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William Stone Hindman

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William Stone Hindman of Burlington, North Carolina went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. He was the son of the late William Stone Hindman and the late Frances Mays Hindman.

Born on March 17, 1938, in Baltimore, Maryland, Bill grew up in Walhalla, South Carolina. He graduated from Walhalla High School and Clemson College (now Clemson University), where he majored in textile engineering. He began his career as a textile engineer in Greenville, South Carolina in 1960 at Deering Milliken Company. Bill married Frances Elizabeth Johnson on June 21, 1963. The family moved to Burlington in 1970, where Bill was with Burlington Engineering, a division of Carolina Steel. In 1979, Bill and his business partner, Tom West, formed Burlington Textile Machinery Corporation, where he was one of the principals until 2001 when the business was sold. He was a faithful member of First Reformed United Church of Christ, serving on the Trustees and as a part of the Men’s Brotherhood.

Bill was proud to serve in the United States Army Reserves where he served as a staff sergeant in the infantry and trained at U.S. Army Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a proud and patriotic American.

Bill was a self-taught artist, whose works may be found in the homes of family and friends and in the corporate offices of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. For years, he painted an original Christmas card which was enjoyed and cherished by all who were on his list. For business, Bill traveled the United States and Europe and enjoyed meeting new people and sampling the local dishes. Bill was a proud Clemson Tiger who was always thrilled to meet a fellow graduate and compare class rings. Bill enjoyed fly fishing, telling tall tales, and recounting his travels to any and all who would listen.

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Bill is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Hindman Steele, son-in-law, Charles Thomas Steele, Jr., his grandsons, William Thomas Steele, II (and wife, Elizabeth) and John Charles Steele; his brother, Larry Mays Hindman (and wife Diane), his sister-in-law, Janice Hindman, a niece and three nephews, and numerous cousins, all of whom Bill loved dearly. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of fifty-nine years, Frances Elizabeth Johnson Hindman, and his brother, Dr. Donald Lee Hindman.

The family would like to thank his team of private caregivers who provided excellent care to Bill and support for all of the family. A special thanks to Kelsie Williams, Evans Cheruiyot, Ronda Thornton, Yolanda Enoch, Josie Edwards, and Sheila Worth.

A private graveside service will be conducted for the family. A celebration of life service will be held at First Reformed United Church of Christ at 11:00 am on June 1, 2024. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First Reformed United Church of Christ of 513 West Front Street, Burlington, North Carolina 27215 or to AuthoraCare Collective (formerly Hospice of Alamance-Caswell) of 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, North Carolina 27215.

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