On September 13, 2017, John Richard (Rick) Hines, 65, of
Stuttgart, traded in his temporary vessel in order that he might
sing a new song.
Born August 5, 1952 to the late John and Ann Hines of Stuttgart,
Rick was big brother to David Hines (Medellin, Columbia) and
Alan Hines (Stuttgart). In addition to racing toy cars and
teaching his little brother to drive, Rick delighted in hunting,
fishing and learning the craft of woodworking alongside his
After graduating from Stuttgart High School in 1970, Rick spent
a number of years at ASU - Jonesboro before returning home to
marry his beloved Cynthia Ratcliff (Stuttgart) in 1974.
The years that soon followed would give Rick his other two
greatest loves – Sarah Hines Wilson (Maumelle) and Laura Hines
As much as he loved his girls, he also enjoyed time with
the fellas – overnight hunting trips to the Eagle’s Nest,
fishing trips to Red Hill, and poker night.
After a decade of honing his skills and building his name in
general construction, Rick opened Hines Custom Cabinetry Inc.
Countless kitchens, baths and custom pieces filled his portfolio
but “Green Acres” was the pinnacle of his work – the land where
Rick would later build his workshop and personal residence, but
more importantly, the place where he built his dreams and his
With the addition of a couple of amazing son-in-laws, Mark
Wilson (Maumelle) and Barry Ozturk (Fayetteville), Rick was
blessed with four beautiful grandchildren - Logan and Riley
Wilson (Maumelle) and Macy and Grayson Ozturk (Fayetteville)…his
pride and joy…and the adornment of his refrigerator.
Smart. Smart-mouthed. Funny. Witty. Often Inappropriate.
Kind-hearted. Encouraging. Giving. Loving. Our beloved Daddy,
Pops, brother and friend will be so deeply missed, but we
rejoice in knowing he is FREE, WHOLE and HOME.
Please join us in celebrating his life on Wednesday, September
20th at 2:00 p.m. at Turpin Funeral Home chapel, 1107
W. 22nd St., Stuttgart. Please come casually as you
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be
made to John 3:16 Ministry – as they help men with addiction
recover their lives and relationships. You may donate online at
and type RICK HINES in the ‘instructions to seller’ line. Or
checks may be mailed to John 3:16 Ministries, 75 Holmes Rd,
Charlotte, AR 72522 with RICK HINES in the memo line.