Reigle Funeral Home/Sunset Chapel

5501 West Pierson Road, Flushing, MI


John Lewis Hinds

April 6, 1942March 6, 2020

John Lewis Hinds, age 77 of Flushing, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020. He was born on April 6, 1942 in Flushing, Ohio to parents Harold and Mildred (Trokel) Hinds. John was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing and watching baseball, golf, bowling, and was even a baseball and bowling coach at one time. He signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1967 and later was inducted in the USSSA Softball Hall of Fame in 1987. John retired in 2000 as a supervisor with General Motors. John is survived by his wife of six years, Renee Hinds; children: Chris (Christina) Hinds and Jamie Hinds; step-daughter, Kendra (Matt) Connolly; grandchildren: Caroline, Layla, Lennon, and Ethan; siblings: Connie and Gary (Lynette); nieces Erica, Vickie, Shellie; nephews: Dino and Joe. He was preceded in death by both parents, and his brother, William. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 1-7pm at Reigle Funeral Home 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 7pm on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the Parkinson’s Foundation in John’s name.


  • Parkinson's Foundation


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, March 11, 2020


John Lewis Hinds

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richard kokila

March 11, 2020

RIP John, We really enjoyed all the golf , bowling and softball and personal times with you.. Going to miss you buddy...

Margaret Beard

March 10, 2020

You will be missed we had some good times together when we worked at Detroit Fort Street you were the best supervisor to work under may you rest in peace. Margaret Beard

Rick Taylor

March 9, 2020

My condolences to hinds family! One of the greatist softball players ever! Known john many years as he was such a good man.many memories that i will never forget.may you rest in peace john🙏

Fonda Jackson

March 9, 2020

To the entire Hinds Family, you all have my deepest sympathy. I worked with this great man as his Assistant Bowling Coach for Hamady High School and he coached my son for 3 years on the same league. My wife, son, and I are truly gonna miss our buddy. We love you Renee.
Love Fonda & Tamika Jackson

Brian White

March 9, 2020

I remember when John, Gary, and their mom and dad came to our house from Detroit visit us and also go to Oldtimers celebration of former baseball players, I was so excited to see them, because I looked up to my cousins !

Brenda Reed

March 9, 2020

May God give the family strength to carry on with a smile. I worked with John and his brother Gary at Fisher Body.