Wilder Funeral Home


Richard N. "Dick" Hynds

May 28, 1930January 2, 2013

Richard N. "Dick" Hynds, 82, of Homosassa, passed away on Jan. 2, 2013 at Hospice House, Lecanto. A native of Batavia, NY, he was born May 28, 1930 to Kenneth and Irene (Spahn) Hynds, one of seven children. Mr. Hynds was a retired lieutenant with the Hollywood Police Dept., Hollywood, FL with 30 years of service. Dick, as he was known to many, was a volunteer for the Citrus County Sheriff's office in the Community Watch Division and also was Santa Claus for many Citrus County organizations at Christmas since moving here 13 years ago from Hollywood. He was a member of F & A M Springs Masonic Lodge #378 and the B.P.O.E. West Citrus Elks Lodge #2693. Mr. Hynds was a veteran of the New York National Guard as a second lieutenant and honorably discharged in 1960. Dick is survived by his wife of 47 years, Arliss Hynds, Homosassa; son Michael Hynds (wife Sharon), Hollywood, FL; daughter Lynn Craig (husband Clyde), Homosassa, FL; son Rick Hynds (wife Trang), Scottsdale, AZ; three brothers; Gene Hynds, Ponce Inlet, FL; Bruce Hynds, Lady Lake, FL and Ken Hynds, W. Senenca, NY; sisters Carolyn Hinman, Melbourne, FL and Gayle Grandits, Arcade, NY; grandchildren Todd, Kayde, Megan, Janna and Allison and great grandchildren Ryan, Aaron, Christian, Felicia and Trent and his beloved dog Pretty. Mr. Hynds was preceded in death by his sister, Suzanne Stortz. Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Sat., Jan. 5th at 3:00 P.M. from the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, 1501 SE Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429. Interment will be private. Friends will be received at the church from 1:00 P.M. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice of Citrus County, Citrus County Animal Shelter, or a charity of your choice. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa.


  • Friends Will Be Received

    Saturday, January 5, 2013

  • Funeral Service of Remembrance

    Saturday, January 5, 2013


Richard N. "Dick" Hynds

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January 24, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss our prayers will be with your family..
Sergio Lavandera and family

Heterbring Family

January 16, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember meeting Dick back in the 70's with Gayle & Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

James Harold Haltam Jr

January 12, 2013

Arliss : Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Having grownup the son of a policeman who was a fellow Lieutenant with Dick and having a house full of HPD's finest many times oh what memories. You and Dick were such good friends and so much fun I still am trying to live up to there example of real Men. I hope your memories of good overwhelm your heart. Sincerely. Jim and Dottie Haltam

Ann & D.P. Hughes

January 8, 2013

Heaven has another angel to watch over all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Arliss and your family. We have many fond memories of time spent raising a glass with Dick.

John and Fay Schuler

January 6, 2013

Arliss, my heart is so heavy for the loss of your beloved Dick. He was a wonderful man who loved you dearly. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you at this most grievous time.
John and Fay Schuler

Barry Lombard

January 6, 2013

Arliss. Dick was a mentor to most of us at HPD, he did it with out hesitation, or promise of reward. But most of all to me he was my friend, and let me be his. You and Dick will remain in my prayers.

Susan Huntz-Ramos

January 5, 2013

Dear Arliss and all the Hynds Family,
We hope it brings you all comfort knowing 'Uncle Dick' will be remembered for making people smile and bringing laughter in their lives. And while it's going to be very difficult to think of this world without him, it is a happy thought knowing that wherever he is, he is only spreading happiness. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers and many blessings to you all ?
Susan Huntz-Ramos & Family

Susanne Hynds

January 5, 2013

God Bless you, Mr. Richard Hynds...
You may have left us, but your legacy lives on...

Richard McGregor

January 5, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts prayers are with you and your family.

Richard McGregor

January 5, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.