Robert "Doc" Hines
1925 - 2020
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Robert "Doc" Hines

Age 95, of Minerva, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Aultman Hospital. He was born May 9, 1925 in Minerva to Ellwood and Hazel (Crowl) Hines. He was partners with Dr. Samuel L. Weir at the Minerva Clinic for many years. He graduated from Minerva High School in 1943, attended Mounty Union and received his medical degree from the George Washington Medical School in Washington D.C. in 1949. He then served in Germany in the US Army for 2 years before returning to his Minerva practice where he served the community as the local doctor, Carroll County Coroner, Alliance Hospital Emergency Room Physician a supporter of Minerva Sports. He was in the first class inducted into the Minerva Alumni Hall of Fame and was the Minerva Lions football team physician for over 50 years. He is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Augusta Lodge #504 F&AM, Minerva Rotary Club, Minerva Lions Club, lifetime member of the Alliance Elks, oldest member of the Alliance Country Club and a member of the Minerva Education Foundation and Alumni Assoc.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jean (McCready) Hines. He is survived by his companion, Donna Ermlich of Alliance; daughter, Dixie (Glenn) Reynolds of Blacksburg, Va; son, Randy (Mona) Hines of Austin, Texas; two grandchildren, Douglas Robert (Jane) Hines of Austin, Texas, Lauren (Ben) Robinson of Houston, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Caroline.

Following a private graveside services Wednesday in Liberty Cemetery, a Celebration of Life will be held in the Robert H. Hines Stadium at the Minerva High School on Thursday at 7 p.m. (weather permitting). Memorial contributions may be made to the Minerva Athletic Pride c/o Minerva High School, 501 Almeda, Minerva, OH 44657. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

Gotschall Hutchison Funeral Home, 330-868-4900

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Published in IndeOnline on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 5, 2020
Doc, was my physician from Birth till I left town. He was a True 'care taker of mankind. So generous with his time.
Ed Ujcich
July 5, 2020
I've known Bob Hines my entire life, and he's one of the greatest guys I ever knew. A wonderful man, filled with humor, kindness, and a huge heart. I have a memory of him teaching me how to bet on horses that is one of my favorite moments from my childhood. We will all miss you, Hinzie! Sincerely, Perry King
Perry King
Friend
July 3, 2020
Our prayers and thoughts to his family. Doc was one of a kind. He was so quick with the shot, sitting waiting for it and you already had it. It made him laugh. He took care of all our families. We could depend on him to be there. So glad to call him Doc and better yet to call him friend.
The Unkefer and Rock Families
July 3, 2020
Dr. Hines was a good friend of my parents. Although my dad passed away years ago, Dr. Hines took time to periodically check in on my mom and brother over the years. It was a nice surprise to see him getting out of his car and walking up the driveway. He didnt stay long, but it was long enough that we knew he cared. My brother is in a wheelchair and quadriplegic. Dr. Hines made it a point to talk directly to my brother and make sure he was okay. God speed Dr. Hines! RIP.
Susan Beran Cashman
Friend
July 3, 2020
He was my doctor when I was a child. He was wonderful! He truly cared about his patients. Rest in Peace, Dr. Hines.
Lori Grosenbaugh
Acquaintance
July 3, 2020
Doc will be greatly missed at Bender's Tavern. I remember when I was a young Bartender and Doc would walk-in and hand us a tip before he even ordered anything! My father Jerry Jacob will miss the talks about Morel Mushrooms and how the season was going. He was one of Bender's most loyal customers and our staff and especially Mary Roman enjoyed taking care of the Hines family. Our deepest sympathy's go out to everyone that Doc touched during his great life. We will certainly miss him in his booth on Saturday nights. From All the Staff at Bender's and the Jacob Family our prayers are with you!
Jonathan Jacob
Friend
July 2, 2020
Had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Hines a couple of times at VA Tech football games! He was in Blacksburg visiting his daughter Dixie and son-in-law, Glenn. I know he must have been a jewel! It is said, The apple doesnt fall far from the tree....Dixie has been wonderful to travel with us to developing countries to give of herself selflessly to those less fortunate! Always fun and rewarding to travel with her. I know Dixie was very close to her dad, who I am confident Dr. Hines also had a golden heart! I wish I had known him better! RIP
Diane Sutphin
VCOM
Blacksburg VA
Diane Sutphin
Friend
July 2, 2020
Doc was such a joy to have as a neighbor. Always loved spending time with him and hearing his stories. He had a great life and lived life to the fullest. Will not be the same knowing he's passed always seeing him at his house. But we know he is in heaven looking down on us and saying don't be sad I lived a wonderful life. He sure did at that, that's for sure. God bless you Doc. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Jeff/Christy Haubert
Neighbor
July 2, 2020
Such a fine man who cared so much for all of us Heuer children...three generations of us!!!
Fastest shot injections ever. We never knew which way he would enter but always had all six of us up to date before we knew he was there.
Now he is taking care of my grandson in Heaven, fourth generation.
Thanks, Doc!!!
Shelley Heuer-Nussbaum
Friend
July 2, 2020
My condolences to the family. I wish I could have met Doc Hines. I feel like I know him through the stories of his daughter Dixie.
Jan Willcox
Friend
July 2, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the Hines family.Doc was a wonderful man and doctor.He will be deeply missed.May God comfort you and bring you peace.
Bill and Genie Ellis
Friend
July 2, 2020
My prayers go out to the Hines family.Im a Sous Chef at the Alliance Country Club and thats how I come to know Doc and his family. He will be missed.
Jackie Shattuck
Friend
July 1, 2020
What s wonderful Doctor and man for our community! He put all his knowledge to work several times for me over the years,
Without his quick diagnoses and knowledge, and the Lord, I am sure I would not be here now!!
Carol Tice
Friend
July 1, 2020
Offering condolences to Doc's family members on behalf of my mother-Mary Fankhauser-and myself-God Bless
Joanne VanMeter
July 1, 2020
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Hines family. What a truly great and special man he was. Doc did so many good things for so many people. Many great memories. God bless you Doc. RIP Mr. Minerva! Prayers of comfort are said for your family in this time of grief.

Jim and Jody Donaldson
Friend
July 1, 2020
My condolences to the family So long Doc I will forever be grateful for the care you took of my Mother and family and I have fond childhood memories of all my siblings that you took care of you will always be the Doc of Minerva God truly took an angel May God bless all
Patti Enoch - Miller
Friend
July 1, 2020
Doc Hines and my father Joe Crowl were first cousins so over the years, we spent time with him as well as being our family doctor. As a doctor, I always knew that he would be able to fix whatever was wrong with me, and actually knowing "I was going to get that shot" didn't scare me, because I knew it would make me better!
I know he did a lot for the community and was just a lovely man. Prayers and hugs to his partner and family.
JoAnn Heestand
Family
July 1, 2020
I will always remember how kind he was to patients and staff at Alliance Hospital! He was a wonderful man and physician who served his community in every way.... Blessings and prayers for his family and dear friends.❤
Karen Aldridge
Coworker
July 1, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Love and sympathy to Dixie and the Hines family.
Judy & Jason Diggs
Friend
July 1, 2020
Loved this man, deepest sympathy, prayers for family ❤❤
Phyllis Barker
July 1, 2020
Had the pleasure to meet this wonderful gentleman, dad and doctor. I will always remember him with a big smile, sharing coffee and donuts for breakfast, talking about my country and always pushing me to be a great doctor.
Doctor Hines, youll always be in my heart.
Glenda Mejia
Friend
June 30, 2020
He was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed.
Dick and Darla Young
Friend
June 30, 2020
No one believes our Doctor had Sunday morning office hours. Doc took
care of four generations of the Grimes family and we all loved him. Our
Sympathy to Randy, Dixie and families.
Sue Campbell
June 30, 2020
My sympathies to you Dixie and Randy and your family. Good old Doc and his Chicklets! Good memories of grandpa Elwood, too. Go Lions! Prayers with you all and God bless.
Tina Lewis
Friend
June 30, 2020
Doc Hines was a wonderful person and Doctor!
Cathy buck
Friend
June 30, 2020
My condolences to the family. Memories of Doc are a piece of my childhood for many reasons. They are good memories.
Margie Miller
Friend
June 30, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hines family. He was a great doctor and person. My family always spoke of how he used to make house calls, not many doctors like him today. One of a kind! He will be greatly missed by many.
Lucinda Hoopes
June 30, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to your family on this great loss.I was blessed to spend Thursday with Doc and what a great day I will never forget.He was very special to all of Minerva and will be greatly missed.
Rich Hart
Friend
June 30, 2020
To the Hines Family
He was a wonderful person and I will miss our times together the memories I will have forever RIP Doc. Minerva lost a very caring person.
Vivian Hines
Family
June 30, 2020
Doc Hines was one of a kind... I extend my sincere condolences to the family!

In Prayer,
Ronda {Haines} Pett
Ronda Pett
June 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He was a great doctor for the Minerva Community!
Gregory Rhodes
June 30, 2020
Doc Hines was a man among men! Always a friend with a smile and a hug or handshake. He was our family dr when my children we growing up. He will b missed.
Marlene Madison
Acquaintance
June 30, 2020
Be at peace doc, we will miss seeing you around town, at Benders. We will miss your wit, your amazing recall. You were truly Mr. Minerva but so much more. Thank you for keeping us healthy and seeing to our shots, whether expected or not, goodness you were fast! You were a great human, and thank god we knew you. Blessings to your family. ❤
Greg and Maggie Unkefer
Friend
June 30, 2020
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert Hines, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Army Veteran, Robert Hines, is A True American Hero God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
June 30, 2020
Rest in peace Doc. You will be greatly missed
Gary Householder
Friend
June 29, 2020
What a wonderful man. We as a community should be honored to have had such a caring man that dedication his life to our town. You will be sadly missed by us all. Love and prayers to the family
Kathy and Dave Waller
June 29, 2020
Everybody but everybody knew and loved doc Hines. You could always get in to see him when you were ill and he took care of many of our families for many years. Minerva has lost a wonderful man. RIP Doc.
Scott Shearer
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
He was my Dr until he retired! I always liked to talk with him about the "fàrm" he will be missed by many in Minerva! RIP Doc Hines
Mike Coy
Friend
June 29, 2020
Condolences to the family. Doc Hines was the sweetest and most wonderful man and doctor. My parents thought the world of him. He was always in his office and ready to give the best shots to make us kids feel better. Rest in peace doc.
Susan Kraft-Wise
Friend
June 29, 2020
A Great Doctor and person!
Dan Toalston
Friend
June 29, 2020
Rest in peace Doc Hines. Condolences to your family.
Medi Brown
Coworker
June 29, 2020
Thank You for all your service to our community. You have been an inspiration to many. I used to enjoy seeing you walking when I was in my yard. RIP
Sabra Lucas
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
In loving memory of Doc Hines. I'll always remember you asking me if I wanted a shot that was in and out of my arm before you were finished asking me... because you'd sneak up behind me and get me right through my shirt! Thanks for all the great doctoring! You'll always be missed.
Rhonda Zeedrich
Friend
June 29, 2020
RIP DOC. We all loved your presence and your bedside manner.
Janet Stull
Coworker
June 29, 2020
With Sympathy & prayers to the Family. ! Great Dr. He was mine for years I Loved him. Thank you Dr. for you care. RIP
Ron & Nellie Shirley
Friend
June 29, 2020
It was an honor and a pleasure to have known Doc Hines. He served many people and bettered their lives!
Connie Nagey Moses
Friend
June 29, 2020
Such a wonderful man and doctor. Went to him for anything from a cold to broken bones. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace .
Diane Little-Meek
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to the Hines family in this trying time. Doc Hines was a wonderful man not only to his family and friends but also to all his patients, which I was one when I lived in Ohio. He was a pillar of the Minerva community and I'm sure will be greatly missed. RIP DOC!
Bill Shearer
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
RIP Doc. You will always be remembered by all that new you , not just a Doc. But a great person !
Terry Stump
Acquaintance
June 29, 2020
Such a wonderful person. I feel honored to have worked side by side with and having him as my physician also. Hell be missed
Brenda and Steve Haught
Friend
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