Alen Dean Hinds, age 72 of Waynetown, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette after a short battle with COVID. He was born in Indianapolis on November 23, 1948 to Robert Dean & Marguerite Lee (Parish) Hinds.
Alen graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis. On October 17, 1982 he married the love of his life, Debra Polley, who survives. He was a mechanic for many years and then retired from Raybestos after 16 years. He was a simple man that enjoyed staying on the farm and enjoyed gardening, fishing, and working on the farm.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Debra of Waynetown; his mother, Marguerite Hinds of Indianapolis; a son, Robert Allen Hinds of Brownsburg; a special nephew, Stephen McKnight of Thorntown, whom Alen raised; two sisters, Kay Hinds and Mary (John Stoughton) Hinds, both of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hinds; a daughter, Megan McCallister Hinds, a grandson, Devic Carter Addler.
Visitation will be at Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care, 202 Bratton Road, in Waynetown on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 1:30pm till the time of the funeral service at 4:30pm with Pastor Dorman Winger officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com
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