Robert M. Hines

1947 - 2022

Robert M. (Bob) Hines
Fries, VA

Bob (74) passed away Monday, July 18, 2022 at Novant health in Winston-Salem after a sudden failure
of his liver. He is predeceased by his parents, George A Hines and Martha McBride.
He was born September 11, 1947 in Tennessee.

He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 thru 1990, as a plane captain and in
military intelligence. Since leaving the service he has found spending time with animals to be the best
therapy for combat post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He is survived by his spouse, Kendy Sawyer, of the home. Sisters Holly Newman and Kathleen Secrist;
son Robert McBride McEvers; and 5 step children.

Memorial service to be announced. Ashes will be spread on his beloved farm, HineSite.
In lieu of flowers the please make memorials to Circle Haven, a vibrant supportive residential
community for adults to heal using the arts, outdoor engagement , and food production.


12 tributes for Robert M. Hines

  1. Ken Miller

    May eternal light shine upon you.
    Rest In Peace.

  2. Lois Griffin

    A wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. Rest in peace Bob

  3. Tony Felts

    Rest In Peace ole buddy! A man who was proud of his brotherhood “ The Marines” , and was quick to defend! The time I got to spend with you was short, but long enough to tear my heart out to see you go. Miss you already Ole Friend!

  4. Tricia Baker

    I had never met you, but I know you were a good man. You were kind and good to your wife. And you loved dogs. Sending prayers to you. Watch over Kendy and the pups.

  5. Aunt Irene Ratcliff Tomkins

    My beloved nephew. I was 12 years old when he was born. We grew up together.we lived in Marietta Georgia when the Hines lived in Atlanta. I followed them to Texas and lived with them until I found a job. We have always been close. I was very proud of the man he became. I will always love you and miss our phone calls. Rest in peace

  6. Kristen McCann

    I remember getting to know Bob over time. He was quite the character and more so as time went on and in getting to know one another better. My kids greatly enjoyed his humor and style. He had a way of really enjoying them and being very relatable had his own sense of play. My parents-in-law very much appreciated his sacrifices upon hearing his story, and my mother in law in particular enjoyed making him laugh! He often held the fort down at home and loved all the animals so very much. His sense of compassion was as big as anything else about him. And then there was lemon meringue pie that I never did get to making for him regrettably. I remember being stuck up on the top of the driveway in the ice and having fallen and bruised my hip, he and Kendy and us sliding around together and trying to tow back and forth to get us going back on the road. No easy job and I was afraid for them, but they kept on and we got home. All the brave adventures Bob has had that probably no one will really ever get to understand or know except for those who were with him and going through the same – and even braver still – pushing on through the pain of these to find new light in life. Animals and Kendy and the peace of home were a haven and joy for him. Peace and love and joy are what we wish for him now! We will very much miss Bob.

  7. Cynthia & Rick Taylor

    A kind man under his gruff Marine exterior. His kindness & help to us and the community will always be remembered. Restful peace Bob. ❤️

  8. Holly H Newman

    My big brother was a man of integrity, loyalty, peace, kindness, and humor. He will be greatly missed by his family. We have many fond memories of all our years together, through thick and thin. Our hearts go out to Kendy, his beloved animals, and the community in which he was involved. I know he leaves a big hole in so many hearts. I look forward to our reunion in a better place.

  9. Steve Newman

    I will miss my brother in law! One of my earliest memories of Bob was his giving me his military New Testment a couple of days before our wedding. He knew I was heading off to a career in ministry. That was very sweet of him! I will miss our phone conversations.

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