The family of C. Elton Hinshaw is celebrating his wonderful long life, August 2, 1936 – February 24, 2019. Though Elton had a lifetime of professional accomplishments, he would be the first to tell you his greatest success was courting and marrying his high school sweetheart, Jane Simpson. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary last summer. Born in Texarkana, Arkansas, Elton graduated from Baylor University before receiving his PhD from Vanderbilt University as a Southern Fellowship Fellow. He was a Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt for thirty-four years, as well as Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for a four-year period. He enjoyed teaching and his relationships with his students, some of whom became lifelong friends. In his professional career, Elton published many articles and papers, and in 1989, he received the Thomas Jefferson Award "for distinguished service to Vanderbilt through extraordinary contributions as a member of the faculty in the councils and government of the University." In addition to his teaching, Elton alternated as Secretary or Treasurer, for the American Economics Association for more than 25 years. As a young man, Elton was a baseball and basketball athlete and later remained an active golfer, sailor, and tennis player.  Elton was proud of his own family’s humble beginnings and the education and the family successes he has helped make possible with his generosity, his advice, and his constant love and support for his beloved children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Jane; his children, Stephen Simpson Hinshaw, Becky Hinshaw Eagleton and Carroll Hinshaw Dale Nail; and his grandchildren, Raleigh Anne Dale, Norma Jane Eagleton, Carroll Alexandria Dale, Lily Ellen Eagleton, and Sam Eagleton. The family plans to celebrate his life with a private service at Immanuel Baptist Church, his home church since 1958, where he had served as a Director. Contributions in his name can be made to the campaign to restore the windows that open the Immanuel sanctuary to the beauty of God's creation. Online condolences can be sent to Nashville Funeral and Cremation Services,