HINDMAN III, James William "Jim"Died peacefully surrounded by his family at Vanderbilt Hospital on September 28, 2012 at the age of 65. He was born to James William Hindman Jr. and Betty Jane Sims Hindman on March 26, 1947 in Houston, TX. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Daniela and Christopher Williams of Kansas City, KS; daughter, Gabriela Hindman of Hartford, CT; son, James William "Will" Hindman IV, USMC; son, Zac Hindman of Chattanooga, TN; daughter, Juli Hindman of Murfreesboro, TN; and by grandchildren, Lucia (2) and Paulo (1 week) Williams, Kansas City, KS. He is also survived by sister and brother-in-law, Ginger and Philip Rogers of College Grove, TN, brother and sister-in-law; Michael and Suzan Hindman, Brentwood, TN; many nieces and nephews. Jim is also survived by former spouses, Irene Cuellar, Brentwood, TN and Esperanza Suarez Horowitz, Quito, Ecuador. Jim lived most of his early life in Houston. He attended the University of Texas where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, was a graduate of the University of Houston and received a Masters in Psychology and Education from Rutgers University. For ten years Jim was in Ecuador with the Peace Corps and other agencies working to build sustainable communities for indigenous peoples. He also developed and managed a 200,000 acre ranch while in Ecuador. Jim has been a homebuilder for the past 30 years, as Vice President of Gemcraft Homes and as the founder of Great Southern Homes and Three Rivers Development. Jim was also a writer and was currently working on a historical novel based upon the many stories passed down in the Hindman family. He spent his recent years on his small farm in College Grove with the horses he loved so much. And there, he also cared for his father who preceded him in death by only one week. Throughout his life, he touched the lives of many, including those of the hospital staff that oversaw his care while at Vanderbilt. A Memorial Service will be held at Nolensville First United Methodist Church on Monday, October, 1 2012 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and immediately following the ceremony. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. (615) 377-0775. Please sign online guestbook at AustinFuneralService.com.
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Published in The Tennessean on Sept. 30, 2012