Roy Hines

July 3, 1935-Nov. 15, 2020

Roy Hines, 85, Minot,

died on Sunday, No-

vember 15, 2020 in a

Minot nursing home.

Roy Thomas Hines was

born on July 3, 1935 in his


hotel/boarding house in

Loyalton, South Dakota.

This little firecracker

came into our lives amid

the fireworks popping out

on the street. He was

born to William and Mar-

tha (Carroll) Hines. Roy’s

family moved to Minot

and he graduated from

Minot High School in


Roy served in the Unit-

ed States Army as a radio

technician stationed in

Germany. Following his

military service, he at-

tended college at NDSU

and Bottineau. He worked

near Las Vegas at a nu-

clear testing site as a radio

technician. When his

mother became ill and his

father retired, Roy moved

with them to Mesa AZ

and was their dedicated

caregiver for seventeen

years until their deaths at

home. Roy continued to

reside in Mesa, acting as

manager of the Sun Rest

Trailer Court, until his

health failed. He returned

to Minot in January of

2007 to live with his sister

and brother-in-law until

November 1, 2007 when

he joined the Trinity

Nursing Home family.

Roy was a great

“kidder” and had nick-

names for most everyone

at Trinity Nursing Home

and most everyone knew

him. As long as he was

able he checked on the

birds and fish every

morning. Roy faithfully

attended Chapel and Bible

Study, enjoyed the music

programs as well as

westerns and old classics

on television.

Roy is survived by his

sister: Lenore (Laurence)

Scheresky; nieces: Kather-

ine (Ray) Kopp, Kari (Ed)

Shea and Kim Danner;

nephew: Barry (Ruth)

Scheresky; three great

nieces, three great

nephews and three great

great nephews and several


Roy was preceded in

death by his parents:

William and Martha

Hines and several aunts

and uncles.

A service will take

place in the Spring of


Memorial Booksigning:

Monday, November 23,

2020 from 1:00 p.m. to

3:00 p.m. in Thomas Fam-

ily Funeral Home – Minot

Interment will be in the

Rolling Green Cemetery –

rural Des Lacs.

Memorials are pre-

ferred to the donor’s


Memories and con-

dolences may be shared at



(Thomas Family Fun-

eral Home – Minot)