Celebration of Life
8/1/2017, 3:28 p.m.
Charles Edward Hinton (Chuck), a long time Portland resident and entrepreneur, died July 16, 2017. He was born in Birmingham, Ala. on Oct. 19, 1930, to the union of Arvie and Katie Hinton.
He was baptized as a child and attended Bible College for one year at the Thomaston Institute in Alabama. In 1947, at the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Navy. In 1952, he met and married the love of the life, Carolyn Frances Penix. To their union three girls were born, Sandara LaGail, Janice Marie and Barbara Jean.
The Hinton family moved to Portland after his military retirement where he embarked upon new careers, beginning with Ford Industries/Code –A-Phone for 15 years; and as owner and chef of Chuck Hinton’s Rib Express for over 10 years. He was also well-known as DJ Papa Chuck, where he provided all types of music at many functions in various venues in the greater Portland Metro Area for several years.
He was the founding member of the African American Men’s Club (AAMC), retiring as treasurer of the group in 2013. One of his favorite pastimes was attending horse and dog racing events, especially the horse track, either in person or watching on television.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, three daughters, five grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren.
May he rest in peace.