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Russell Bruce Hines

September 17, 1986 — May 2, 2021

Russell Bruce Hines, born September 17, 1986, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2021. Born and raised in Surry, Virginia, Russell enjoyed everything involving family and friends, hunting, boating, fishing, riding motorcycles and riding his ATV on the pine tree trails around his homesite. Russell graduated from Smithfield High School in 2005, and after several construction jobs, joined Dominion Energy in 2009. Russell married his soul mate and high school sweetheart, Stacy Lynn Casey on June 16, 2012 and is survived by Stacy and their precious children, Baylon Bruce (5) and Boden Colbert Casey (18 months), father, George Melvin Hines, Jr., mother, Donna Marilla Hines, sister Rachel Joan Hines, nephew Wyatt Hines, grandmother, Gayle Brown, step-grandfather, Jim Brown (deceased) maternal grandmother, Joan Marilla-King, step-grandfather Gene King, maternal grandfather John Marilla (deceased), Carol Thompson, paternal grandfather, George Melvin Hines, Sr., (Sharon), father-in-law Arthur Casey, mother-in-law Judith Casey (deceased). His memory will be cherished forever by his sisters-in-law Tracy Lynn Casey Griesboski (Joe, deceased) and Cadell Casey Lemis (David), brother-in-law, Shawn Casey, aunts Vicki Roach (Berry), Jessica Travis (Scott), Susan McClenny (Mac, deceased), uncles Brian Marilla (Myoshi), John Reynolds Marilla (deceased), cousins Adam Roach, Beth Roach, Dylan Marilla Travis, Blake McClenny (deceased), and Emily McClenny. Russell had too many friends to list, but as one of his friends, Brandon Seward said, “The beautiful thing about Russell is that he did not know a stranger. He could talk to anybody. He had more circles of friends and people he cared for than anyone could imagine. If you were tough enough to handle his joking ways, he was as entertaining to be around as anyone I know…. He loved the banter back and forth and he had you right where he wanted if you could give it back to him…. I always respected Russell because he lived life on his own terms. He didn’t change who he was or try to be something he wasn’t…He will be missed by all, but certainly never forgotten.” Russell ran through this life full speed ahead and left us all wishing he had given us time to catch up for more fun and adventure. We will see you on the other side. A funeral service will be held at Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church, 19290 Battery Park Rd, Smithfield, VA, Friday May 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers are Ryan West, Kevin Griffin, Michael Lathrop, Drew Sledd, Bret Conard and Matt Pittman. Graveside Services will be private; however, a celebration of life will be held at the Hines residence at 3657 Colonial Trail East following the funeral service. Online condolences may be registered at

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church

19290 Battery Park Rd, Smithfield, VA 23430

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