Billy Ray Hinkledire, 55, of Fort Wayne, IN, formerly of Decatur passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Billy was born on August 7, 1966 in Decatur, Indiana to Robert and Sara Jean (Nickels) Hinkledire. On June 7, 2001, Billy married Patricia Costello.
Billy loved his family very much. He was a graduate at Bellmont High School, where he was a semi-state runner-up in wrestling, he also loved boxing and was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. Billy worked as a concrete finisher for Grabers and Grabers in Grabill, IN.
Billy is survived by his wife Patricia Hinkledire of Fort Wayne; his mother, Sara J. Hinkledire of Decatur; children, Zach Burdette of New Haven, Brook Burdette of Ft. Wayne and Jordan (Taylor) Costello of Ft. Wayne; siblings, Robert V. Hinkledire, Jr. of San Diego, CA, Barbie Wilson of Ormond Beach, FL, Robert J. (Lisa) Hinkledire of Bluffton and Christine (Brad) Brodbeck of Decatur; 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Visitation will on Monday, January 24, 2022 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, followed by a 7:00 p.m. service. Pastor Dan York will be officiating.
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