Jines, II, Denzel “Doc”, (63) of Imperial, Missouri, was born to Denzel and Shizue (nee Ueda) Jines, Sr. and entered into rest Sunday, May 2, 2021 surrounded by family.
He is preceded in death by his father and his son, Eric Jines.
He is survived by, his loving wife, Darla Jines, five (5) children, Mary Jines, Denzel (Sophia) Jines, III, Trent (Carly) Melton, Ryon (Karlie) Melton and Alana (Brian) Kratochwil, ten (10) grandchildren, Addyson, Bristol, Denzel IV, Jaxson, Warren, Nolan, Nora, Clinton, Jolene and Vivian, his devoted mother, two (2) brothers, Brad (Sue) Jines and Mark (Marta) Jines, his faithful companion, his dog, Miss Meika, many other relatives and friends.
Doc graduated from Canton Senior High School, SIU-Edwardsville, B.S. in Psychology, inducted into PSI CHI the National Honor Society in Psychology, Washington University School of Dental Medicine, D. M.D. in 1985, Southwestern Illinois College Police Academy in December of 2000 with Top Academic Honors, Awarded Pediatric Dentistry Summer Externship, and American International School of Medicine, MD in May of 2005. He served his country as a Lieutenant in the United States Naval Dental Corps. He recently retired from his dental practice but maintained his ownership of Southampton Dental and was a contracted speaker for University of Missouri-Kansas, MATEC. Doc was a Black Belt in Karate, Missouri State Practical Pistol Champion, Scuba Diver, Certified Rescue Diver, Sky Diver, Pilot, Police Officer with Lebanon and East Caronde Police Department, Police Firearms, Tactics, and First-Aid Instructor, member of the National Chapter of the Reguladores, LEMC, Master Mason and Noble of Ainad Shrine Temple, a lifetime member of the NRA, a published author of two books and so much more.
Doc was a man that loved life and was able to creatively use all 24 hours of a day. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and made lifelong friends along the way. Doc adored and cherished his family and loved the time he was able to be with them. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road (63129). Service will be Wednesday, May 12, at 11:30 am at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road (63129). Private Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to ALS Association of St. Louis Regional Chapter, 1950 Craig Road (63146).