David Eugene Hyndman, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on December 2, 2012. He was born on October 5, 1921 in Hillsdale, MI to Robin Wayne and Edith Provines Hyndman.
He spent most of his growing up years in Canton, Illinois but also lived in Bloomington, Indiana before graduating from Springfield High School in Springfield, Illinois.
David is the third of four sons. His brothers James Hugh (Bonnie Blanch Smothers), John Robert (Mary Christine Weinland) and Lee Alan (Ann Elizabeth Burger, living) preceded him in death.
David and Viola Mae England were married on November 8, 1942 in Chalmers, Indiana. They were blessed with two daughters, Margaret ‘Marge’ Elaine (Michael Edward McKeon) and Susan Kay. Viola passed away on October 1, 1977. His second wife, Mary McRee, passed away in August 2007.
He is survived by his two daughters and grandsons Brian and Kevin McKeon.
David graduated from Indiana University in the Spring of 1942 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He served on a Navy destroyer escort in the Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946.
David’ s first civilian job was with Hooks Drug Company. He also worked at Ford Fence, Kroger Grocery (in the office and later as a store manager), Firestone and as a Sunoco Service station owner. Deciding he wanted to teach school he took classes at Indiana Central College (University of Indianapolis) to earn a teaching license and a Master’s Degree. He worked at the service station, the Indianapolis Zoo and did yard work until he qualified to teach elementary school for the Indianapolis Public Schools. He retired from teaching in 1985 (age 63) after 22 years of teaching. Since retiring he has done volunteer work for Meals on Wheels, Perry Senior Citizens, Boy Scouts, and several other organizations.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Funeral Service will be conducted Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM at Faith United Church of Christ 4040 East Thompson Road Indianapolis with calling there from 11:00 AM until the time of service. David will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ.
Born: October 5, 1921
Place of Birth: Hillsdale, Michigan
Death: December 2, 2012
Place of Death: Indianapolis, Indiana