Alen Dean Hinds

Nov. 23, 1948-Oct. 19, 2021


Alen Dean Hinds, 72, of Waynetown passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at IU Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, after a short battle with COVID.

He was born Nov. 23, 1948, at Indianapolis, to Robert Dean and Marguerite Lee (Parish) Hinds. 

Alen graduated from Arlington High School in Indianapolis. On Oct. 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; son Robert Allen Hinds of Brownsburg; 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; daughter Megan McCallister Hinds; and grandson Devic Carter Addler.

Visitation will be at Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4:30 p.m., with Pastor Dorman Winger officiating. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Cremation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care entrusted with care. 

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