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.
Remembrances may be shared online at
Published on January 28, 2019
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Deanna Johnston Coryell
Jan 31, 2019
I couldn’t find the pic I wanted to pay a tribute to Doug Hininger but this was on a friends page and bam.
Doug was my principal, Science teacher but most of all my mentor, one of 3 wonderful men at ole Fargo High. He was a neighboring farmer to us. He was also pallbearer at my Dads funeral 40 years ago.
Doug was my friend that I always kept in touch with my phone, mail or in person. Visits to Elk City Hosp were a trip ( 😉).
I know he and my Dad have not stopped talking since he made it to his heavenly home. I rejoice in knowing he is with my Dad. He gets to tell my Dad he met my hubby and what an awesome guy he is ending with “she finally got it right!”
Darrin Hininger, Dusty an
...d Dana just know you had one of the best as he was just like my Dad. Thanks for sharing him with me all of these years.
I won’t be there to honor him in person today but you can bet I am there in spirit with tears streaming down my face.
Hugs kiddos ❤️😬
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Virginia Adams Semrad
Jan 30, 2019
It is with a sad heart that I read Doug's obituary. Our families go back to our grandparents, Joe Hininger and Guy Adams. So to know that one of the next link in the chain is gone is sad. Our family (John and Dorothy Adams) enjoyed many evenings boating on the Hininger pond - imagine! That was exciting for all of us _ J.Q. (now deceased and Doug's age), R. D., Howard and me. For all of you family members, know that Doug was a good man and such a lot of fun!! Always pulling off some kind of mischief. May blessing and great memories sustain you now.
Ruth Foster
Jan 29, 2019
He was an amazing man with a wonderful heart. He has touched many lives. He will be missed.
Pat Shepherd Holmes
Jan 29, 2019
My love to the family ...