Linwood “Lindy” D. Hinson

June 22, 2018

Linwood “Lindy” D. Hinson, 80, of Alto, Texas, beloved husband of Rose Jones Hinson, passed away on Wednesday June the 20. Lindy was a longtime resident of Alto, moving there from Pollok 21 years ago.

He was born in Lufkin to Dewitt and Margaret Allen Hinson of Allentown, Texas. Dewitt worked for Humble Oil Company and traveled the continental United States with his wife and son as a Master Pipe Liner.

Lindy attended thirty-seven schools on his journey of education, finishing at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He would often talk to his family about his experiences in different schools around the country. One thing for sure, being the new kid on the block all the time, was not for the weak.

His exposure to other parts of the country gave him an intense appreciation of East Texas. He had a great love for his country and was a proud soldier in the United States Army serving his active duty in Germany. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Wells, Texas.

Lindy retired from the Papermill in Lufkin after working there for 35 years. He had a strong work ethic and believed that hard work and diligence had a moral benefit and an inherent ability to strengthen character.

He was committed to honesty, integrity and accountability. He was not a believer of labels, names or titles. He was a “man’s man”. He found God in nature whether it was on his tractor in the middle of the pasture or in his old truck calling the cows to feed. He made rounds and worked on his ranch every day.

A compassionate man known for his love of family, he often said he was blessed with the best family in the world.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Dakota Nerren, and brother-in-law.

He is survived by his beloved wife Rose, with 57 years of marriage; and children Sabrina Nerren and her husband Randy of Pollok, Jason Hinson and his wife, Kimberly of Alto; a loving papaw of four grandchildren, Hunter Nerren and his wife Cristen of Pollok, Colten Hinson and Kaylynn Hinson, both of Alto; three great grandchildren, Kutter, Randall and Harper Nerren.

Also surviving is his sister-in-law Dianne Bernhard of Westport, Connecticut; two nieces, Angela Bernhard Thomas and her husband, Harold Thomas of Redding, Connecticut; Jeffrey Barbee Bernhard of Weston, Connecticut and Leon, Nicaragua; Tiffany Hope Dean and her husband Shayne Dean of Santa Monica, California; two great nephews, Forrest Thomas of Honolulu, Hawaii and his brother Tyler Thomas of Redding, Connecticut; one great niece, Audrey Inez Charles of Santa Monica, California.
A memorial was held at O T Allen Funeral Home Saturday, June 23 in Alto. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Dakota Nerren Scholarship Fund. Donations can be mailed to 852 N Homer Alto Road, Pollock, TX 75969.