Roy J. Hinds, Jr. 91, of rural Charleston, IL passed away peacefully with family by his side at 2:37 P.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
A visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Home Church, 2350 Madison AVE in Charleston, IL. Graveside funeral services with military rights conducted by the Arcola and Oakland VWFs and American Legions will be held at 4:00 P.M. in the Embarrass Cemetery in rural Redmon, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Roy was born on January 25, 1931, in Paris, IL. He was a son of Roy J. Hinds, Sr. and Thelma (Nebergall) Hinds. He married Patricia L. Jones on April 25, 1953, in Paris, IL.
Roy was baptized at the Paris Christian Church. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church in Rural Arcola, IL.
Roy was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. He came home from the war and started farming with his wife Pat on his family farm in Paris, IL. They moved to the Charleston area in 1961, where they raised their two sons and grew deep roots. He was loyal and proud of his country, always flying Old Glory at the farm.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Pat, of The Villas of Hollybrook in Charleston, IL; two sons, Terry Hinds and his wife Robin of Champaign, IL, and Gary Hinds and his wife Vicky of Charleston, IL; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, Rachel Ireland and her husband Sean of Savoy, IL, Joshua Hinds and his wife Jenny and their children Jack, and Charlie of Champaign, IL, Jonathan Hinds and his wife Rachel and their children, Lillian and Aria of Champaign, IL, Megan Hinds of Champaign, IL, Nathaniel Hinds and his wife Sarah of Normal, IL, Kelsey Hinds of Cortez, FL, Curt Hinds and his wife Kambri and their children, Mia, Ella and Cora, and Kevin Hinds and his wife Haley and their children, Kaden and Khloe all of Charleston, IL, his sister, Norma Yurchis and her husband John of Punta Gorda, FL; a niece, Cheryl Lieblang and her husband Joe of Dearborn, MI and a nephew John Yurchis of Punta Gorda, FL.