Obituary: Maurice Pruett “Buddy” Hinkle, Jr.


Maurice Pruett “Buddy” Hinkle, Jr., age 58, of Cullman, Alabama, passed peacefully on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center.

Buddy was born on Aug. 6th, 1965, to Maurice Pruett Sr. and Carolyn Calloway Hinkle in Cullman, Alabama. He lived there until 1985, when he joined the United States Army and was first stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He was then stationed in Berlin, Germany, in 1988. Moving back to Cullman in Nov. 1990 to build his first house in Good Hope on the Hinkle Homestead, where he continued to build and live his life. 

He was preceded in death by His Father, Maurice Pruett Hinkle, and son Aaron Hinkle.

Buddy is survived by his beloved wife of 9 years, Christina Reid Hinkle, sons: Jacob Hinkle, Nathan Hinkle, Joshua Hinkle, and Noah Hinkle, daughters Evie Hinkle and Kaylee Hinkle, stepdaughter: Jessica Baker, mother, Carolyn Hinkle, sisters: Lisa Hinkle and Jannie Hinkle Thomas, nieces: Mallory Benson, and Reese Thomas, and a host of extended family and an immense amount of life- long friends and anyone he helped and was there for in his life, he was a friend and confidant to everyone he encountered.

Buddy was a passionate member of Emeus Baptist Church in Cullman, Alabama. A happy, devoted Husband and family man of immense Character and infinite patience when helping others. He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children and those who adored him. Spending free time, he would be found most often playing with his girls, looking up fishing/hunting videos, Auburn sports updates, and listening to worship songs on his computer at his desk, drinking a Mt. Dew. May the humility and love he gave and showed in words and so many unseen actions, never asking for credit, even when well due to him. May his life inspire and draw others close together and to Christ, whom Buddy served in many ways that are lost in today’s world.

Buddy graduated from Good Hope High School in 1983 and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked for Bellsouth/AT&T for 18 years and, after his department closed, moved on to factory work for his girls and family.

A celebration of life visitation for “Buddy” Maurice will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Moss Service Funeral Home, 1901 2nd AVE North West, Cullman, AL 35055, followed by a celebration of life funeral service at 2 p.m.

“Buddy” Maurice will be laid to rest in Good Hope Cemetery, 90 Good Hope School Road, Good Hope, AL 35057.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Legacy of hope, Gideon’s Revival and the Heartbeats for Heroes Initiative.

Moss Service Funeral Home directing.