX. A lovely lady that showed her fairness and compassion to all she met. May she Rest In Peace. Mary Alice Sauceda, April 17, 2021 My sweet Pam and all the family. May the Lord have his arms around you all and give you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Etta Rumfield, April 17, 2021 I had the privilege of meeting Pearl at a TuTu coffee meeting. My sister, Rhonda Boston, introduced her to me. What a precious, beautiful lady!!! When I was visiting Rhonda during Christmas of 2019, we went to visit Pearl at the hospital. I am so thankful we did get to spend time visiting and laughing with our sweet friend, Pearl. She is HOME and well. We will visit again on heavenly streets!!! Prayers for all her sweet family and friends. Regena Myers, April 16, 2021