Leslie "Les" Hinds

February 15, 1939March 19, 2019

Leslie “Les” Raymond Hinds, of Rochester Hills, passed away on March 19, 2019 at the age of 80. Leslie was born on February 15, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to his loving parents Lestlie and Mary Hinds. Leslie attended Holy Redeemer High School in Detroit, Michigan. He married the love of his life Iris Hinds, whom he called his Angel, and together they had two sons, Leslie and Jesse Hinds. He was employed in the railroad industry working in almost every position from Switchman, to Yardmaster, to Superintendent over the span of thirty years. While working full time he was still able to attend Michigan State University, Pacific Western University, and Wayne State University to earn a Bachelor of Science and his Doctorate in Business Administration. He published a book titled, “Trains, Tracks and Facts,” to enlighten the public about the railroad industry. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, earning the Eagle Rank. He was a member of The Railroad-Yardmasters of America where he held the positions of Local Chairman, Division Chairman, Vice-General Chairman, and President. He honorably served his country as a member of the Navy aboard the USS Submarine Torsk.

Leslie is survived by his beloved wife Iris; his son Leslie; and his grandchildren Amber, Brian, Nicole, and Jaisen. He is predeceased by his parents and his son Jesse.


  • Iris Hinds, Wife
  • Leslie Hinds, Son
  • Jesse Hinds, Son
  • Amber, Brian, Nicole, and Jaisen, Grandchildren
  • Lestlie Hinds, Father
  • Mary Hinds, Mother


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Leslie "Les" Hinds

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Les Hinds

March 24, 2019

Dad.... thank you for all you did growing up. You will be missed dearly. I love you. Always.

Karen Rockwell

March 24, 2019

With a heavy heart, my deepest condolences to you and all that loved him so very much.
Iris- Les was a great man who has left a wonderful legacy behind... he lived his life to the fullest. I am Thankful that at a time in my life, I was a part of that, witnessed that.... And for your loss of your son Jesse too. I am wishing you peace, and comfort, to face each day that lies ahead for you. Keep the loving memories; Forever hold in you, and all of your loved ones hearts.