Obituary for Jace Wil Hinton

On March 18, 2023, Jace Wil Hinton entered eternal rest at his residence in Thatcher, Arizona. He was a loving father, husband, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend; loved by many.

Jace was born on Feb. 5, 1991, in Safford, Arizona. He spent his childhood in the small town of Pima, Arizona, before moving to Silver City, New Mexico, when he was 9. He then attended a new school, playing football to pass the time, and finally graduated with the class of 2009 from Silver High School.

He had always aspired to be an electrician. Growing up, he was always tinkering with electronic devices. He wanted to know how things worked. He had a passion for taking things apart, and sometimes, putting them back together. He ended up enrolling in Eastern Arizona College to obtain his certificate in electrical work and entered into an electrician career. He loved what he was doing, and was great at it. He was a very hard worker.

Jace Wil Hinton

In his leisure time, he loved to play video games on multiple platforms, listening to all kinds of music from different genres — some favorite artists being Tech N9ne and Tupac. He also enjoyed watching Anime — his favorites being Dragon Ball Z and Pokémon.

He found love in his best friend and wife, Tamera. Together, they formed a family with their son, Jesse James; daughter, Lyla Marie, and another child on the way. He loved to help his family and friends with anything that they needed. He was very helpful and handy and found joy in assisting others. He always had a smile on his face, and his smile was contagious. He could make anyone smile, and laugh with his goofy self.

Jace is survived by his wife, Tamera Hinton; his son, Jesse Hinton; his daughter, Lyla Hinton, and his expected child; his father, Riley (Lupita) Hinton; his brothers, Erik (Mallorie) Hinton, Houston Tye Hinton, and Wacy Hinton; his sisters, Kayla Berryhill, Jayme Hinton, Cheyenne Hinton, and Bay Hinton; his grandpa, Jerry (Jo Marie) Hancock; his uncles, Wil Hinton and Rory Crane; his aunts, Cammie Crane-Soriano, Gina (Bobby) Shaw, Heidi (Collier) Hill, and Shannon Hancock; his cousins, and his friends.

Jace is preceded in death by his mother, Tammie Crane-Hinton; his grandfathers, Billie Kay Hinton and Leo Don Crane, and his grandmother, Linda Lakey. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 1, at Fort Thomas High School, with a funeral reception taking place in the high school auditorium.

Call McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel (928) 428–1740 in Safford for more information.