BULLARD, Texas - Thomas Eugene Hindman, 87, died August 2, 2017. He was born October 24, 1929, to Leona Pratt Hindman and Thomas Elton (Bud) Hindman in Winfield, Kansas. He attended Haven grade and high schools. He graduated Haven High in 1948. He attended Hutchinson Junior College two years and graduated Kansas State University in 1952, with a degree in geology.

Thomas Eugene Hindman
BULLARD, Texas - Thomas Eugene Hindman, 87, died August 2, 2017. He was born October 24, 1929, to Leona Pratt Hindman and Thomas Elton (Bud) Hindman in Winfield, Kansas. He attended Haven grade and high schools. He graduated Haven High in 1948. He attended Hutchinson Junior College two years and graduated Kansas State University in 1952, with a degree in geology.
While a senior in high school, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve. After graduation from KSU, he was commissioned Ensign and went on active duty for two years during Korean War. Tom married Betty Lou Cummings, November 2, 1952. After navy duty, he went back to KSU for a degree in engineering.
In 1957 he went to work for Chevron for a career that lasted 33 years. He worked in various engineering and management positions, which took his family to Taft, CA, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels, Belgium (8 yr) and London, England (12 yr). The family moved from London to Emerald Bay in 1991.
While working for Chevron, Tom stayed active in the Naval Reserve and was Commanding Officer of a medium size surface division in Vallejo, CA and a large surface division in Los Angeles. Tom was placed on the inactive list as Commander after 22 years of Federal service.
Tom's hobbies were flying, golf, boating, hunting and volunteer work. He started the KSU Flying Club at Kansas State and Chevron Flying Club in Taft. He was on the board of directors and president of Emerald Bay Club & HOA, also member MGA. Also, Tom and Betty volunteered at the Noonday Pantry and East Texas Food Bank.
Tom is survived by: four sons, Thomas, David (Carrie), Robert (Birgit), Timothy (Jackie); 11 grandchildren, Matt, Emily, Hunter, Dale, DT, Darlene, Andreas, Jackob, Markus, Samuel and Olivia Lou; and three great-grandchildren, August Gray, Axel Reid and Millie. Tom is also survived by his brother, John Hindman and wife, Patty, of Hutchinson, Kansas.
Tom is preceded in death by: his father and mother; older brother, Donald; and younger sister, Leona.
Memorial service will be held on Monday August 14, 2017, at 1 p.m., at Emerald Bay Community Church, 160 Lasalle Rd., Bullard, Texas 75757.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emerald Bay Community Church, 160 Lasalle Rd. Bullard, Texas 75757 or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.