Robin Hinton Hines, age 76, a Coffee County commissioner, died Friday, November 15, 2013 at his home in Tullahoma.
He was born in Nashville on July 18, 1937, the son of C. Vernon and Laurabel Carter Hines. He graduated from Isaac Litton High School and earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University, which he attended on a U.S. Navy ROTC scholarship, and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Following three years of service in the Navy, he attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to obtain a master's degree in engineering. He moved to Tullahoma and worked as an engineer and entrepreneur.
Robin Hines was a marathon runner and participated in more than 100 marathons, including at least one in each of the United States and in several foreign countries. He was a 30-year member of the Tullahoma Noon Rotary Club, which he served as president for a term. He also served a term as District 6780 governor in the central and eastern Tennessee regions.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gail Vester Hines; three daughters, Phyllis Hines of Atlanta, Miriam Hines of Charlotte, N.C., Mary Beth Hines Howell of Lynchburg, TN, and her husband, Eric; and one son, Robin (Bob) Hines of Brentwood, TN, and his wife, Tiffany. He was grandfather ("Oompah") to Helen and Paden Tuggle of Atlanta, Ashley and Addison Hearn of Charlotte, Claudia, Annabell and Cole Hines of Brentwood, and Austa Howell of Lynchburg. He also is survived by a brother, Louis C. Hines, and his wife Joyce, of Hendersonville, TN; a sister, Ruth Hines Dickson of Lookout Mountain, TN, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 23rd, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home, 215 Mitchell Blvd., Tullahoma. A memorial service will be Sunday, November 24th, at 2 p.m. at Tullahoma's First United Methodist Church, 208 W. Lauderdale St. 37388. Burial will be Monday, November 25th, at 1 p.m. in Spring Hill Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Road, Nashville.
Donations in Robin Hines' memory may be made to the Bomar Rotary Interact Scholarship Foundation, C/O District Treasurer Jennifer Campbell, 12515 Choto Mill Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922; please include an email address for acknowledgement purposes; or the Boy Scouts of America, First United Methodist Church of Tullahoma or a
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (931) 455-0677.
Published in The Tennessean on Nov. 22, 2013