Military Services will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Omaha National Cemetery.
Local Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nishna Valley Christian Church in Shenandoah, with a luncheon following.
Larry Clinton Hines was born on August 24, 1945 in Hamburg, Iowa, the son of Charles Clinton and Velma Louise (Paris) Hines. Larry entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.
Larry was raised in portions of Missouri and Southwest Iowa. He attended Farragut Community Schools through the 8th grade. He enlisted in the United States Navy on December 27, 1962 and served his country with pride until he was honorable discharged on September 28, 1966. Larry served two tours in Vietnam, where he was awarded several service medals.
Larry worked at various construction jobs, put up grain bins, worked on installing garage doors and assisted in building the Ethanol Plant in Shenandoah. Although his work took him many places, Shenandoah was always home. Larry was a member of the American Legion, AMVETS and the Eagles Club. Larry helped with many fundraisers to assist the Shenandoah Police Department with their K-9 program and Shop With a Cop.
In his spare time he enjoyed going to garage sales, putting together puzzles, collecting coins, spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors. He had a tender spot in his heart for babies and young children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Karen Weisenberger (Ray); sisters Rosa Bell and Bonnie Brammer and brother-in-law Jack Wilson. Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters Judy Wilson and Catherine Culbertson; son Christopher Hines; 3 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
"Larry was such a kind man, always reaching out to anyone he could. He helped out with various clubs and to so many in need. Not many like him. I'm so grateful I met this kind. loving, generous, guy. He will me missed! I will always remember his generosity to everyone he met."
"Larry was a man like no other! While not his blood family he treated me and my son and several others of my family as such. He always ALWAYS had a smile on his face and helped bring one on other's faces. Larry will be greatly missed. But he will forever live on in our hearts and memories we have of him. "
"Farewell Larry. You were a wonderful man with a big heart. You will be missed by many and forever loved by those who were a part of your life. "
"Larry, thank you for your service, and kind heart."
"I remember Larry showing me his Silver Star and how he got it getting a downed pilot out of the jungle as a Riverine to get it ."
"So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was a good man who loved his family, never forgot his friends, always had time to say hello and ask how one was getting along because he truly cared about people. He was generous with his support in two ways...financially if possible and emotionally when needed. He was a very staunch support of American veterans, doing whatever he could to be sure they deserved the recognition they deserved...probably partially due to his years in the Navy. He will be missed by many people."