Robert G. Hines

November 18, 1931 - July 15, 2015
Robert G. Hines

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Robert G. Hines, 83, of Hendersonville, NC entered into rest with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 15, 2015. He was born on November 18, 1931 in Knoxville, TN to the late Otis Boyd and Cecilia Coble Hines. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mary Peeler Hines, and his son, Larry Paul Hines.

Mr. Hines was a graduate of Young High School, where he was an All-State football player, and Vanderbilt University, where he was awarded a BA in Economics and Business. Mr. Hines continued his football career at Vanderbilt where he was an ALL-SEC player and was the 1953 Most Outstanding Athlete. He was also a participant in the 1953 Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL. After Vanderbilt, Mr. Hines was drafted by and signed with the Green Bay Packers.

Mr. Hines also served as an Officer in the US Marine Corps.

During the early part of his career, Mr. Hines was President of Hines Laboratories in Knoxville. He also served as Chairman of the Laboratories Association of USA and Canada, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Chairman of Deacons for First Baptist Church, Knoxville and President of the Knoxville Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mr. Hines found the work in the later part of his life his most rewarding. He counseled and worked with high school student-athletes in Pawleys Island, SC and helped each of them discover and develop their unique talents as both students and athletes.

Mr. Hines is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lola Kearney Hines; his brother, Otis Boyd Hines (Oneita) of Knoxville, TN; his children, Gary Murrell Hines of Mineral, VA, and Suzanne Hines Keck (Richard) of Knoxville, TN; his stepchildren, Elizabeth Edwards of Hendersonville, NC and Ruthie Cole (Edward) of Highlands, NC; and grandchildren, Alexandria Moore, Savannah Keck, Olivia Cole and Margaret Cole.

A celebration of life will be held at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church at 11 am Saturday, July 25, 2015. The service will be conducted by the Reverend Bill Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, 699 N. Grove St., Hendersonville, NC 28792; Four Seasons Elizabeth House, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731, or Hope Academy of Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739.


Saturday, July 25, 2015
12:00 AM

Hendersonville Presbyterian Church - Directions
699 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • July 20, 2015
    Flynt Family says:
    We are former neighbors in Knoxville, TN of Mr. Hines. Our condolences to the family. The Flynt Family

  • July 21, 2015
    David Gerkin says:
    Bob was one of the finest people I ever knew and a great friend. We had a wonderful time working and traveling together when helived in Knoxville. Sharon and I Send our love and prayers.

  • July 26, 2015
    David R. Anderson, MD says:
    Bob was one of the finest and kindest men I have ever met. He mentored my older Ashley through high school in Murrells Inlet, SC as she played high school golf. Thanks to him, Ashley has a nearly 1/2 academic scholarship to Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, my alma mater. Bob always addressed me as coach even though I was not an official coach. Bob enjoyed watching Ashley play in golf tournaments. Bob would always meet Ashley for counseling at Starbucks in Litchfield, SC. Bob gave AShley a 16th birthday present 2-1-2013, the book "Who Ate my cheese?" He was an inspiration to us all.

  • August 01, 2015
    Ray Wright says:
    My sincere condolences. Bob was a giving mentor, an ethical example in business, and a sincere friend. He made a significance difference in my life as a young man returning home. God bless him and his family.

  • August 03, 2015
    Chris and Kari Bradley, Cynthia McLendon, Charlotte Snyder says:
    We are so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. What a wonderful, loving, and caring man to be a part of our family. Our thoughts and and prayers are with you. Prayers of comfort, strength, and healing during this time of loss. You are loved and in our hearts.