Joshua Hinman


Mr. Joshua Wade Hinman, 37, husband of Erika Etz Hinman and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, at his residence. A native of the Eastern Shore, he was the son of Peter Jackson Hinman and Donna Raye Doiron Hinman.

He was a lifelong waterman and was respected as one of the most prominent watermen on the Eastern Shore. He was a hard worker, but above all he was a loving son, husband, and dad who loved his family.

In addition to his loving wife and parents, he is survived by three children, Elijah Wade Hinman, Jackson Frederick Hinman, and Julian Kane Gorman; two sisters, Kelly Hinman Lattimore (Joshua) and Crystal Hinman Harris (Daryl); parents-in-law, Charles and Tina Churn; sisters-in-law, Brandi Etz, Carey Voetberg, and Leslie Williams; a very special nephew and his first mate, Kyle Franko, as well as a niece, Grace Franko, and nephew Andrew Franko; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Cheriton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Timmerman officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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