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Richard ‘Dick’ B. Hiner

Richard “Dick” B. Hiner, 94, a resident of Durbin, passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at home and under the care of Mountain Hospice.

Dick was born Monday, Nov. 1, 1926, in Durbin, a son of the late Stephen Hamilton Hiner and Annie Vaughn Morris Hiner.

On Sept. 30, 1961, he married the former Patricia Ann Hoover, who survives. They had celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Also left to cherish Dick’s memory is one daughter, Michelle V. Hiner; one brother-in-law, Robert Martin; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Dick was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by four brothers, Dr. Ben Hiner, Stephen H. Hiner, John M. Hiner and Preston Hiner; and six sisters, Virginia Maule, Helen Bassett, Dolly Hertig, Mary Rives Kegley, Monna Martin and Lois Scarbro.

Dick graduated from Green Bank High School with the class of 1944 and had served with the United States Army in both World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was retired from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank after 28 years. He was an Adjutant of the American Legion Post No. 117, Durbin, a member of the Durbin United Methodist Church, a past member of the Pocahontas County Honor Corps, a 50-year member of Riverside Lodge No. 124 Cass, a member of Beverly Chapter No. 23, R.A.M. and has just received his 50-year pin from the Loyal Moose Lodge.

Dick’s request for cremation was honored and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Dick’s memory to Durbin United Methodist Church, c/o Susie Murphy, 11038 Potomac Highland Highway, Arbovale, WV 24915, or Mountain Hospice, 1002 S. Crim Avenue, Belington, WV 26250.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Richard “Dick” B. Hiner.

Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.