1936 "Sonny" 2020

"Sonny" Hines

August 26, 1936 — March 17, 2020

An intimate family funeral service for "Sonny" John Edward Hines, of Emory, is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020, 2:00 PM at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Visitation is scheduled for 1 hour prior to the service. Rev. Joe Pierce and Bro. Wayne Wolfe will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Clifton Cemetery. Due to the current situation with the coronavirus scare, the family prefers a small family funeral and visitation, and thanks you for your love and support. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Vitas Healthcare of Greenville, 2716 Lee St., Greenville, TX 75401. Phone (903)455-0251

Sonny, age 83, was born on August 26, 1936, in Rains County to the parentage of Robert S. and Freda L. Blanton Hines. After graduation, he worked many years as a specialty, heli-arc welder for food and beverage plants. Sonny married Mildred Hoppe in Dallas on December 23, 1974, and they've been married 45 wonderful years. In 2001, he retired and moved back to the old home place in the Daugherty Community. He enjoyed planting a garden and sharing the fresh produce with family and neighbors. Sonny was a jokester, always having fun, laughing and picking on one another. He truly loved his children and grandchildren and always enjoyed time spent with them, even though he always teased them saying" he didn't like kids" and they would say "yes you do!"...you like ME!"

Sonny was a Christian, a member of Daugherty Baptist Church, and he loved the Lord and His ways. He loved to sing his praises and his favorite hymn was "Going Home". He will be remembered as a good and generous man.

Those left behind to cherish his memories are:
Wife: Mildred Hines of Emory
2 Sisters: Barbara Jaggers of Emory and Sue Strebeck, and husband, Bobby, of Arlington
Sister-in-Law: Flora Hines of Emory
Daughters: Karen Lynne Orange of Greenville and Sheila Wright of Lancaster
Sons: Edward Lee Hines of Emory; Johnny Hines, Jr., and wife, Jennifer, of Point; and Rusty Lee Hines of Point
Step-children: Angie Foster of Topeka, KS; Debbie Priest and husband, Dan, of Topeka, KS; Patti Moore of Sislbee, TX; Janie Sauer and husband, Roger, of Sabetha, KS; Rob Skock and wife, Susan, of Garland; and Rick Skoch and wife, Karen, of Garland
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Numerous

Preceded by: Parents, 1 Brother, Junior Hines

Please sign the online guestbook for the family at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.


Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel
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    Emory, Texas 75440

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Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel
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    Emory, Texas 75440


Clifton Cemetery
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    Emory, TX 75440
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