Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1957

Paul Hinds 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. Burial was in Cresson Cemetery. Paul was born Dec. 14, 1939 near Cresson, TX, the fifth of seven children. He graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1957 at Ranger, TX and was a star athlete in both high school and college. He played football on the Ranger Bulldog State Champion team. 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 U.S. 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 Hinds Horton (RHS-1956) and Ron Hinds (RHS- 1964). Tommy Hinds (RHS-1954) was his late brother. Paul was a true southern gentleman with a love 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.