FOREST HILLS, Ky. — William J. "Bill" Hill, 86, of Forest Hills, Ky., my beloved husband, passed away Tues., Dec. 10, 2013. He was in Indiana at his son's house when he left this earth for a better home.
Bill was born June 1, 1927, to the late Dr. W.J. and Mary Farley Hill at Goodman. Bill was retired teacher having taught at Belfry High School and Chattaroy Junior High School. He served in the Armed Forces before getting his education on the G.I. Bill. He graduated from Pikeville Junior College and Eastern State University. Bill was a past Master Mason at Stone Lodge No. 890 F&AM. He belonged to the DAV Chapter No. 141 at Belfry, Ky. He was very supportive of Old Pond Church and other churches in the Mates Creek Association.
He was preceded in death by his wonderful sister, Ruth Gaye (George) Harmon.
He is survived by his wife, Shelby. They married on July 20, 1963, and on Dec. 21, 1964 they were blessed with twin sons, Mark (Glenette) Hill and Barry (Debbie) Hill. He leaves one brother, Thomas E. (JoNell) Hill of Lilburn, Ga., and three step-grandchildren, Candice Parsley, Travis (Katie) McQuistan and Matt McQuistan. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sun., Dec. 15, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Paul Varney, Michael Elswick and Raymond Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel, Ky.
Pallbearers will be Masons from Stone Lodge No. 890.
Honorary pallbearers are Cecil Hatfield, Ernie Justice, Mitch Justice, and Ken, Kit and Elmer Johnson.
Visitation will begin after 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the funeral home with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. Friday and special services Saturday night at 7 p.m. with Primitive Baptist Elders.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Old Pond Church in memory of Bill Hill and in the care of Cecil Hatfield, P.O. Box 249, Belfry, Ky. 41514.
Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky.