September 26, 1928 - January 29, 2022
NORMAN PETERS HINES, JR. Come on let’s celebrate the life and times of Norman P. Hines, Jr., Esq., aka “Stormin Norman”, 93, who passed January 29, 2022 in Dallas. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, September 26, 1928, to Lula Mae and Norman Peters Hines (Sr.) and raised in Mineral Wells, Texas. After graduating from Mineral Wells High School, Norman got accepted to attend SMU in Dallas, Texas. He graduated with the Class of 1950, (B.B.A. in Industrial Planning Management). He was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity, Chapel Choir, and played Clarinet in the SMU Mustang Band (both his Junior and Senior years). Norman met (calling the wrong #) Joan West at SMU, fell in love and tied the knot. By 1957, Norman was supporting a family of 5, working at Chance Vaught (Engineering Planner) days, a Navy Reservist on weekends, all while attending SMU law school classes at night. On September 10, 1959, Norman took and passed the State Bar of Texas Exam, and received his J.D., Law from SMU Dedman School of Law in February, 1960. Norman practiced as a solo/general practitioner until he retired. In addition to State Courts, Norman also became licensed to practice before the Federal Courts: Texas Northern District Court, US Tax Court, and US Supreme Court. Norman’s love and devotion to the practice of law, his clients, and his respect for the integrity of the profession, was the inspiration for the launch of Attorney at Law Magazine/Greater Dallas Edition in February, 2014; the first issue was dedicated to him. Norman was a GIANT: Great Generation, Intelligent, Analytical, Naturally Easy-going, Trustworthy. An Emeritus Member of the Dallas Bar Association (joined in 1965), former Chair of the Solo & Small Firm Section; AV Preeminent peer review rating (Martindale-Hubbell) by his colleagues; an Endowed Member in the Valley of Dallas Orient of Texas 32̊ Scottish Rite Freemasonry, S.J. U.S.A., Master Mason in Good Standing of Hillcrest No. 1318, and active Hella Shriner. Norman was truly happiest with Joan, whether entertaining together, eating her cooking, or playing ‘rag-time’ piano, golfing, dancing, bowling, traveling, fly fishing, singing and going to church at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Norman is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan West Hines; precious daughter, Kathryn Ann Hines-Berns (Jeff); and, survived by son, Norman P. Hines, III, (Gaylynn); Granddaughter, Heather Lee Hines; daughter, Patty-Joan (PJ) Hines; brother-in-law, Buddy West (Dawn); and loving nieces and nephews. Norman accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was a teenager, and he is now in the presence of the Lord. We will celebrate Stormin Norman on Thursday, March 10, 2022, Wildwood Chapel at Restland. Visitation starts at 1:00 o’clock p.m., with good music, memories, laughs and service following at 2:00 o’clock p.m., with lots of love and gratitude. Livestream link: http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/70478/hash:6F18623413900269 Funeral arrangements for Mr. Norman Hines Jr. have been faithfully entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery, which is located at 13005 Greenville Ave., at the intersection of Restland Road, Dallas, Texas 75243, and can be reached at (972) 238-7111.
NORMAN PETERS HINES, JR. Come on let’s celebrate the life and times of Norman P. Hines, Jr., Esq., aka “Stormin Norman”, 93, who passed January 29, 2022 in Dallas. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, September 26, 1928, to Lula... View Obituary & Service Information
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