John P. Hinds

August 4, 1950 - June 27, 2021
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John P. Hinds, age 70, of Lima passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:52 p.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born August 4, 1950 to Henry H. and Lois Arliene (Boerner) Hinds. Lois survives in Lima and Henry preceded him in death Dec. 1, 2013. John Married Christine J. Bailey Jan. 28, 1972 and she survives in Lima.
John graduated from Perry High School and retired from Ford where he managed the tool Crib. He was part owner of Benchmark Property Maintenance, LLC. He was a fan of Ohio state football and basketball and the Cleveland Browns. He was a car enthusiast belonging to Glass Society Corvette Club and GTO Association of America. He still owned his original 1964 GTO which was known for laying some rubber on Breese Road. John helped start the Allen East Mom & Dad’s Club and promoted the Lima Dart Association. He had many friends over the years from the time spent at the Avenue Café and Fat Jacks West Street, along with the many friends he made at Ford. He always had a project going and loved playing the lottery having been on the Cash Explosion game. He will be sadly missed by all but especially his canine besties, Missy and Tito.
Additional survivors include sons: John P. (Jenn Downey) of Sidney and Matthew (Angie Simpson) of Lima; his grandchildren that he was especially close to: Sean, Shane, Mattie, Colby and Brody Hinds who brought a special joy to his life. Also surviving are brothers: David (Linda) Hinds and Phillip Hinds both of Lima and in-laws: Mary Hinds, Mike (Dawn) Bailey, Becky (Dale) Irwin, Tim (Kathy) Bailey, Joe (Peg) Bailey, Jeff (Diane) Bailey, Greg (Brenda) Bailey, David Bailey, Melissa Bailey, Tom (Linda) Bailey, Jennifer Bailey and Stephanie (Nick Morris) Herge, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and his life-long friend Terry with whom he spent many hours making each other laugh.
He was preceded in death by siblings Craig Hinds and Mary Hinds.
The family will receive friends Friday, 2:30 to 6 p.m. and the family request casual dress. A brief service will follow at 6.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Gerard’s School or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Date: Friday, July 2, 2021

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311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 2, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: August 4, 1950
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David Boyles posted on 7/2/21

To Chris, John and Matt, So sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Dave & Linda Boyles


Dirk M. Rummel posted on 7/1/21

Johnny and Family, So sorry for the loss. I will always remember your dad painting my first car and teaching me how to wet sand it myself to save a few dollars. In our thoughts and prayers. Dirk Rummel and Family


Terry Pranses posted on 6/30/21

It's sad to learn of John's passing. My condolences to John's entire family. Ours (the Pranses family) originally knew the Hinds family living just a bit away along Poling Road (in Elida district). Later we cycled and hiked with many members of his family in Lima Roadrunners/AYH. A terrific family! John and his mother may have saved my life one cold day. As boys we had gone into some nearby woods and were walking on a (we thought) frozen pond. The ice gave way ... John was easily out and extended a stick and helped me get out. We made our way to his house, where "Mrs. Hinds" (Lois) gave us some towels and hot cocoa. I made my way home in some borrowed dry clothes. Thanks, John.


Richard Hover posted on 6/30/21

I am writing to offer my condolences. I enjoyed working with John in Cuttergrind at Ford's Lima Engine Plant. I could always count on him to do his job and because of that, my job was easier and I appreciated it. He was a good man and he will be missed! I pray that the entire family can find some comfort and peace in this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Renee Pranses posted on 6/30/21

David, Your family holds a special place in my family’s hearts! I’m so sorry to hear of your most recent loss! May all the fond memories help in this time of sadness. Renee Pranses


Jackie okief posted on 6/29/21

So sorry for your loss.


Mattie posted on 6/29/21

i remember coloring at the kitchen table for hours with you❤️i’ll miss you so much


Colby Hinds posted on 6/29/21

He taught me how to drive a wheelhorse lawn mower. I am his grandson.


Colby Hinds posted on 6/29/21

He taught me how to drive a wheelhorse lawn mower. I am his grandson.