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EAST PEORIA - Joey J. Hill, 55, of East Peoria passed away at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Joey was born Dec. 22, 1958, in Clinton, Ark., to Jerrel Sr. and Barbara Hodge Hill.

Surviving are his father, Jerrel (Ola) Hill Sr. of Crystal City, Mo.; his mother, Barbara Hill of East Peoria; his brother, J. Dwight (Julie) Hill of Germantown Hills; one nephew, Jeramie (Amanda) Hill of East Peoria; and three great-nieces, Michelle and Morgan Hill, both of Byrdstown, Tenn., and Brianna Wilkerson of East Peoria.

Joey was a 1977 graduate of Metamora Township High School. He most recently worked for OSF St. Francis ministry services in plant operations.

Joey was named by his father after Major League Baseball pitcher Joey Jay. He enjoyed both watching and playing baseball. Joey was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and also enjoyed playing hockey.

Joey will be remembered as the "gentle giant." He always had a smile on his face and had the ability to make a friend anywhere he went.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to PAWS.

There will be a visitation for Joey today, Aug. 29, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in East Peoria. Cremation rites will be accorded.

Joey's memorial website can be found at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where online condolences may also be sent to the family.

Published in Peoria Journal Star from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2014
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