Date of Death: October 31, 2020
Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service to honor Gerald will be held at Riverside Cemetery of Three Rivers.
Gerald James Hines, age 84, of Three Rivers passed away on early morning, Saturday, October 31, 2020. He was born on May 16, 1936 in Connersville, IN to the late Frank James and Lillian (Coby) Hines.
On September 12, 1958 he was united in marriage to Barbara (Smith) Hines. They lived their married life in the Three Rivers area. Gerald served his country in the United States Army from 1959 until his honorable discharge in 1961. While in the service he was on the rifle team and traveled with the team in Europe. He worked at Armstrong Machine Works and retired in 1998 after 32 years.
Gerald studied drafting at Glen Oaks Community College. He enjoyed making wooden toys, doll houses, and game boards. He was also a member of Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene where he served on the board, was a Sunday School teacher, and Usher.
Gerald was preceded in passing by his parents; brothers, Ed, Herb, Al, Dennis; and sister, Mickie Houser.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Barbara Hines; son, Scott (Laurie) Hines; two precious granddaughters, Holly and Heidi; sister, Evey Briggs; brother, David Hines.
Memorial donations in Gerald’s memory may be directed to Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or Three Rivers Homecare & Hospice. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1018, Three Rivers, MI 49093 in care of arrangements.
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Barb, I am really sorry for your loss of sweet Jerry, and I know what you are feeling because I just lost my sweet Billy Nov. 2. He was the nicest man, and you both were always good to Billy and me. As our hearts hurt together we can have comfort knowing where they are. My doors are always open if you need anything. Love you both.
Brabara, It is so hard not to be able to a hug and give personal condolences to you and your family. It is hard to lose a good friend as Jerry! He fought unextraordinary fight and we are enjoying that he is victorious with Jesus! Love and prayers for you and all of the Family.
Is so sorry for your loss. We loved him in Houston MS too! We loved it so when he and Uncle Edwin would come for a visit. He really was a special man. God bless you.
Dear Barb and Family,
We go back a long ways don’t we? We have wonderful memories of our time together at the TR Church of the Nazarene. We remember Jerry as a good man with whom we enjoyed being associated. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless and keep you.
Dick & Marguerite Remington
Dear Ms. Barb & family,
So very sorry for your loss. Mr Jerry was a wonderful person. I have great memories of the two of you teaching Sunday School & awesome hayrides & parties. He was always positive & very funny. We laughed even if it wasn’t funny!
Prayers & hugs,
David & Denise Miller
Very sorry for your loss love and prayers
Dear Barb, Marv and I send our care and support to you and your family during this trying time. We have wonderful memories of the spiritual growth and experiences we had at The Nazerene Church many years ago. Bless you all.
Luann and Marv
I am so sorry for your loss.
A great family man and former neighbor.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your families 🙏
Gail Boughton Brady
Dear Barb, Scott, Laurie, Holly & Heidi,
We are so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a kind man always with a welcoming smile. We know he will be greatly missed by you all, but may his cherished memory comfort you all throughout your lives.
The Eldridge family
Mike, Kendra, Kait, Nate, Karalyn & Nolan
Dear Barb, Scott and Laurie (and girls),
Our heartfelt condolences to you as you grieve the loss of beloved Jerry. We have such fond memories of his gentle, quiet spirit and friendly smile. Your family has been an integral part of our lives and that of so many in our community. We are saddened by his loss but take comfort in knowing he is now rejoicing with Jesus in heaven as is promised to all those who believe.
Lovingly, Bob and Cheryl Brewer
Dear Barb, Scott & Laurie
You are in my thoughts and prayers .May your heavenly father put his arms around you and give you comfort and peace .