Robert “Bob” Edward Lines (1945-2016)

Robert “Bob” Edward Lines, 71, of Dripping Springs, died peacefully in his home on November 16, 2016, surrounded by loved ones through-out his final hours. Bob was born in Richland, Georgia on March 29, 1945 to Wayne Everette Lines and Azlie Reinscheld, but grew up in Pleasantville, Ohio and considered that his hometown. He played football in high school and started working at Anchor Hocking Glass Company soon after. Bob met Zelma Lorraine Pierce and dated long distance until they married on April 24, 1964. To avoid being drafted, Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force on July 25, 1966 and served 21 years as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician and Superintendent. During his active duty in the Air Force, Bob was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany for 4 years, moving to Homestead Air Force Base in Miami for 4 years, then to Lakenheath Air Force Base in England for another 4 years and chose Austin as his final tour of duty. He retired as a Senior Master Sergeant while stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base in September 1987. Bob then worked as an aircraft re-fueler and maintenance technician until securing a position at the United States Post Office, where he worked as a mail processor/handler for another 18 years, retiring again in March of 2007.

Bob was a devoted husband and a wonderful father, spending a majority of his time with his wife, Lorraine and only child, Robin Deanne. While living overseas, the family took many vacations and trips, exploring the countries they were surrounded by including Austria, France, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. He particularly liked visiting the castles in England. Travelling was always a passion for Bob and Lorraine, they bought several RVs and spent most of their time visiting the Army Corp of Engineer Parks located throughout the United States. They sold their home in South Austin to move into their RV while Bob still worked at the Post Office and finally settled in Dripping Springs in November 1998, where the family shared a nice piece of property that became the homestead where he came to rest this past week.

Bob is preceded in death by his mother, Azlie Wolfe, his brother, “Mayor” Richie Lines and sister, Katherine Mason, all of Ohio and his loving wife, Zelma Lorraine Lines.  Bob is survived by his only child, Robin Lines McAdams, of Dripping Springs.

Many thanks and fond thoughts to Chad and all the nurses at Fresenius Medical Center, whom provided endless support and care for us while Bob was on home hemodialysis, which improved his quality of life and strengthened the bond with Robin for the past 2 1/2 years. 

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