David Wayne Hinton

David W. Hinton

November 18, 1944 – August 17, 2018

David Hinton passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 after a long battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). He married his loving wife and best friend, Linda, in 1966, and together they had two children, Brad and Sherry, whom he loved endlessly.  In 1972 the family moved to Omaha, where David enjoyed a 36-year career with UNO.

In addition to his wife and children, David is survived by brother, Larry (Mardene); sister, Linda; daughter-in-law, Christie Hinton; son-in-law, Stacy Brand; seven wonderful grandchildren: Haiden, Connor, Paul, Sydney, Drew, Natalie, and Molly.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 20th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Tuesday, August 21st at 11am at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 11810 Burke St.  Memorials are suggested to University of Nebraska Foundation, David and Linda Hinton Scholarship Fund.



  • Russell L. Smith Posted August 17, 2018 6:22 pm

    Dear Linda – I am so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. What a great mentor and supportive “boss” Dave was. I will always consider Dave’s hiring me at UNO as one of the great blessings in my life. A couple of great memories include getting out of the office to “walk and think” about issues; and getting Dave out of the office to visit START towns. I have tests at the dr office Monday morning, so will not be able to get to the visitation. Patti and I will have you and your family in our prayers.

    Russ Smith

  • Joe L. Davis Posted August 18, 2018 2:35 pm

    Linda: Sharon and I are saddened at his passing. He was a great person. Always positive with a wide of view problems and solutions.

  • Don Kerr Posted August 19, 2018 7:10 am

    David was classmate for 13 years at Coggon, Iowa public school, friend a , relative and one great man and friend. Grace plus thought and prayer ? to David’s family with his passing. Love you David! Don Kerr

  • John Fiene Posted August 19, 2018 8:11 am

    Dear Linda, We are so sorry for you loss. Dave was one of my favorite people on the planet and we will miss him dearly. To Dave, we say “Goodnight,” but not “Goodbye.” We will see you soon enough.
    John & Nancy Fiene

  • Sherry Zumbrunnen Posted August 19, 2018 10:24 am

    Linda, i am so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. You two chose each other well! And how very nice you had a life of love and friendhip. It showed when you were together. I will and do temember my childhood friend very endearingly. I am sorry for your loss and your famiky’s. Sherry

  • Mary Foley Duggan Posted August 19, 2018 10:28 am

    So very Sorry for your loss. I know you don’t know me Linda but I went to Coggon High school with David for a couple years. I remember him as such
    A fun loving and kind person. My prayers are with
    You and your family.

  • Dwight Garner & Becky Posted August 19, 2018 4:21 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. He was a great friend and high school classmate.

  • Carol Zumbach Hanssen Posted August 19, 2018 4:53 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss Linda. David was a wonderful friend and classmate. My prayers are with you and your family He always had a smile

  • Barbara Martin Posted August 19, 2018 5:52 pm

    Linda, My heart breaks for you and your family.. I wish I had words of wisdom to share with you, but there aren’t any. You will find your strength in your family and all those who love you. I will keep you in my prayers. Barbara Martin

  • Lyle and Sandy Boone Posted August 19, 2018 7:44 pm

    Linda and family, Sandy and I are so sad to hear that David passed last week. He was a good friend, and I have so many wonderful memories of our times together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • John & Carolyn O’Connor Posted August 19, 2018 8:05 pm

    Linda and family: So sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!

  • Pat Houlahan Posted August 20, 2018 5:52 am

    Linda & Family
    May God’s peace be with you. Cherish the memories you created and shared with Dave.
    Dave’s smile, thoughtfulness, competitiveness, intellect, and fun-loving spirit will be missed by his
    many grade and high school classmates and life-long friends! I am proud to have known him and will miss my “brother”.

  • Tim and Fern Himberger Posted August 20, 2018 6:17 am

    To the family t the world has lost a bright light named Dave: we will all spread that light and keethat p it growing by telling other of Dave and the wonderful memories he left. A tender soul……

  • Brian Kerrigan Posted August 20, 2018 7:09 am

    The Kerrigan family were fortune enough to know David and his family for over four decades. My father and David worked together at UNO for many years but they were really great friends more than co-workers. We will always remember the love and friendship he showed our entire family.

  • Roger and Connie Boss Posted August 20, 2018 8:20 am

    Linda we are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Cheryl Jons Posted August 20, 2018 8:48 am

    Linda and family, So sorry for your loss. Dave was always an outstanding friend and classmate. God’s blessings on you all.

  • Linda Liston Posted August 20, 2018 8:58 am

    Linda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve Dave’s passing. May you draw strength from your faith and from the memories of your life with Dave. With deepest sympathy, Linda Liston

  • Darla Fagenbaum Posted August 20, 2018 10:39 am

    We are so sorry for your loss, may our loving God be very close to you & your family! Harvey & Darla

  • John Fiene Posted August 20, 2018 12:00 pm

    Linda, I just wanted to add a conversation that I think you will appreciate. A few of us were standing in the Hallway at PKI and I asked “Where’s home?” One said Egypt, another said India. When Dave happened by I asked him, “Where’s home?” His immediate response was, “Wherever my wife is!” And then he walked on. We all looked at each other and said in admiration, Dave’s right, as usual. I thought, it’s so evident that Dave loves his wife, I want others to see that in me.

  • Deanna Powell Fay Posted August 20, 2018 6:04 pm

    Linda, I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a wonderful friend. He always had a smile and good word for everyone. He fought the good fight and I’m sure our Lord and Savior has greeted him with open arms. He is in a much better place with no pain, no tears and surrounded with pure, liquid love. My prayers are with you at this time.

  • Dr. Kelly “KB” Turner Posted August 20, 2018 9:01 pm

    I am saddened to learn of the passing of my former dean. I was a member in the first cohort of the Mnority Faculty Development program and a faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department .. I am forever grateful for his encouragement, leadership, and his infectious smile. Rest In Peace my dear dean. I extend my deepest sympathy to his loved ones.

  • Elizabeth & Del Dake Dake Posted August 20, 2018 9:30 pm

    How sad we were to hear of Dave’s death. We both remember our times of long ago with the two of you. He will always be with you< Linda–you will carry him in your heart. You & your family have our sincere sympathy. Del & Betty Dake

  • Don Ondler Posted August 21, 2018 6:11 am

    Linda & family: So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As you know, Dave was my first cousin and such a great guy. I remember a lot of picnics with his mom, dad, and brother when I was young. He will truly be missed.

  • Jimmy James Posted August 21, 2018 7:21 am

    I’m sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our paths crossed at the College of IS&T. He always found time for students to chat and see how they were doing. Dean Hinton was a person you wanted to have a beer with and he wanted to have a beer with you!

  • Eric and Martha Vermeulen Posted August 21, 2018 3:11 pm

    We’re not sure if Dave would have considered himself a “character” but to us he was very unforgettable. Self deprecating, funny, talented, interesting, thoughtful all describe Dave. We will never forget the time we spent with Dave and Linda on the beautiful beaches of Sanibel. Many mornings we would look out our window and see Dave completing his morning 50 laps in the pool. Later in the day he and Linda would be found on the beach, usually engrossed in conversation with old and new friends. The new ones benefitting from the local knowledge Dave and Linda had garnered over the many years returning to their favorite Florida hang out. The Gopher Tortoise Dave carved for us has a special place in our hearts and in our Florida home. It will always be a remembrance of a truly unforgettable person.
    With our love, thoughts, and prayers
    Eric and Martha Vermeulen

  • Ron and Phyllis Aldrich Posted August 22, 2018 4:54 am

    Linda and family. Our prayers go out too you at this time of loss. David was such a good man, husband and father. He has left us all too soon. I remember him when he played basketball at Coggon High. Also, at our class reunions. He was always happy and full of joy.

  • Bev Hinton Scanlon Posted August 22, 2018 8:33 am

    Linda, I am saddened to hear of David’s passing. We get so busy and let life whizz by. I am saddened this has happened. I will keep you in my prayers.

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