KILMARNOCK—William A. Hines Jr., 75, died on Sunday morning, February 10, in Kilmarnock following a long journey with motor neuron disease precipitated by exposure to agent orange. He was born October 1, 1945.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dr. Carolyn Walker Hines; his daughter, Kimberly Hines Bullock (Thomas); son, Michael Hines; granddaughters, Symone and Olyvia Bullock; sister, Elsie; and brothers, Robert (Jackie) and Reginald (Dominique).
William served 22 years in the United States Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and served as a trustee for the Historic Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville.
He was especially known for community activism in support of youth. He served in leadership roles for the boards of directors for several Boys and Girls Clubs, most recently as a member of the leadership team for the Great Futures Campaign for the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck.
He is the founding president of the 100 Black Men of the Virginia Peninsula, known for its successful youth mentoring programs.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. March 2 at the Hampton University Chapel.
Absolutely no flowers, please. Expressions of Caring may be made to the 100 Black Men of the Virginia Peninsula, Hines Scholar/HU, P. O Box 2400, Newport News, VA 23609, and/or the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, Capital Campaign, P. O. Box 564, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.
Brown’s Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.