Douglas Wayne Hininger


Douglas Wayne Hininger, 80, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 in his home in Retrop, Oklahoma.
Born August 2, 1938, in Woodward, OK, he was the son of Muriel Hininger and Iona (Salisbury) Hininger.
Doug graduated from Fargo High School in 1957. He attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in Education.
Referred to as the John Wayne of teaching, he returned to his alma mater, Fargo High School, where he taught science for nine years, served 10 years as the secondary principal and two years as the high school principal and athletic director. Mr. Hininger retired from his fulfilling teaching career in the Sweetwater public school district in 2015.
Through Hininger Grasslands, he pioneered the process of planting Old World bluestem grasses and even planted on T. Boone Pickens farm.
Doug is survived by his four children Dana Kimble and her husband Wayland, Dustin Dusty Hininger and his wife Kelly, Darrin Hininger and his wife Amy and Courtney Karr and her husband Bryce; seven grandchildren, Caleb Roberts, Magen Kimble, Morgan Kimble, Weston Hininger, Madison Kimble, J.P. Halley, Garrett Hininger; and two great-grandchildren, Zoey Roberts and Zayne Roberts.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at the Billings Funeral Home, 1621 Downs Ave, Woodward, OK 73801.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fargo High School Science Department, with the funeral accepting the donations.
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