Obituary for Roy Hinman

Ponca City Now - November 16, 2022 6:05 pm

Roy Hinman

November 17, 1959 – November 15, 2022

Roy Hinman, 62, of Ponca City, OK, left this life on November 15, 2022. After the traditional Noon Feast, the funeral will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, November, 18, 2022, at the Ponca Tribal Cultural Center with Reverend Dr. Louis Headman officiating, assisted by Pastor Jim White. Burial will immediately follow at the Ponca Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave., Ponca City, OK, 74601.

Roy was born on November 17, 1959, in Pawnee, OK, to Samuel and Wanda (Youker) Hinman. Roy was a proud member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. His Ponca name was Xi-Tha-Ha Ga and he was of the Wa-zha-zhe Clan.

He worked many years as a bingo caller for the Ponca and Kaw tribal casinos. Here, he loved meeting people and made life-long friendships with the casino patrons and co-workers. Roy was also employed within the Ponca Tribe for many years in various roles. At the time of his death, Roy was a Community Health Representative and Certified Nurse Aide for the White Eagle Health Center.

We all knew Roy as a determined competitor at all sports. In his younger years, Roy played baseball and throughout adulthood he loved to play softball at Willow Springs Park. He was an avid bowler and the proud Captain of the “Last Chance” bowling team. He loved to golf and played often. He also enjoyed playing dominos, card games, and shooting pool. His competitive spirit was filled with playful banter amongst his teammates. Roy participated in the annual Ponca Shinny games in April where he introduced his grandsons and nephews to the sport. Roy was the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Indians biggest fan… win or lose! He always represented his teams with his numerous ballcaps and jerseys. Roy and Dawna recently returned from Philadelphia and Cleveland where his life long dream of attending an Eagles and Indians game in person was fulfilled.

Roy was a big supporter at his grandkids, nieces and nephew’s sport activities. He loved watching his family playing sports. We will miss his support but we know he will be there in spirit.

Roy is survived by: his wife, Dawna Hinman and pug fur babies Ruby, Lu-Lu, and Phoebe of the home; daughter, Christan Hinman and Sean Spivey; sons, Kelsey Hinman and his wife Herlinda, Rick Burt and his wife Kristen; step-daughter, Bailey Holt and Lacy Holt; grandchildren, Emilio and Cecil Hinman, Olive Burt, and Benjamin Stoll; sisters, Karen Littlecook, Teresa Zazueta, Tara Hinman, and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandkids. He is preceded in death by: his parents, three brothers, Dave Littlecook, Teddy Youker and Ray Hinman, and sister, Sandra Hinman.

Pall bearers will be Kelsey Hinman, Rick Burt, Sean Spivey, A.J. Carney, Myron Hinman, Sam Hinman, Carl Pollak, and Doug Hudson. Honorary pall bearers are Conner Rhodd, Marcus Hinman, Randy Bruner, and Sayleh Clark.

Thank you to the White Eagle Health Center and Elizabeth Carradini of Stillwater Wound Care.

Roy’s final act of giving was through organ and tissue donation.

Source: Trout Funeral Home