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Gary Wayne Hiner

December 16, 1947 — June 26, 2023



Gary Wayne Hiner, 75, of Brookfield Ohio, passed away Tuesday June 27, 2023, while at home.

A son of the late Lewis A. Hiner and Ethel J. (Leggitt) Hiner, he was born December 16, 1947, in Salem, Ohio.

Gary retired from the Brookfield Drive Thru, Masury, Ohio.

He liked fast cars and raced many at the Quaker City Drag Strip. He also enjoyed doing brodies in grocery store parking lots with his kids in the car! Then he grew up… A Little! He enjoyed coaching baseball at Patagonia Little League Field, where he won several championships. He could also be found at any football or baseball field supporting his grandchildren and great grandchildren!

He preferred seeing all his granddaughters in turtlenecks and long pants, which he would offer to buy! If any of the grandchildren called, he was there - picking them up, dropping them off, or if they needed a drink or snack. He was their go to man! He enjoyed playing any card game for hours… or at least until he won. He also enjoyed special events at Chestnut Ridge Church of God. The Community Thanksgiving Dinner and the Easter Breakfast were his favorites. He then would sneak out the back door!

He is survived by daughters, Tina (Bob) Butler, of Brookfield, and Tammy (Ted) Beeson, of Wilmington, North Carolina; sons, Gary (Tammy) Hiner, Mark (Amy) Hiner, Brian Hiner (Marla Hiner), and Jeff (Sharon) Metze, all of Brookfield; grandchildren, Rob (Samantha) Butler, Renaye (Robbie Jay) McFarland, Erin (Josue) Rodriguez, Cori Lamont, Kily Beeson, Chelsea (Scott) Porterfield, Gary Hiner, Brittany (Jordan) Johnson, Markie, Jonathan, & Brady Hiner, Brooke Hiner, Brian (Eve) Hiner, Jeffery, David, & Scott Metze; and great-grandchildren, Grace & Liv Butler, Isabella Linert, Robbie & Josephine McFarland, Josiah & Amyah Rodriguez, Stella, Lorenzo, & Kaden Porterfield, Jordan, Carter, & Lola Johnson, Jeffery, Owen, Liam, & Roman Metze, and his newest addition that arrived on Father’s Day 2023 - Louise Hiner! Also a sister, Janet Exline, of Salem; a brother, Lewis A Hiner, of Brookfield; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lola (2010); sisters, Sandra Bhe and Karen Park; and a daughter, Tammy Metze.

“It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later!”

Private Services will be observed by his family at the Chestnut Ridge Church of God, Hubbard, Ohio.

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