Craig Steven Hinch

June 10, 1960 ~ April 10, 2011

Craig Steven Hinch over came the world on Sunday April 10, 2011 at the age of 50.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Hailey Danielle; father William E. Hinch; paternal grandparents, Edwin Taylor Hinch and Florence Hinch; maternal grandparents, Herbert Verrett and Lucy Gussman Verrett.

He is survived by his wife Dianne Fisk Hinch; daughter, Kati Hinch of Lake Charles; two sons, Shane Keith Hinch of Lake Charles, Derek Steven Watson Hinch and wife Tiffany of Baker; his mother, Jennie Verrett Hinch of Lake Charles; three sisters, Ginger Hinch Durio, Penni Hinch Bourgeois (Joseph), Billie Jo Hinch Boyd (John) all of Lake Charles: three grandchildren, Morgan Abigail Hinch, Cole Steven Hinch, and Luke Watson Hinch.

Mr. Hinch was a highly decorated veteran of the LCPD where he received the first Chief's Award, which is the highest award a police officer can receive. He also served as a Sheriff and McNeese St. police officer and trained hundreds of Sheriff's deputies. He was accepted into the USMC. He held a doctorate in Theology.

Mr. Hinch was an altar server at 6:00AM daily Mass at St. Henry's Catholic Church and later became the youngest Eucharistic Minister at the church. He was Godfather to many nieces and nephews. The "He God" Summer Camp Program chose him as head counselor every year. He was a Boy Scout. Craig won top state for Lacassine School and St. Louis Catholic High in Science and S.S. Fairs. Many awards were won in speech and debate.

Mr. Hinch was a devoted husband, a loving grandfather and pillar of a father who spent his life in the service of others.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 1:00PM in Johnson Funeral Home. Father Scott DesOrmeaux will officiate. Burial will follow in Prien Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4PM-9PM and will continue Wednesday at 8AM until time of service.

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  1. Derek and other loved ones, reading the obituary I am filled with the knowledge that this man left pieces of him all over area in the lives he came in contact with. A police officer AND a doctorate in theology. TWO of the highest areas of service. No doubt he's in a place of honor right now. I pray for peace and healing for you all.

  2. Diane and family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you, as no other can, at this time in your life.Aunt Elouise

  3. Diane,My mother spoke before of the hard times you and your husband have suffered. I prayed for you both. No one is spared the test of this world but some tests are beyond what others must endure. But above the suffering your husband and God Almighty knows your heart and faithfulness. May the Lord of all bring comfort to you now until you are joined with your husband once more. My heart cries for you and what you have endured and cries for joy when one day you are rejoined. God's blessing and peace in the spirit is my prayer for you and your family through Jesus Christ. Your loving cousin. Eric

  4. Dianne and Family,What I remember about Craig is his smile and friendly manner.Praying for you and the family. Love, Aunt Ivon

  5. Dianne- May it comfort you to know that death cannot diminish the important ways your husband touched your life, that grief cannot take away the happiness you shared, that sorrow will fade in time…but love remains forever. I love you.

  6. I worked with Craig on the LCPD in the early 80's. He was a good partner and a good cop. Though I have not talked to him in years, I will never forget him. My prayers and thoghts are with his family. Jack and Liz Piirainen

  7. May the power of Jesus Christ, the Comforter be with you and yours during this trying time. Love ya Cuz. Alan B. ILA D. Hennigan

  8. Though Craig was older than I in school my condolences to his family, and hugs to his mother and Penny. You all are in our Prayers. May God Bless you all at this time.

  9. To the greatest first grade teacher (Ms. J. Hinch) my elementary school friend (Ginger),I'm deeply saddened by your loss. I also never realized until today that Shane was related. My daughter, Brandi, worked for Shane at one time is still his friend. Please know that both of us are thinking of you all at this time. Our prayers are with you.Teri Mahaffey Puckett

  10. We are so sorry to hear of Craig's death. We have nothing but very fond memories of Craig. I graduated with him. He was friends with Ray and myself. One of the nicest guys in my class. He always treated everyone with kindness and respect. He had a wonderful sense of humor. This world would do good to remember his example and copy it. I know he will be missed and there will be big shoes to fill with him gone. Please know you are all in our prayers and Craig too. God bless. Denise and Ray Reynolds.

  11. WE offer our heart felt condolences to the family of Craig Steven Hinch. We will remember him in all our prayes and masses we attend.God bless all. THe Pitre family, Llyod and Helen

  12. We send you our love Dianne, Shane, Derrick, and families. Even though distance keeps us from being with you in person, you are near in our hearts today. We have such warm memories of Craig and will miss him always. Tight, Tight hugs to you all! Aunt Elaine, Uncle Ed, and family.

  13. I don't remember making remarks in this guest book earlier, but was thinking of my very best friend, fellow LCPD Officer and friend of 30 years. Craig and I were like brothers but better. I admired him and he I. We shared thoughts, times, and things and my wife and I loved Dianne, and the kids and think of them all as our own family.

    Craig will be missed and thought of daily. He cannot be replaced. Life without Craig leaves a huge crater. I miss his advise, his love, his smile, his caring, his wisdom. His weaknesses and his strengths were both admired, and scorned. He was a tall man, but not a perfect man.

    Craig, I'm looking forward to seeing you again. God bless your family. Semperfi brother

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