Billy Dee Haines Jr., 27, Vero Beach/Sebastian

Billy Dee Haines Jr., 27, died Aug. 21, 2010, in Vero Beach.

He was born in Greensboro, N.C., recently moved to Vero Beach, and lived in Sebastian for three years, coming from Mount Airy, N.C. He was a sales associate with Davis Lube Car Care Center in Sebastian.

Survivors include his son, Jonathan Haines, of Nebraska; daughters, Brittney Lynn Haines, of Tennessee, and Lele Haines, of Nebraska; mother, Melinda Shaw, of Church Road, Va.; father, Billy Dee Haines Sr., of Springdale, Ark.; brothers, Derreck Haines and Tim F. Williams Jr., both of Church Road, Va., half-brothers, Steven and Shawn Haines, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa; half-sister, Christina Hawn, of Rogers, Ark.; grandfather, Carl Hawks, of Greensboro, N.C.; grandmother and step-grandfather, Shirley and Bill Hodgin, of McLeansville, N.C.; grandmother, Jeanette King, of Burlington, N.C.; and grandparents, Bill and Joyce Haines, of North Carolina.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian. A service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robbie Neiman officiating. A guestbook is available at

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