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Former Irving High School Principal Curtis Hines Died This Past Sunday

Curtis Hines, 91 of Midlothian, TX died on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waxahachie, TX following a two-week battle with COVID pneumonia. He was born on March 15, 1930, in Vernon, TX, to the late Thelbert and Beatrice Hines and spent his youth growing up in Electra, TX. He was married on June 12, 1953, to Betty Cannon Hines who passed away on May 28, 2013, and together they had three children: the late Randal Hines and wife Susan Hines of Colorado, surviving son, Mike Hines of Quinlan, TX, and daughter, Holly Teague and her late husband Wayne of Midlothian, TX. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nelda Martin of Hewitt, TX. He is also survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: granddaughters, Jennifer Lonsford and husband John Lonsford of Midlothian, TX, Jamie Rigsby and husband Chris Rigsby of Austin, TX and Jordan Hines of Salt Lake, UT ; and great-grandchildren Emma, Grace, and Ella Lonsford, and Carter and Stella Rigsby.

Curtis retired from a career in public education as the principal of Irving High School where he was proud to be a Tiger. Life-long friendships were made in Irving that continued as he and Betty moved to the lake house of their dreams set on a hill in the woods at Lake Cypress Springs where days were filled with gardening, golf, bridge with friends and a little more golf. They moved to Winnsboro to finish their time in East Texas. After Betty’s passing, Curtis relocated to the north Texas area to be close to his family. His last three years were spent at Legacy Oaks, independent senior living, in Midlothian, TX where he enjoyed lunch and dinner with friends and bridge on Thursday nights as well as many, many hours watching any kind of sports especially golf on TV. He loved and was loved by his kids, granddaughters, and great-grandchildren and would not hesitate to share stories about them to anyone who would listen. Please help the family celebrate the life of this loved man, husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and educator, who made a difference is so many lives.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Clearwater Baptist Church in Scroggins, TX with the Rev. Bill Holmes officiating.


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