John better known as J.W. was born in Schley County, to the late J.C. Hinton and the late Ethel Mae Bateman Hinton. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County Elementary and High School.
At an early age he joined the Hopewell C.M.E. Church (currently Hopewell Independent Church). At a young age he left home and moved to Jacksonville, Florida for a short period and later transition to Atlanta and made it his home. After moving to Atlanta he joined Salem Bible Baptist Church in 1975 which is now known as Salem Bible Church. Where he served on the Deacon Board Ministry, Usher Board Ministry, Church School Ministry, Middle School Class, and Men Choir Ministry. He was a faithful and dutiful member until his departure. He was employed with Genuine Parts of Atlanta, Georgia and then retired in 1990 after several years. He was a member of the Dottie Peoples Booster Club since 1994 where he enjoyed writing and singing gospel and blues music. He loved playing the harmonic and guitar and loved traveling.
He is survived by his wife Belinda Hinton, Georgia; He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nadine Hinton in 2007 and to this union three children were born Maxine Hinton, John W. Hinton Jr. and Kathy Hinton all of Georgia; three grandchildren Cari Hinton, Marcellous Latimer and Noah Mitchell all of Georgia two step children of Florida; Siblings James Hinton Sr. (Willie Lou), Thelma Kemp, Aldine Hinton, Alfonia Hinton (Dollie), Arthur Lee Hinton, Lucille Seay (Eddie C.), Nanette English (Reginald), Eddie Lee Hinton (Sheila), Bobbie Jean Hill (Booker); two sisters in law of Atlanta, Georgia Corrine Wright and Brenda Parrish, 5 sister in laws and 3 brother In laws of Florida and North Carolina and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held 12 Noon, Friday, November 12, 2021 at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church, 450 Dunbar Road, Warner Robins, GA. Public viewing will take place one hour prior to services.