It is with much sadness that we share the new of the passing of Dr. Robert H. “Bob” Hines.
Bob was born November 20, 1935 to Hess and Louise (Mendenhall) Hines in Sheridan, IN. He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Purdue University in 1957. There, he was a member of the 1956 Purdue livestock judging team, where he was named high individual at the Chicago International Livestock Exposition judging contest. Upon graduation, Bob fulfilled his ROTC commitment in Ft Eustis, VA. After two years of service, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in swine nutrition and management from Michigan State University. He served as Michigan’s state swine extension specialist for three years while he coached the MSU livestock judging team. On August 18, 1957, in Center Church near Young America, Indiana, he was married to the love of his life, Treva Pullen. Treva preceded him in death on August 20, 2020. In 1966 after finishing his PHD, they moved to Manhattan, KS where Bob joined the faculty of Kansas State University in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. He taught until his retirement in 2000.
Bob was a man of faith, attending the United Methodist Church in Manhattan for many years. Bob judged his first show in 1957 and judged at the local, state and national levels for 45 years. He was an avid KSU sports fan. His true joy in life was being around his family, especially his granddaughters. He drove thousands of miles to support them in showing livestock. Bob’s motto has been, “Be honest and true to yourself, and honest and true about livestock.”
Bob is survived by his son Brian (Donna) Hines of Quincy; his sister Mary Louise (Ron) Godby of Kendallville, IN; his brother John (RuthAnn) Hines of Sheridan, IN; and his granddaughters Cailyn and Payton Hines. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Treva Hines; and his son Jeffrey Hines.
Click HERE for the official link to Dr. Hines obituary
and HERE for an article on Farm Journal written by Jennifer Shike on the Dr. Bob Hines legacy.
In Remembrance of Dr. Robert H. “Bob” Hines