Wilber Lee Hines

Published 8:36 pm Friday, April 22, 2022

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Wilber Lee Hines, 84, of Grandy, NC died on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Chesapeake, VA. He was born on August 18, 1937 in Kitty Hawk, NC and was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Paula Meekins Hines in 2016. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Pearl Hines and his brother Ernest Ray Hines.

Wilber worked for most of his career in Civil Service, at the Corps of Engineers in Norfolk, VA and spent the last six years of his career at the National Park Service on the Outer Banks. He loved nature, whether flowers or animals, and enjoyed capturing the beauty through photography. He took great pleasure in printing and matting the photos to give to family and friends.

He is survived by his three children that he adored: daughters, Dana Gray of Currituck, NC and Lynn Manning of Chesapeake, VA, and son, Andrew Hines (Sarah Gannon) of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two grandsons, Adriel Gray and Caleb Pantelides; granddaughter, Scarlette Hines; and great grandson, Keenan Gray. Also surviving are a sister, Bernice Hyatt and a brother, Lonnie Hines; as well as numerous family and friends and his best buddy/furbaby, Otis.

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As he requested, there are no plans for a memorial service. The family rejoices that he is no longer suffering and is now in the presence of his Heavenly Father; for we know that to be absent with the body is to be present with the Lord.

Condolences may be shared at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.