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Thomas Kent Hinckley, 76, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010. He was born December 11, 1933 in Provo to George Marion and Nita Johnson Hinckley. He married Sharon Sims in October 1958 and they later divorced. He married Tamara Jones April 23, 1977 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Thom served in the US Air Force for 15 years during the Vietnam war as a Captain and a Navigator. He later taught at the Air Force Academy before being hired by BYU as a Geography Professor where he taught and ran the Cartography Lab for 25 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the LDS Church serving as a Bishop, Branch President and Gospel Doctrine instructor. Th om was a scriptorian and was lovingly called a walking encyclopedia. He was an avid reader, a printer, woodworker and clockmaker.
He is survived by his wife, Tamara, of Santaquin; children, Nina (William) Kramer, Portland, OR, Lt. Col. Rigel Kent (Ruth) Hinckley, Monument, CO, Neil K. Hinckley, Provo, Sarah Michelle Hinckley, Santaquin, Joseph Nathaniel Hinckley, Salt Lake; 5 grandchildren; 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Phillip W. (Connie) Hinckley, Nanette (Gene) Lamb, John H. (Jackie) Hinckley, all of Provo, Lynda (Gerald) Homer, Pocatello.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 16th at 2:00 pm at the Old Santaquin Stake Center, 90 South 200 East. Friends may call at the Holladay-Brown Funeral Home, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm and Thursday at the church from 12:45 to 1:45 pm. Interment, Santaquin City Cemetery.