Russell Hinson drew his last breath in the early hours of Saturday, March 12th in the arms of his wife of almost 13 years - Erin McKinney Hinson. He was able to say goodbye and hug his three young children - Poppy, Charlie (9-year-old twins), and Mary Hazel (5) before passing away.
Russell suffered through a long, difficult journey with a debilitating medical condition that left him in daily pain. But his life was not defined by the illness that took him from his family. Russell had a dry, quiet humor and a twinkle to go with his warm smile. In earlier years, he and Erin enjoyed century bike races together and hiked to the top of a volcano and a glacier. Russell had an encyclopedic memory, a philosopher’s curiosity, and a vivid imagination. His storyteller's soul spun magical tales into bedtime stories for his children every night.
While Erin, Charlie, Poppy, and Mary Hazel are left to mourn the loss of husband and father, we who love and support them would like to contribute something to ease their burdens in the coming months and years. The funeral and permanent loss of family income alone would be difficult for any family to bear. This site gives each of us the chance to show this family we love that we are walking with them, side by side. With the exception of the 3% card processing fee associated with any payment processing site, every dollar will go to the Two Possums and a Bug Memorial Fund, which will be in Erin's hands to care for her children. Thank you sincerely for your love and support.