Howard R. Hill Jr.
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92 of Florida and formerly of SR 93 Dundee died Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Florida. He was born July 23, 1921 in Goshen, Ohio to the late Howard R. and Hazel (Heffelfinger) Hill Sr. He retired in 1993 from Belden Brick at Strasburg where he worked as a machinist and kiln fireman. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and a WW II Army Veteran. He was married on December 24, 1965 to the former Cleo J. Thornton and she died on April 24, 2006.
He is survived by his children Edward Richard Hill, Sr. of Navarre, Howard Ray Hill of Crestview, Florida and Debbra Lightfoot of Massillon, stepdaughter Janice Evanco of Illinois, eight grandchildren and was looking forward to the arrival of his grandson Howard Ray Hill Jr. in June, nine great grandchildren, one great great grandson and his brother Kenneth F. Hill of Florida. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by his sister Betty Mae and his grandson Tyler Gardner.
Services will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Smith-Varns Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Yackey officiating. Burial will be in Dover Burial Park where military graveside services will be held. Friends may call on Thursday 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral homes website to share a memory and sign the guest register.
Smith-Varns Funeral Home
1018 W Main St
Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Published in The Times Reporter on May 13, 2014