Eddie Wayne Hines was born on July 24, 1958 in Cordell, Oklahoma to Clifford Skip and Nanny Louise (Foster) Hines. He passed away doing one of the things that he loved on July 10, 2021 on Lake Texoma at the age of 62.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Thursday, July 15, at 1:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church West with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home/Oakcrest Cremation Center in Duncan.
Eddie married the love of his life, Sandra Thionnet, on February 8, 1979 in Dill City, to this union came two children, Ashley and Hunter. Eddie and Sandra enjoyed 42 wonderful years of marriage before his passing. Eddie was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his family at the lake, taking every chance he could to go to the lake house that his brother owned. He loved sports and took great pride in coaching his children's sports teams throughout the years, meeting a lot of great people along the way, who became lifelong friends. Grandpa was a great honor that was bestowed upon him and that grandchild was his life.
Eddie worked for Stephens County District #1 as the county foreman; he worked for the county for more than 15 years and thought the world of Kreg Murphree. He was a talented man that before going to work at the county, he worked as a taxidermist for many years in the Tulsa area.
Eddie was an artist by trade, and was able to sculpt, paint, and produce world-class wood carvings. He even earned the honors of "Best in World" at the Oklahoma World show in the 90's, as well as "Third in World" for a secondary piece that he submitted. He was an outdoorsman that enjoyed fishing and hunting, and had dreams of one day owning his own lake house. Eddie was always the life of the party, a prankster/jokester, and was always wanting to make everyone laugh and smile. He would give the shirt off of his back for anyone and was always willing to help anyone in need.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Sandra Hines of the home; two children: Ashley Hines of Tulsa; Hunter Hines and wife Andrea of Duncan; grandchild, Kimber Hines; brother, Gene Hines of Ponca City; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of great friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Wynema Winn; and brother, Dee Hines.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kreg Murphree, Tim Hunter, Ron Owens, Brian Connally, Rocky Powell, Jayson Morgan, James Burnett, Phil Reavis, Dave Wylie, and Jerry Parks.
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