Robert Bruce Dines
April 03, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
Bruce married Wyndelle McPherson in 1946. They had two daughters Sandra Kay and Debra Dee.
Bruce married Mary Jean Johnson in 1955. They had a son Robert Bruce, Jr. (Bobby) and a daughter Teresa Jean.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother J.W. Dines and his sister-in-law Margaret; by two children, Bobby in 1979, Teresa in 2000 and by his eldest grandson Eric Harvey in 2010.
He is survived by his wife Mary Jean of Kingsland, his daughters Sandra Kay Harvey of Lewisville and Debra Dee Dale of Fort Worth, his seven grandchildren Kristian Ryan Harvey of Dallas, Ashley Harvey Watt of Flower Mound, Dr. Monica Ann Dale Pascual of Washington, D.C., Shane Dale of Fort Worth, Andrea Dines Potter of Llano, Justin Rob Burch of Dale, Suzanne Burch Whitewood of Lipan, and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his niece Jackie Sue Graham of Lubbock and nephew Jimmy Dines of Duncan, Okla.
Bruce served in the Third Marine Division in WWII in the 1940’s. He saw action at Bougainville, Guam, Guadalcanal, and was present on Iwo Jima during the famous flag raising.
Bruce and Jean began their life together April 12, 1955. After an extended honeymoon ”on the road” they settled in Amarillo where they owned the Dines Hardware and Hobby Shop. After their two children were born they moved to Plainview to run the family farm in nearby Kress.
In 1964 Bruce moved his family to Kingsland and opened the Western Auto Store. At that time he also became involved in the Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department and served there for 20 years. He and Jean worked side by side together at Western Auto until they sold it and opened a second business in 1971, the Packsaddle Western Store. They continued to work side by side at Packsaddle until they retired in 1982.
During their retirement years Bruce and Jean traveled in their RV all over the United States and Canada.
Bruce and Jean were faithful to gather their family for holiday celebrations which built precious memories for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Had Bruce lived another five additional hours he and Jean would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 7 Kingsland, TX 78639.
Visitation was Sunday, April 14.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 at Waldrope~Hatfield~Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsland with Rev. Jack Whyburn and Rev. Don Harms officiating.
Burial followed at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Shane Dale, Kristian Harvey, Justin Burch, Justin Whitewood, Joe Potter and James Lebow
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