Bruce Edwin Hinds


Bruce Edwin Hinds passed away at his home in Athens, Texas on August 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 1, 1948, in Denver, Colorado, to Frances Jean Hinds and William Norman Hinds. Bruce was the second oldest out of 5 brothers born into a careered United States Air Force Family, allowing Bruce to grow up in several places, including, Texas, Kansas, Florida, England and Japan. After attending Brevard Community College in 1966 - 1968, Bruce was drafted into the United States Army in 1968, serving in Vietnam as a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Air Calvary until his discharge in 1970. After serving in the United States Army, Bruce returned to Florida and attended University of South Florida in Tampa, earning his B.A. in Fine Arts, continuing on to University of Florida, earning his Masters in Architectural Design. While living in Tennessee for a few years after college, Bruce designed and built four church projects in Nashville, Tennessee; Washington D.C., and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Bruce later found his way to Dallas, Texas working for a commercial building firm, building apartment complexes and office buildings. In June 1983, he married Dorothy Hetmer Hinds and later moved to Athens, Texas in 1988. Bruce started his own custom home building company called Double H Enterprises, building beautiful custom homes all throughout East Texas. Bruce had a strong heart for missions and for helping anyone in need. If Bruce wasn't drilling water wells in Belize or swinging a hammer on another mission trip elsewhere in the world, he loved spending time at the beach in Florida with his family every chance he could get. He is survived by his wife of 36 Years, Dorothy Hetmer Hinds; daughter Hillary Hinds Holt and husband, Robert Christopher Holt of Austin, Texas; and son Dashiel Evan Hinds and wife, Adrianna Jones Hinds of Athens, Texas. Celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Church, Athens, Texas, on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 10:00 A.M.
In Lieu of flowers, Bruce requested that donations be made to Hope Springs Water or to the missions fund for First Baptist Church of Athens, Texas.
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Published on August 30, 2019
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Michael Ann Bolfing
Aug 31, 2019
Thinking of all of you with much love. I am so sorry that you have lost such a wonderful man. He certainly led by example. I know you will forever cherish all the good memories of a life well lived.
Dr Pyle and staff
Aug 30, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr Hinds. What a great legacy and testimony he has left behind for all of us to follow. God bless you all.
Dorothy Hinds
Aug 26, 2019