|Birth: ||Apr. 21, 1940|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2009|
Ed Hines 68, of Lake Placid Florida, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Originally, from North Salem, Ed spent most of his life in Hendricks County where he was a successful entrepreneur and business owner. He moved to Florida in 1991 where he remained a resident until his death. Ed was a visionary who had the ability to see opportunities long before most and even in retirement stayed busy starting businesses in Florida. He loved the water and was a lifelong fisherman and boater and loved cruising the Atlantic off the coast of Florida in a variety of vessels. Back pain caused him to trade the coast for motorcycles and bass fishing in central Florida. He spent the remainder of his days hosting many of his Indiana friends on bass fishing expeditions. He was a very kind and generous person and really believed that giving and sharing of oneself and property was a way of life. He was a father figure to many people who he had "adopted" and helped find their way. He "never met a stranger" and had the ability to make everyone he met feel good. He came from a long line of storytellers and he could never be found without something witty to say. His business travels took him all over the world and he could recall street names and locations from everywhere he had been. If you were lost and all you had was a phone, you could call him from anywhere and he could guide you out. As outgoing as he was, his family was extremely important to him. His parents, Walter and Gertrude, and his brother Richard preceded him in death. Survivors include his three sons, their wives and seven grandchildren. Jeff, the oldest and his wife Kim live in Zionsville with their two children, Olivia and Elliot. Greg, his wife Denice and son Trevor live in Gig Harbor, Washington. Their daughter Ashtin is a freshman at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Kyle and his wife Angie live in Beech Grove with their three children, Mitchel, Lilly and Lincoln. He was a devoted grandfather who was known to spend way too much money on live bait so his grandkids could attempt to catch a large mouth trophy bass. Although he was very successful, he never forgot his roots and always looked out for people who had been dealt life's worst. He will leave a legacy of love, compassion for the poor and community service. Most of his deeds were unrecorded, but not unnoticed. Visitation and a Memorial Service will be Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 E. State Road 334, Zionsville. Visitation will be from 1:00-4:00. A memorial Service will be held at 4:15 with dinner immediately following the service. At Ed s request, everyone is invited to stay for the dinner.
Walter A Hines (1910 - 1999)
Gertrude Estelle Baker Hines (1909 - 1992)
Created by: David Smith
Record added: Feb 12, 2012
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