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Dr Donald Hoyt Vines' Obituary



Dr. Donald Hoyt Vines, M.D. F.A.C.S., retired U. S. Army colonel, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Dr. Vines was a native of the Lake Charles/Westlake area. After graduating from LSU Medical School in 1959, Dr. Vines served as a staff surgeon and chief of staff for many years in the U.S. Army, serving both in Vietnam and Desert Storm. During his tenure, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Vietnam and Desert Storm) and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. After retiring to the private sector, Dr. Vines served as Staff Surgeon at St. Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, and Humana Hospital and Director of Surgical Operations at the Medical Arts Group. He co-founded the Lake Charles Cancer Center.

Dr. Vines was a diplomat of the American College of Surgeons and recently received an award for his 50 years of service to the medical profession by the Louisiana State Alliance Medical Society. Dr. Vines is a Penultimate advocate for all veterans his entire career, and is a lifetime member of the Military Officer's Association of America. Dr.

Vines will be deeply missed by all whose lives he has touched. "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope." Psalm 130:5

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Dolores Cosby Vines; three children, Donald H. Vines Jr. and wife, Peggy, Dr. Danette Vines Conway and husband, Dr. Greg Conway, and Deborah Kaye Vines-Lowe and husband, James; and seven grandchildren, Nicole, David, Rawley, Daphne, Kelsey, Hunter and Anna Marie. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Hoyt and Lillian Aileen Vines, his son, David Anderson Vines, and his grandson, Floyd Lane Cooper III.

His funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept.17, 2010, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gregory Bath will officiate. A graveside service with full military honors will be in Lewis Cemetery in DeRidder at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and continue from 9 a.m. until time of service in the funeral.

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