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Williamson Hynson, Jr.

April 9, 1947 — April 1, 2024

Williamson Ringgold Hynson Jr., loving father and grandfather, entered into eternal life at the age of 76.

William was born April 9, 1947, in Bunkie, Louisiana but was raised in Port Gibson, MS. He was drafted into the US Army and valiantly served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam, ultimately earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while saving members of his unit. Following service to his country, William returned to Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, where he received his bachelor's degree in business administration. He also earned his MBA from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and became a certified financial planner through the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. His acumen as a business leader shaped his many years of leadership and service in hospital administration at Baptist Health Systems of Alabama.

He retired as CEO in 2004 to lovingly care for his ailing wife, Pat. During retirement, William continued to do consulting work for international hospital systems and aid them in construction scheduling and budget management. He dearly loved his role as proud Deedaw to his eight grandchildren and many more close family friends.

William was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed nature, including gardening, hiking, and walking daily. Although a lifelong fisherman, duck hunting was his passion. He loved taking trips to Argentina and Mexico with his hunting buddies. William's grandmother and early caregivers taught him how to cook and being in the kitchen was something that was very instinctive and fulfilling. He enjoyed cooking from his garden and even trophies from his hunts. Pat and William were volunteer foster parents through Lifeline Children's Services and made a difference in the life of more than 50 infants and children.

In his later years, as words and memory failed him, William became known for his beaming smile. Along with his easy-going personality, the kind demeanor that dementia only enhanced, continually pointed others to the source of his inner peace which was his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. William served in many capacities in his church over the years, but truly loved leading bible studies and supporting local and foreign missionaries and mission projects.

William was preceded in death by his parents: Williamson Ringgold, Sr. And Virgie and his beloved wife, Patricia Hynson.

He is survived by his children:

Charlee Splawn (Keith)

Robin Curtis (Jason)

Williamson Ringgold Hynson, IV (Jenny)

And his grandchildren:

Emery Thomas, Evelyn and Daley Splawn

Riley, Kate, and Evan Curtis

Will and Sam Hynson

A celebration of life chapel service will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens at 2pm (Visitation 1-2)

Any love gifts may be made in honor of William sent to:

Lifeline Children's Services,

Birmingham, AL

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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