John Melvin Hinds

AMARILLO - John Melvin Hinds, 87, formerly of Borger, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Amarillo.Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Church of Christ at Borger with Richard Kasko of the Fritch Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at the White Deer Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors in Borger.John was born December 16, 1924 in Salt Creek, Wyoming to John Clemons Hinds and Margrett (Esplin) Hinds. He married Irma McGlohon October 8, 1949 in Ulysses, Kansas and recently just moved to Amarillo, after living in Borger since 1926. John served his country in the United States Navy at the battle of Normandy during WW II. He was very proud of his country and family. John retired from J.M. Huber after working there for 38 years, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Borger.Survivors include his wife Irma of the home; two daughters, Barbara Goodgion of Borger, Irma Jean Rynders of Houston; a brother Robert “Bob” Hinds of Borger; four grandchildren, DeeDee Bennett of Amarillo, Chad Goodgion of Keller, Dustin Rynders, and Jeremy Rynders of New York City; eight great-grandchildren, Amanda Hinders of Houston, Brooke Bennett of Amarillo, Hannah and Hailey Bennett, both of Claude; Kenadee Bennett of Canyon, Katie Say of Amarillo, and Coy and Austen Goodgion both of Keller.Memorials may be made to the Tiptons Childrens Home PO Box 370 Tipton, Oklahoma 73570.To send condolences, sign the online guestbook at