Robert L. Hines, Sr., 88, of Owensboro, died on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on a farm near Whitesville on September 1, 1930, to the late Leslie B. and Della Mae Sinnett Hines and moved to Owensboro when he was 11 years old. Robert received his B. S. Degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and in Law from the University of Louisville. Robert was 25 years old with a wife and two children when he enrolled as a freshman at U.K. He was a retired Executive with Washington Energy, Inc., R. L. Hines and Associates, Inc., Kansas City Southern Railway Company, and as an Attorney. Robert lived with his family in Potomac, Maryland, Washing ton D. C., and the Great Falls, Virginia area for approximately 42 years of his life. After he retired, Robert moved back to Owensboro in June of 2004 to be with his 94 year old, sweet, and loving sister for the remaining days of her life.
Robert was also preceded in death by one great and fine brother, James Hines and his sister Mary.
Robert loved classical and jazz music and enjoyed reading. He served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, was a member and past president of the Black-Tie Club in Washington, D.C., and a member and past president of the Fairfax Hunt Club of Great Falls, Virginia. He also was a member of the Owensboro Masonic Lodge, the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Bethesda, and in his early and later years, and of the First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ of Owensboro.
Surviving are his six children, sons Robert L. Hines, Jr. and wife Catherine of Honolulu, Hawaii and Marc S. Hines and wife Susan and their three children, Jake, Kenna, and Kellie, all of Laguna Beach, California; four daughters, Patricia A. Hines and her two children, Will and Nora all of North Hollywood, California, Donna J. Hines and her two children, Jessica and Michael, all of Boston, Massachusetts, Diane L. Hines and husband Ge and their son, Ryan, all of Fairfax City, Virginia, and Jennifer S. Stathakis and husband George and their two children, Alexia and Georgia, all of Bedford, Massachusetts.
The Funeral Service for Mr. Hines will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 1, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery by his dear mother.
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