James "Chicken" Hinson

October 02, 1928 - December 27, 2019

James Hinson

James “Chicken” Hinson, 91, of Fannett, died Friday, December 27, 2019. He was born on October 2, 1928, in Evans, Louisiana, to Minnie Holt Hinson and Monroe Hinson. Jimmy was a retired operator from Ameripol-Synpol.

Jimmy enjoyed telling a good story and often left you wondering if it was true or not.  He filled the hearts of his family and friends with Jimmy/Chicken Hinson stories that always brought laughter to those listening to the tales. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed his time at the deer lease with friends. 

Jimmy was happiest with his wife, Davie, at his side - they tended cattle together, grew thriving gardens, and enjoyed their casino trips.  Any family or friend in need always found an open door and help from Jimmy.  You never left the Hinson home empty-handed as they always shared their bumper crops and wonderful food cooked by Davie. Remembering Jimmy/Chicken Hinson will always bring a smile to your face.

He is survived by his wife, Davie Hinson, of Fannett; daughter, Debbie Ezell and her husband, Mike, of Georgetown; mother-in-law, Yvonne Stroman, of Fannett; and grandchildren, Andrew Ezell, Katie Ezell, Jared Hinson, and Jennifer Hinson.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his sons, Gary Hinson and Buddy Hinson.

A gathering of Mr. Hinson’s family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12rh Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of one’s choice.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Memory Gardens of Jefferson County
3098 Us 69 Nederland Texas 77627

Comments (9)


    09 January 2020 at 16:33 | #

    Davy, I was at the lease when David told me Jimmy was gone. I am so sorry. I miss his stories and his laugh.and him cussing that old generator that would not crank in the mornings.
    Yall were always good to me and I really appreciate all the meals and help at the lease, yall made it fun!
    Will be praying for you and your mom. God bless.


  • Donnie Carbaugh & Barbara Carbaugh

    02 January 2020 at 17:31 | #

    working was a sheer joy. we enjoyed sharing stories, whether they true or not. I will miss him. Donnie Carbaugh


  • Deanna Anderson

    01 January 2020 at 02:09 | #

    Davie you and Jimmy ( John Wayne) gave me and many happy moments. Regret we never did the casino trip.. loved jimmy loving little Ferrell and telling you Davie be sure they are feeding her. One good thing he never had to worry about Stone. I’m sure y’all know how much the kids loved you. Bill and calling you friends. Although today is hell this man with you will always be remembered together.


  • Jamie Hinson Rosario

    30 December 2019 at 02:51 | #

    So thankful for all the time these last few months I got to share with you and Aunt Davie. Mia enjoyed going so much every week to go see both you, Aunt Davie and Granny. She was so excited this Christmas to go and bring y'all her little Christmas gifts she bought for ya''ll at her school. (She was so excited to give them to y'all that she opened Granny's and your gifts for ya'll...lolol). Love you Uncle Jimmy.


  • Melissa Holstead Slayter

    29 December 2019 at 21:44 | #

    So sorry to hear about Mr Hinson. Him and Hazel we're good friends with my mom and dad, John M and Maudry. That was a long time ago. Prayers for the family.


  • Cindy Jefferson

    29 December 2019 at 08:44 | #

    Davie, Debbie, Mike, Aunt Nita & Uncle Tommy.... you are in our prayers. We loved Uncle Jimmy and have sweet memories of him. I miss seeing my Dsddy, Thomas on the phone with him daily. May our God of all Comfort comfort you all during this difficult time.


    • Cindy Jefferson

      31 December 2019 at 04:44 | #

      Uncle Jimmy we love you and Aunt Davie. I know you are now with Jesus . Please give Mama and Daddy a hug and kiss for us.
      Every time I hear a joke, see a ranch with cattle and horses, etc, , eat fresh okra, I will think of Aunt Davie and you’re sacrifice and generosity.


  • Stephanie Hinson

    29 December 2019 at 01:16 | #

    Aunt Davy and Debbie I am so sorry about to hear about Uncle Jimmy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!


  • Jennifer Cassidy

    28 December 2019 at 23:12 | #

    I miss you, Grandpa. I can’t believe you are really gone. Growing up, I used to love going to your house and riding horses. I loved listening to all your hilarious stories. What I loved most of all was how you always made us feel so loved and welcome. That’s what I remember most and that’s what I’ll treasure forever.


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