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Vaughn Ralph Hinkebein

October 2, 1982 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 41) 41 Years Old
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Vaughn Hinkebein Obituary

Vaughn Ralph Hinkebein, Jr., 41, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024, at his home.

He was born October 2, 1982, in Cape Girardeau, to Vaughn and Geralyn Grigsby Hinkebein, Sr. He and Jessica Lacy were married October 7, 2017, in Jackson.
Vaughn was a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. For many years, he worked as a contract crane operator.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army from February 9, 2001, to November 2, 2012, spending over 11 years in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo, in areas of imminent danger. He was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; the Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, Army commendation Medal (6th award) Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award); NATO Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Meritorius Unit Commendation; USN Unit Commendation; Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award); Continuous Honorable Active Service; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2nd award); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (6th Award); NATO Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Air Assault Badge; Driver and Mech Badge with Driver Tracked Vehicles Clasp; and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled Vehicle Clasp

To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife of six years, Jessica Hinkebein of Jackson; father, Vaughn (Marsha) Hinkebein, Sr. of Jackson; mother, Geralyn Grigsby of Cape Girardeau; daughter, Autumn Hinkebein of Jackson and her mother Bobbi Hente; son, Samuel Hinkebein of Germany and his mother Gabriella Benko; stepson, Caden Carter of Jackson; stepdaughter, Mariyana Carter of Jackson; sister, Yvaughna Hinkebein (Missy) Sullivan of Jackson; brother, Cody (Kaylee) Hinkebein of Jackson; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jerry and Marie Hinkebein and maternal grandparents, Gerald and Cora Grigsby.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2024, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The Rev. Mike Huffman will conduct the funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the funeral home. Interment and military honors will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

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Public Viewing
February 5, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

Funeral Service
February 6, 2024

10:30 AM
McCombs Funeral Home & Cremation Center
640 West Independence Street
Jackson, MO 63755

February 6, 2024

11:45 AM
Russell Heights Cemetery
435 S. Farmington
Jackson, MO 63755


McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center to aid the family with final expenses
640 West Independence Street, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-2424
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