Russell C. Hinson

Criminal Court Judge Was Adjunct Professor At UTC

Russell C. Hinson, 83, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, December 13, 2009, in Duluth, Ga., where he and his late wife, Earlyne had moved in 2004 to live with their daughter and son-in-law.
Mr. Hinson was born Feb 12, 1926, in Moss, Tn., to H.B. (Bud) and Jewel Hinson and was a longtime, active member of Brainerd Church of Christ.
He graduated from Tennessee Technological University and Vanderbilt Law School and served in the Marines in WWII.
He and his family moved to Chattanooga in 1957 where he practiced law until he was appointed Sessions Court Judge in 1962. Then he was appointed Criminal Court Judge in 1965 where he served until retirement in 1996. He was known for fairness and impartiality and for his knowledge and adherence to the law.
He was also an adjunct professor at UTC for many years in the Criminal Justice department.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Earlyne Hinson on November 3, 2009.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Rick Bullock, three grandsons, Rusty, Jody and Zach, seven nieces and eight nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Brainerd Church of Christ.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home with Minister John Cupp officiating.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412, 423 698-2541.; Posted December 13, 2009

Submitted by Robert Tanner