Charles R. "Bob" Hinds

Charles Robert (Bob) Hinds, the son of the late Joe R. Hinds and Edna (Gose) Hinds, was born February 29, 1928, at Hutton Valley, MO. He passed away January 18, 2023, just six weeks shy of his 95th birthday. Bob graduated from Willow Springs High School in 1945. He was the only living member of his class. Later, he attended the University of Missouri and received a degree in Agriculture. After WWII, he taught agriculture methods to veterans at Willow Springs High School. On October 17, 1948, he married Jackie Emmerich and they celebrated their 72nd anniversary in 2020.
Bob spent his entire life in the Hutton Valley area on the family farm raising purebred hogs, beef cattle, training dogs and auctioneering. This career took him across the country showing hogs and promoting the feeder pig industry. The grandchildren have many stories about their Grandpa taking them fishing and hunting on the Ozark Rivers. Bob always had to be busy and in his later years, he started writing books about his life experiences and traveled the 4-state region distributing those books. In addition, he started gardening and supplied family and neighbors with much produce. He even took a stint as a substitute teacher in the West Plains Schools. He was a faithful member of the Pomona Christian Church for many years. When he was unable to attend church, he created a church service each Sunday at the Willow West Apartments for himself and the residents.
Bob is survived by his four children and their spouses: Steve and Karen (Hinds) Foster; Lou and Cindy (Hinds) Wehmer; Kelly and Cindy (Walker) Hinds; and Mike and Sandy (Hinds) Franklin; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, two brothers: Clinton and Bill Hinds, and his parents.
Bob had an infectious laugh and enjoyed his life. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
A private family burial will take place January 20, with a Celebration of Life on February 4, at 5:00 PM at the Pomona Christian Church in Pomona, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Neighborhood Christian School, PO Box 497, Willow Springs, MO 65793 or they may be left at the Willow Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be left at
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