Clyde William Hines, 90, of Scipio, passed peacefully from this life at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Premier Healthcare in North Vernon.
Born May 25, 1926 in Scipio, Mr. Hines was the son of Wallace and Madge Perry Hines Sr.
Mr. Hines was a 1944 graduate of Scipio High School in Scipio and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Hines retired from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus where he was an inspector. He loved the outdoors and being on his farms. Throughout his healthy years he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was proud of his good hunting dogs. Later in his life he became interested in Haflinger horses and mules. He bred and raised several beautiful mules and became known as “The Mule Man.” He loved getting together with a group of friends to jam on his fiddle and mandolin. Other friends would often join him for coffee or a meal at his favorite place, Broadacres Restaurant and he enjoyed listening to bluegrass music.
Survivors include brothers, Wallace (Marybelle) Hines Jr. of Columbus and James Hines of Scipio; sister, Mary Burkman of Scipio; nephews, Wesley (Machel) Hines of North Vernon, Scott (Tamika) Hines and Michael (Barbara) Burkman all of Scipio; nieces, Rebecca (James) Umphrey and Boni (Scott) Fewell, both of North Vernon, Sherry Burkman of Scipio, Laura (Kevin) Johnson of Columbus and Deborah (Delbert) Rust of Seymour; daughter of his longtime companion, Pam Eckstein Bischoff and her children, Chris and Amy Bischoff of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and longtime companion, Betty Eckstein.
A funeral service for Mr. Hines will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Connie Barr officiating. Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Private burial will be in the Scipio Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Donor’s Choice.
Clyde’s family would like to thank all the friends who visited with him after he had to move to the Healthcare Center. He enjoyed visits and the cards he received.
A special thank you goes to the staff at Priemer Healthcare Center. He appreciated you all so much and he left you some fond memories.
Clyde will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com.