Philip Allen “Phil” Hines, 65, Topeka, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Phil was born June 27, 1952, in Paola, the son of Victor and Flossie (Bartlett) Hines. He graduated from Paola High School in 1970 and attended Pittsburg State University. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee.
He was a Master Plumber, working for McElroy’s for over 30 years, retiring in 2016. He also taught at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Apprenticeship School.
He was a member of Topeka Bible Church where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Koinonia Sunday School Class, volunteered at Harvesters, and used his plumbing talent in various projects at the church building. He was involved in building the new playground at the Topeka Rescue Mission. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, welding, reading and walking.
Phil married Kaye Herrold on June 10, 1978, in the Rose Garden at Gage Park. His wife of 39 years survives. Other survivors include son, Bobby (Koreen) Hines, Annandale, VA; daughters, Mindy (Timothy) Snow, Houston, TX, April (Dustin) Richey, Wichita; grandchildren, Nathan and Lana Hines, Sadie, Solomon and John Paul Snow, Cooper and Harper Richey; mother, Flossie Hines, Paola; brother, Stephen (Gwen) Hines; and sisters, Jane Hines, Christine Owens, Meredith (LZ) Drummond; and brother-in-law, Joel Haines. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor W. Hines; and sister, Delores Haines.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Topeka Bible Church. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Bible Church, Topeka Rescue Mission or Topeka Youth For Christ.
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