David Frank Hinds, 69, passed away on Friday, February 24th, at his home in Damariscotta. He was born to George Lafayette Hinds and Helen Lucille Dees Hinds in Houston, Texas on February 11, 1954.
He was predeceased by his parents; and his wife Toni Neptune Hinds.
He is survived by his children, Nathan Hinds of Bangor, and Gregory Hinds of Damariscotta; two brothers, Steven Hinds of Montpellier, Vermont, and Dan Hinds of San Francisco, California; as well as many nieces and nephews.
David graduated from Memorial High School in Houston, Texas and attended The Kinkaid School. David studied dance at Kinkaid and performed with the Houston Ballet at the Alley Theater. He always said he was featured because he was tall and could lift the prima ballerinas, but his dance teachers said his talent was a gift.
He loved photographing theater productions over many years and had a knack for catching perfect smiles. An avid supporter of real community theater, he trained Twister, a friend's dog, to star in ANNIE and handled all the entrances as well as having the dog live with his family during the run of the show. His abiding love for animals made him a natural dog whisperer.
David had many adventures with ex-wife, Ellie Busby and they remained friends when they went separate ways. A particular standout was when they accidentally participated in a prison escape in Huntsville, Texas. David was invariably kind to everyone he met, and dedicated to his wife Toni. He was devastated by her loss in 2021, and often spoke about their trips to the Kancamagus Highway and sightseeing together. He cherished her companionship and grieved when memory issues stole her away.
David will be remembered privately by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local animal shelter.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.
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