Msg. Hynson retired from the United States Army as a Skills Instructor at the Charleston Naval Brig. He was a member of the American Legion, the German-American Club, and bowled for many years as a participant in various AMF Leagues.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilse Hynson in 2007.
Survivors include his daughters, Monika Barnwell of Augusta and Jeanine Vidal of Liberty, SC; son, Richard J. Hynson of Augusta; brother, Don Smith of Colliersville, TN; grandchildren, Shelby Vidal, Sammy Vidal, Ashley Vidal, and Nick Primus.