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John Robert Lines


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 13, 2023 - 8:44 PM

John Robert Lines

The Newnan Times-Herald

John Robert Lines, age 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Newnan surrounded by his loving family.

Bob, as he was known by friends and family, was born on Oct. 20, 1948, in Atlanta, GA, son to the late John Andrew Lines and Mary Claire Sheppard Lines.

Bob grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Grady High School in 1966. He was a proud graduate of University of Georgia. While at UGA, he met Alice, the love of his life. They were together for 53 wonderful years and married for 51 of those. Following graduation from UGA, he started with the Atlanta Police Department in 1972. A few years later, he transferred to the newly formed Fulton County Police Department, where he spent the majority of his career, ultimately retiring as Captain in 1999. It was during this time that he graduated from the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. After retiring from Fulton County, Bob joined the Coweta County District Attorney’s Office as an Investigator and retired from there in 2007. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Newnan.

Many happy times were spent in the cabin that his father built at Lake Winfield Scott near Suches, Georgia. Bob cherished spending time in the North Georgia mountains. He was a history buff who enjoyed metal detecting for Civil War relics with friends and the many memories made during those outings. He always looked forward to watching his beloved Bulldogs. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving man with a gentle soul.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Alice Witcher Lines; sons, Rob Lines (Tara), Jason Lines (Mary Heather), Patrick Lines (Sophie); grandchildren, Conner Lines, Brady Lines, Ryan Pepper, Hanley Lines, Claire Lines, Ellie Grace Lines and Paisley Lines. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ann Holloway (John) and his aunt Frances Scales.

The service celebrating the life Bob lived is Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., in Newnan with the Rev. Don Helms officiating. Burial will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at McKoon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Bob’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at www.stjude.org/give . Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mckoon.com .

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