Russell Bruce Hines

Published 4:16 pm Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Russell Bruce Hines, born Sept. 17, 1986, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2021.

Born and raised in Surry, 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.

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A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church, 19290 Battery Park Road, Smithfield. Pallbearers were Ryan West, Kevin Griffin, Michael Lathrop, Drew Sledd, Bret Conard and Matt Pittman. Graveside services were private; however, a celebration of life was held at the Hines residence at 3657 Colonial Trail East following the funeral service. Online condolences may be registered at