Service for Paul Tipton Hinds, of Allen will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Friday, April 22, 2022 in the
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Dr. Larry Heard and Rick Amburgey will officiate.
Burial will follow in Cresson Cemetery. Visitation will be 12-1:00 P.M., Friday prior to the service.
Paul Tipton Hinds died in his home on Good Friday, April 15, 2022, at the age of 82. He had recently undergone open-heart surgery and an extensive stay in the hospital and rehab.
Paul was born December 14, 1939 near Cresson, Texas, the fifth of seven children. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1956 and was a star athlete in both high school and college. He attended Hardin Simmons University on a basketball scholarship where he met and married his first wife Charlene Smith Hinds Lombard. After graduation, he began his military career in 1962, spending 22 years in the Army. Paul went on to be a decorated war hero and achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel. Among his many honors, the U.S. Army awarded him multiple Bronze Stars for outstanding achievement while in combat as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. His service included a leadership training role in the Pentagon and his choice assignment serving as Professor of Military Science at his alma mater HSU.
Paul is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sandy Hinds, his daughter Sherry Amburgey and husband Rick, son Wrey Hinds and wife Connie, and his stepchildren Tom McKean and wife Melissa, and Courtney Cadieux and husband Chris. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, (being preceded in death by beloved grandson; Tyler Amburgey) with his legacy carried on by 3 great grandchildren. Paul is also survived by siblings Margie Shaw, Mary Horton and Ron Hinds.
Paul was a true southern gentleman with a love for God, his family and his country. He was the patriarch of the family – whenever a family member had a tough question or decision, they called on Paul (or PaPa). He had wisdom but was never judgmental. Paul and Sandy were blessed with a great life together, traveling to Europe, Greece and within most of the U.S.