Paul Marshall "Mart" Hines, age 78, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021, at his residence.
He was born December 9, 1942, in Celina, to the late Russell & Fern (Suhr) Hines.
Paul and Diana Johnson were married on September 4, 1965. Diana survives, along with their daughters: Teresa (Dean) Wells of Huber Heights, Virginia (Tom) Kline of Rockford, and Christina (Lee) Berry of Mendon, 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are 2 brothers and a sister: Jim Hines of St. Marys, Larry (Gracie) Hines of Bristol, Virginia, and Gwen Bay of Dayton, Diana's sister, Sue Wenning of Rockford, and sister-in-law, Gerry Johnson of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
Preceding Paul in death were a brother, Joyce Hines, sister-in-law, Phyllis Hines, brother-in-law, Robert Bay, and Diana's 2 brothers and a sister-in-law: Don Johnson and Dick & Brenda Johnson.
He was a 1960 graduate of Celina High School, and a Military Veteran, having served for 3 years with the U.S. Army.
Paul retired after 33 years of employment with DP&L (Dayton Power & Light), where he worked as a Lineman and Service Representative.
He was a member of Eagles Aerie #1292, Shanes Masonic Lodge #377 and American Legion Post #508 in Rockford, and Eagles Aerie #1291 and VFW Post #5713 in Celina.
Paul enjoyed playing golf, and in his younger days would often play 18 holes of golf, then go out and play Slo-Pitch softball. He also participated in League Bowling at the Celina and Coldwater Bowling Lanes.
Paul was a fan of the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes Football Teams.
Calling Hours will be held at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 2nd, with Funeral Services immediately following at 3:00 p.m., at the Funeral Home. Pastor Jake Boroff will officiate.
Following the Service, Celina American Legion Post #210 and VFW Post #5713 will conduct Military Rites at the Funeral Home, along with the Legion Riders, who will stand a Flag Line.
A Private Burial will take place at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina, at a later date.
In Paul's memory, the family would prefer that contributions be made to: The Cancer Association of Mercer County, P.O. Box 624, Celina or Community Health Professionals (CHP) Hospice, 816 Pro Drive, Celina.
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