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Larry Rual Hines, 1933 – 2014

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Larry Rual Hines, 1933 – 2014

Larry Rual Hines, 1933 – 2014

Larry Rual Hines
1933 – 2014

Larry R. Hines of Bakersfield, age 81, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on May 23, 2014.  He was born in Hartsgrove, Ohio, on Feb. 15, 1933.

Drafted into the United States Army, he served in the Korean Conflict in 1953.  The fall of 1963 brought him to Porterville.  He later relocated to Bakersfield for a better job, working at Kern General Hospital in radiology.  Later he began working for Tehachapi Hospital, from which he retired in 1998.

Raising birds and building aviaries was a continuing hobby for Larry.  He also grew beautiful orchids in his greenhouse.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Laura; his older brother, Phillip Hines of Geneva, Ohio; and his son-in-law, David R. Paca.  He is survived by his three brothers, Dale, Denny, and David Hines; a sister, Nadine Conn of Florida; his daughter, Sherry Paca of Bakersfield; and his three sons, Kevin and Todd of Tehachapi, and Rich of North Carolina; his grandchildren, Dana Stafford, Jill and Anthony Martin, and Mark and Tamara Stafford.  Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, Samantha, Ryan, Alycia, James, Jocelyn, Joshua, Reese, Evan, and Gunnar.

Interment with Military Honors will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 Bear Mountain Boulevard, Arvin off of Highway 58 and the Arvin cutoff.  For more information, please contact Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. at (661) 822-6897.  For condolences please visit

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