|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1925|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 2012|
Dennis Andrew Hines, 86, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012 at his home in Sonora, Calif..
He was born on Tuesday, December 8, 1925 in Newton, North Carolina the second of four children.
Dennis joined the United States Navy on Tuesday, July 7, 1942 and served as a gunner's mate in World War II. He was honorably discharged on Tuesday, July 2, 1946. He received two Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign medals, the American Area Campaign medal, the Philippine Liberation medal, the Good Conduct medal and the World War II Victory medal.
After the war he married Lillian Jean Smith. They lived in San Francisco and Redwood City before settling in Virginia where they bought a pre-Civil War plantation property with 50 acres of land and spent many years restoring the home.
They moved to Tuolumne County 27 years ago to be closer to family.
Dennis worked as a contractor and carpenter all his life.
Mr. Hines is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lillian Jean (Smith) Hines, of Sonora; his children and their spouses, Becky and Cecil McCoy, of Jarratt, Va., Jeannie Modrell, of Meadow Vista, Donna Hines, of Sonora, Dennis and Denise Hines, of Redwood City, and Ray and Lisa Hines, of Sonora; brother, Bob Hines, of Stony Creek, Va.; sister, Maxine Cook, of Newton; his grandchildren, Laura and Jennifer Rush, of Richmond, Va., Kristi Strong and her husband, Bill, of McMinnville, Ore., Rachel Hines, of Sebastopol, Andrea Hines, of Redwood City, Keri Rinne and her husband, Jed, of Grass Valley, Julianne Hines Geer and her husband, Justin, of Redwood City, and Robert Hines, of Redwood City; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry Modrell.
Dambacher Mountain Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Inge and Patrick Campbel...
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96868113
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