Edgar (Ed) G. Hinde Jr., 89, of Pittsburg, formerly of Independence, Mo., died at 7:07 a.m. on Tuesday June 22, 2010, at the Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, KS.

Edgar (Ed) G. Hinde Jr., 89, of Pittsburg, formerly of Independence, Mo., died at 7:07 a.m. on Tuesday June 22, 2010, at the Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, KS.

He was born August 19, 1920, in Independence, Missouri, the son of Edgar G. Sr. and Anna Winn (Ford) Hinde. Ed was a lifelong resident of Independence, Missouri, moving to Pittsburg in October in 2007 to be near family.

He was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 through 1946. Ed married Dorris E. Charlton on November 16, 1946, in Independence, Mo.; she survives at the home. He was Postmaster of Independence, Mo., retiring in 1975 after 34 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Independence, Mo.; a longtime volunteer for Bingham-Waggoner Estate Foundation and an avid wood worker.

Survivors include his wife Dorris of the home; a son Ed Hinde and wife Peggy of Pittsburg; a daughter Connie Leon and husband Luis of Estero, FL, and a brother John Hinde and wife Helen of Jacksonville, IL.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.

No services are planned at this time.  Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.  

Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS.