Raymond E. "Gene" Hinds, 82, of Sandusky, passed away peacefully late Wednesday afternoon, February 20, 2019, surrounded by his family at the Portland Place, in Sandusky.
Born on February 22, 1936, in Roscoe Village, OH ,the son of Floyd Raymond and Irene Azalia (Richcreek) Hinds. He was a 1954 graduate of Margaretta High School. For several years, he had worked as a pipe fitter for Independent Pipe and Supply Company, in Fremont, before retiring.
He was a member of the Sandusky Community Church of The Nazarene.
Gene is survived by his wife of 49 years, Wanda S. (Patrick) Hinds, whom he married on March 29, 1969; a daughter, Kimalee A. (Hinds) Milleson-Knerr of Sandusky; a son, Mark S. Hinds of St. George, UT; four grandchildren, Nikkole, Lindy, Josh and Jen; three great-grandchildren, Cathryn, Franklin and Salvadore "Sal"; a sister, Elayne (Ken) Watkins of Mt. Vernon, OH; a brother, Carl "Rick" Hinds of Castalia; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jeremy J. Knerr (2015); a sister, Marilyn Springer; and a sister-in-law, Catherine Hinds.
It was Gene's wishes to be cremated and no visitation or funeral services to be held. Interment will be held later in Castalia Cemetery, Castalia, OH.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Gene's memory to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Arrangements are entrusted to the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.
Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Gene's family at davidfkoch.com.