More detail on this person: Daniel (Danny)
Gene Hines, 67, of Haughton, Louisiana, bravely
went to be with his heavenly father on Sept. 26,
2014. Danny was born on Sept. 1, 1947 in
Magnolia, Arkansas to C. Rudolph and Vera
(Anderson) Hines. He was the oldest of four and
proud to call Deborah (Debbie), Susie, and Rudy
his siblings. Danny, a country boy at heart, loved
his family and time living in Arkansas. He began a
paper route when he was 12, driven by his strong
work ethic, and worked until retirement. When in
high school, Danny's family moved to Evansville,
Indiana where he attended Calvary Temple and
graduated from Harrison High School in 1965. He
attended Indiana State briefly before entering the
Army at wartime.
Danny was a highly decorated helicopter pilot achieving the rank of Captain while serving two tours in Vietnam with the 68th Assault Helicopter Company, "The Top Tigers." He met the love of his life, Cynthia Carole Masterson, at church in Evansville, and they were married in Hawaii in 1970 between his two tours. Danny was stationed at Ft. Bragg and then Ft. Sill where they were blessed with a daughter, Amanda Leigh Hines, the light of Danny's life. After leaving the army with seven years active duty, Danny moved to Bossier City to be near his family and continue his education. While earning his BS in Business Administration from LSU-S, he was camp commander of the Bossier National Guard for four years. After graduation, he went on to work in the oil and gas industry with the Western Company, Nowsco, Enron, EOTT, and Trinity Services. He was a man of integrity and honorably weathered life's ups and downs with immense humility and grace. Danny and Cynthia honored the Lord and blessed their family with their loving marriage of over 44 years.
Danny is survived by his wife Cynthia, his daughter Amanda (Raymond Lee, Jr.), his two grandchildren Madison Leigh Hines and Daniel Joseph Christian Lee, his sister Susie Tompkins (Wayne), his brother Rudy (Velma), nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and younger sister Debbie. Danny loved to spend time with his family and friends, cook, garden, hunt, fish, shoot, and walk his dog. Naturally inquisitive, he was an avid reader and lifelong learner. Danny worshiped at Bellaire Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his friends in the Craw-gator Dive Club.
Visitation will be held at Hillcrest Memorial in Haughton on Monday, Sept. 29, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Glyn Pfohl, Danny's cherished brother-in-law, will lead a funeral service on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel. Danny will be buried with military honors next to his mother, father, and sister at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Emerson, Arkansas at 3:00 p.m.
Condolences may be left for the family and the guestbook may be signed at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com
Published in Shreveport Times from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30, 2014
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