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1935 Paul 2022

Paul Hinshaw

November 17, 1935 — September 27, 2022

Paul Hinshaw, 86, passed away peacefully at home September 27, 2022. He was born November 17, 1935 to Gurney and Irma Hobson Hinshaw in Yadkin County. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1953. He received his BA and MA from the former Appalachian State Teacher’s College now Appalachian State University. He began his career teaching and coaching at North Surry High School and Mount Airy High Schools in Surry County. He continued his teaching and coaching at Surry Community College while also serving as Athletic Director until he moved to the position of Director of Continuing Education in Yadkin County with Surry Community College. He served Surry Community College for 27 years until his retirement in 1994. Paul led an active life centered around Charity Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and contributed to many committees. He also enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing and farming but was especially proud of his family and enjoyed any time they could all be together. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and his four brothers Gray, Howell, Glyce and Franklin. He is survived by his loving wife Letty of 65 years, sons Brad (Glenda) of Lewisville, Garrett (Beth) of Hickory, 5 grandchildren Jordan (Chase) Macaione, Denton, Garrison, Davis, and Addie, 3 great grandchildren Ryan, Theo and Juliet. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 30th at Gentry Funeral Home 5108 US 601 Hwy, Yadkinville, NC 27055. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on October 1st at Charity Baptist Church 1500 Charity Church Rd. Boonville, NC 27011 by Pastor Marty Nixon and former Pastor Eddie Driver. Burial will follow the service at Charity Baptist Church Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care team and many family and friends who cared for our family during this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliatives Care at or Surry Community College Foundation at Online condolences can be made at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Hinshaw family.  

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Friday, September 30, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gentry Family Funeral Service

, Yadkinville, NC 27055

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

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