Clyde William Hines, 90, of Scipio passed peacefully from this life at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Premier Healthcare of North Vernon.
Born May 25, 1926, in Scipio, he was the son of Wallace Hines Sr. and Madge Perry Hines, both of whom preceded him in death.
Mr. Hines was a 1944 graduate of Scipio High School and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Cummins Engine Co. 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.
His 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 the center. He appreciated you all so much and he left you with some fond memories.
Clyde will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
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; the daughter of his longtime companion, Pam Eckstein Bischoff; and her children, Chris and Amy Bischoff of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Betty Eckstein.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Connie Barr officiating. Private burial will be in Scipio Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Memorials may be made to donor’s choice of charity.
Messages of condolences may be shared at www.dovesharprudicel.com.