Hines, Lonnie R.  1930-2019

OREGON, Mo. - Born on Oct. 28, 1930, in Kansas City, Kansas, Lonnie Raymond Hines died, on Oct. 5, 2019, at the Oregon Care Center, in Oregon.

He was a 1947 graduate, of St. John's Memorial High School, in Olathe, Kansas.

Mr. Hines enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, in March 1948, and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

He received a field promotion to first lieutenant, in 1965.

He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), Vietnamese Services Medal (3 Stars), Vietnamese Campaign Medal (with device 60-), Rifle Expert Badge and the Pistol Expert Badge.

Upon retirement, Mr. Hines transferred to the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, serving until 1978.

By that time he had completed his bachelor of science degree, in business administration, at what was then known as Southwest Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri.

Mr. Hines spent his post military career as a grant writer, for the City of Springfield, and later as a Commissioner for Road & Bridge Repair, in Andrew County.

Lonnie enjoyed travel, reading and watching sports on television.

Survivors include; his wife, Darlene (Vette) Hines, whom he married in 1955; daughter, Debra Jean (James) Thornton; son, Larry Raymond (Sue) Hines; brother, Donald Hines; and grandchildren: Ben, Jack, Sam and Emilie.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday evening 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Interment, with full military honors, at Leavenworth Nation Cemetery, will be held at a later date.

www.heatonbowmansmith.com As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.