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Hinton, Joseph

July, 7, 1937 – June 9, 2022

Joseph L. Hinton, a resident of Norwood, passed away on June 9, 2022 at his home with his children by his side. He was 84 years old. Born in Dallas, Texas on July 7, 1937 to the late Claude A. and Mae Ollie (Wilson) Hinton, he was the youngest boy of his 11 siblings. Joe served honorable in Air Force during the Korean War, and attended the University of New Mexico and earned a degree in criminal justice. He was an accomplished musician, writer, and composer for Motown Records, working with greats such as Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight.

Joe was the life partner of the late Lillian Riley, and the loving father of Sean J. Hinton and his husband Alberto Diaz of NY, Faith M. Hinton of S. Boston, Erica Radeos of Stoughton, Martin Riley III of Rockland, Robin DeFlaminies and her husband Rick of Norwood, Judith R. Levitsky of Norwood, and the late Peter Riley. Beloved grandfather of Yvonne Skinner, Vaughn Skinner, Zhanae Huggins, Jaida Hinton, Brian Levitsky, Kevin Levitsky, Charles Small, Michael Small, and Michelle Riley. He is also survived by 3 of his 11 siblings; Claudine Brown, Bishop Nathaniel Hinton, and Glenda Sue Taylor, all of Dallas, Texas, and his many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation for Joe on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 10-Noon at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High St., Westwood, MA 02020, followed by his interment at Highland Cemetery, Norwood. 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sean Hinton
    June 11th, 2022 | 5:16 pm

    I love you Dad.

  2. June 11th, 2022 | 8:55 pm

    To his children and grandchildren…Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    RIP Uncle Joe. You will be greatly missed.

  3. Anthony Whitaker (Sam)
    June 12th, 2022 | 11:10 am

    Rest In Peace Uncle Joe

    My condolences to my cousins Sean and Faith my prayers are with the both of you.

  4. Belinda Hudson
    June 12th, 2022 | 6:30 pm

    Way to go my Beautiful, kind and loving Uncle ❤!!!

  5. Bishop Dr. Eric Tate Martin, D.Min
    June 13th, 2022 | 3:09 pm

    Prayers for Mother Claudine Brown and the entire Hinton family. Our words of comfort might be few, but know we’re there you. Praying for your strength and encouragement. Bishop

  6. Aderiana L Peck ( Chute}
    June 13th, 2022 | 5:20 pm

    Rest In Power Uncle Joe

    To my cousins Sean and Faith our condolences and prayers are with both of you. Love y’all.

  7. Mike Daniels
    June 13th, 2022 | 9:13 pm

    God bless rest in peace Mr Hinton I’m sorry for your loss Sean and the whole Hinton family

  8. Sacco Family
    June 14th, 2022 | 10:47 am

    God bless and may your father rest in peace.

    Sending our heartfelt prayers to Sean, Alberto and
    Hinton family in this time of sorrow.

  9. Tiffany Davis
    June 15th, 2022 | 9:58 am

    The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24

    Sean and Faith I love you, prayer to you for strength and healing….

  10. Lelious and Carlette
    June 15th, 2022 | 10:00 am

    We will miss talking to our Uncle. Love you and your family so much

  11. Tinia Davis
    June 15th, 2022 | 10:05 am

    Love and prayers to my cousins and family rest easy Uncle Joe

  12. Darryl& Renita Hinton
    June 15th, 2022 | 10:27 am

    Love you Uncle Joe may you rest in peace and condolences to John and Faith may the lord always be with you God bless you God loves you and so do we.

  13. June 15th, 2022 | 10:36 am

    Rest in peace uncle Joe, my condolences to Sean and Faith may the Lord bless and keep you.

  14. June 15th, 2022 | 2:38 pm

    I had the distinct pleasure of working with Joe Hinton for many years. As the Director of Veterans’ Services for the Town of Norwood, Joe and I shared many stories of our US Air Force service times, back in the day. Joe became a dear friend to our department at town hall. He was the very definition of a true gentleman, and will be sorely missed. Rest at ease, Airman. You have served your family and your country well. Peace.

  15. Michael Small
    June 15th, 2022 | 3:36 pm

    Joe, I will love and miss you dearly.

  16. John O’Connor
    June 15th, 2022 | 6:22 pm

    God bless you Joe. Such a beautiful soul.

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