Richard Lee Hinton, Jr.
Richard Lee Hinton, Jr., 42, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Richard was born on March 31, 1976 to Richard and Earnestine Hinton in Sulphur, LA. Richard graduated from DeRidder High School with the Class of 1994. He furthered his education at Louisiana State University receiving a Masters in both Kinesiology and Education. Richard, known mostly as “Junebug”, was a wrestling fan, comic buff, and diehard sports enthusiast that loved all things LSU as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers. He touched many lives through his love, and insight on basketball. Junebug spent time in Ocala, Florida coaching at Shores Christian Academy, as well as being assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in Hillsboro, Texas for Hill College. With the desire to be close to home, Richard later became assistant coach at Southern University, Shreveport for the Lady Jaguars. After success in Shreveport, Loyola University in New Orleans was his next designation. After the birth of his only niece, Mariana, Richard decided to get even closer to his family and new joy of his life. He began teaching in Avoyelles Parish, later moving to the Calcasieu Parish system. Oak Park Middle School was his first designation, while he ended his teaching career at Molo Middle School. Richard accepted Christ in his life at Friendship Baptist Church in Bancroft, Louisiana under the leadership of Wilfred Williams.
He leaves to cherish his memory, father, Richard L. Hinton, Sr. of Leesville, LA; mother, Earnestine Hinton of Lake Charles, LA; brother, Brandon Williams (Shannon) of Lake Charles, LA; sister, Jalanda Hinton of Newton, TX; paternal grandmother, Rosie L. Allen of Merryville, LA; maternal grandmother, Leona B. Williams of Bancroft, LA; two aunts: Penny Mitchell of Westlake, LA, and Linda Harrison of Bancroft, LA; four uncles: Eddie L. Williams (Rose) of Belton, TX, Leo Williams of Lake Charles, LA, Obie Williams (Gail) of DeRidder, LA, and Kerry Allen (Lisa) of Lake Charles, LA; one paternal great aunt, Eddie B. Ransom of DeRidder, LA; one niece, Mariana Williams of Lake Charles, LA; special friend and significant other, Eva Thomas; along with numerous cousins.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral service will be Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Friendship Baptist Church in Bancroft, LA. Burial will follow at Spikes Cemetery in Bancroft, LA.