DANVILLE — Ronald Dale Hines, of Danville, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
He was born on July 7, 1949, at Lakeview Hospital in Danville to Claude and Margaret Bernice Hines.
Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Claude Hines; and his sister-in-law, Verna Hines.
Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (Smith) Hines, of 36 years. They were married in Farina on June 11, 1977.
Ronald is lovingly remembered by his children, Eric and Lisa (Hines) Walker of Effingham, Ronald Hines Jr. of Danville and Carter and Christina (Hines) Ingram of Dana, Ind.; grandchildren, Carissa and Jeremiah Walker; his brother Mirl Hines of Tavares, Fla.; his sister, Dick and Marlene (Hines) Goulding of Oakwood; nieces, Lauren (Hines) Roselle, Claremont, Calif., Deanna (Goulding) Hodges of Santa Fe, N.M.; and nephew, Rick Goulding of Las Vegas.
Ronald graduated from Danville High School in 1968. He served in the Armed Forces for three years. He retired from General Motors and worked at McLane Midwest.
Ronald enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with family and friends.
The funeral visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ronald Hines will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Living Water Apostolic Church, 1204 W. Williams St. in Danville, Pastor Randy Taylor of Danville and Pastor Roger Barcus of St. Paul, Minn., will officiate.
Ronald attended Living Water Apostolic Church for many years and served on the board and in any capacity where he was needed. Ronald’s passion was helping others. In his final days, he stated that he wished he could have helped more people. Living Water Apostolic Church has established a fund in his honor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ronald’s honor to Living Water Compassion Ministries, P.O. Box 145, Danville, IL 61832.
Please join Ronald’s family in sharing memories, photos and video of his life through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.