Mr. Hines was born Feb. 19, 1947, in Ada, Okla. to Silas John Hines Sr. and Martha (Bland) Hines. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy in submarine service. After retirement from military service, he served 10 years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He married Kathy Shockley on Aug. 5, 1981, in Hampton, Va.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John Kelly and John Hines.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Hines of Beeville; two daughters, Kisha (Jesse) Collins and Summer (Alfred) Collins all of Beeville; four grandchildren, Aaron Collins, Alexus Garcia, Avery Salinas and Zachary Hines; three brothers, Claud (Peggy) Cook, Mike (Carolyn ) Cook and James (Dee Dee) Hines; and numerous friends.
Visitation was held Sunday evening, Aug. 21, at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro.
The funeral service was conducted there at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, with the Rev. John Reynolds officiating. Interment followed with military honors at Cedar Mills Cemetery in Gordonville near Lake Texoma.
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