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David Leon Hinson
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  • Second Presbyterian Church
    342 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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1 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia Hoebeek - FL

“Dear Hinson Family,Our Condolences to you. I worked with David at River Oaks Middle School. He was a dedicated, true and caring math teacher to his...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Toni President - Charleston, SC

“I was deeply saddened to read of David's passing. I was transported back to St Andrews High School remembering David and Gary. Thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Leslie Pregnall Stevens - SC

“Dear Cathy and Family, I taught with David at Newington Elementary and immediately recognized his bright smiling face when I glanced at the paper....Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sandra Parker - Harleyville, SC

“Cathy, Gary, Randy and Family, I was so sorry to hear about David. Our families had such a great time together while we were growing up West of the...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Bobby Mauney - Spartanburg, SC

“Cathy, Meredith and family- We are so sorry to hear about David. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Dale & Wayne Davis - Bowman, SC

“I grew up with David, and his brother, Gary, at Second Presbyterian Church, and St. Andrews High School. David was my "big brother," very protective...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Scheper - Sarasota, SC

“David was a kind, compassionate friend who was such an integral part of both our church and Cursillo family. He will be greatly missed. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy King - Charleston, SC

“I have wonderful, fond memories of growing up in 2nd Presbyterian with David. He always had a smile and kind words to say. I'm so sorry to hear of...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Merrily McCord Burnette - SC

“David will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. We called him friend and brother in Christ. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jim and Sheila Seward - SC

“I was so sorry to hear this news. I have many wonderful memories of the years David and I taught together at Newington. He was a man of many talents....Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Anne Strickland - Summerville, SC

“I worked with David at FES . He was an amazing, kind, caring, talented man. I loved working with him and laughing with him. I remember wonderful...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Tina Murphy - SUMMERVILLE, SC

“Heartfelt condolences. We are so very sorry to hear.Love,Rhonda and Jimmy ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: james and rhonda wall - cross, SC


David Leon Hinson, 69, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Cathy Hinson, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 6, 2019. His funeral service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street at 2:00 p.m. Interment, churchyard. Family and friends are invited to gather for a reception in the church fellowship hall immediately following burial. The family will receive friends Friday in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

David was born October 24, 1949, in Charleston, South Carolina. For most of his life, 55 years, he was a professional musician (drummer/percussionist). He was a math/science teacher for 29 years. He taught in Dorchester District 2 at Flowertown and Newington elementary schools and River Oaks Middle School. He was a professional tour guide/storyteller for Bulldog Tours for 18 years. He was best known for his pub, food and ghost tours. He was a graduate of St. Andrews High and Charleston Southern University. David played music all of his life and brought joy to those who heard him play. He performed in the symphony, played the blues and jazz, locally and elsewhere. He was an active member of Second Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon of the church and performing music at the "Seconds Please" Tea Room at Second Presbyterian Church. His hobbies were gardening, boating, computers and of course, being with his family. His greatest joys in life were his daughters, Ashley and Meredith and his granddaughter, Caleigh. The family takes great comfort in knowing that he has gone to his heavenly home to be reunited with his daughter and his family. David impacted the lives of many in all aspects of his life and shared his joy and love for life with everyone, especially his wife of nearly 44 years. All who knew him were blessed by his gracious nature, his sense of humor, and his true Southern charm. He will be greatly missed!

He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Ashley Amanda Hinson; parents: Edith S. Hinson and Mendel G. Hinson, Sr.; brother, Mendel G. Hinson, Jr.; and infant sister, Sharon.

He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine Wimberly Hinson of Charleston, SC; his beloved daughter, Meredith Anne Mosny (Joseph) and his darling granddaughter, Caleigh Ezra Mosny, both of Charleston, SC; brothers: Gary S. Hinson (Margaret) of Springfield, VA and Randal G. Hinson of Charleston, SC; two nieces; one nephew; four great-nephews; one great-niece; and mother-in-law, Mary Wimberly.

Memorials may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.