William Martin Hill Sr.
1936 - 2017
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William Martin Hill, Sr. MIDLAND - William Martin Hill, Sr., a longtime resident of Midland passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017, at Clear Creek Nursing Home and Rehab. Martin was born on June 28, 1936, in Atlanta, GA. He was drafted into the Army and stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. He was Captain of the rifle team and was a top marksman, winning many awards. Following his service to his country he attended Charlotte College graduating with a degree in Business. After college he pursued his passion for film making and shot the first feature film in Charlotte, NC titled "Dr. Gore." His vast knowledge of camera equipment led to his collecting some of the most famous cameras used in Hollywood. He was noted for having the largest motion picture camera collection in the world. His speciality was Mitchell cameras. Martin's love of film equipment was shared throughout his life as he mentored many up and coming cameramen and producers. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years Patsy V. Hill, sons William Martin Hill, Jr., (spouse Zane), Mark Byrum Hill, granddaughter Dallas LeAnn Furr (spouse Brandon), great grandson Levi William Furr, sister-in-law Mary Ruth Stikeleather and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Martin's life will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 7:00 pm at Hope Community Fellowship church, located at 10643 Blair Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Hope Community Fellowship building fund at the address above.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 28, 2017.
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March 31, 2017
Sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you all during this difficult time. (2 Cor. 1:2-4)
March 30, 2017
We're so sorry for your loss.Family and friends will be in our prayers.
brian phillips
March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. I will pray for the family. 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 3 and 4
March 28, 2017
Mr.Hill was always kind to me whenever we were around each other when I would visit the boys or at band practice. He always had a presence about him. Distinct, honorable, knowledgeable but approachable all the while. He loved those boys and I'd say that the men that they turned out to be will be his eternal testament of their fathers love for them both. God's speed Mr. Hill. My love to Mrs. Hill, Marty, Mark, Zane, Dallas, Brandon and the entire family.
Jimmy Ferguson
March 28, 2017
Sorry to learn about Martin passing.
Michael Marsh
March 28, 2017
May God of loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11
Kelvin White
March 28, 2017
May god's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119 : 50,76 EJC. GA.
March 28, 2017
I've known Martin and his family since I was just a child, and I can say without a doubt that he was one of the smartest, most interesting people I've ever had the privilege to meet. He had a huge personality and generosity of spirit, and he was a gracious host and a dear and valued friend to all of us. He will be sorely missed, but it is our good fortune that many of his enviable qualities are clearly carried on through his family.
Danny Ammons
March 28, 2017
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
Mitchell Williams
March 28, 2017
Martin, you were a great father-in-law and one of the most intelligent, witty, Intriguing people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and blessed to be family.

I loved being able to turn to you for advice and you always had the right answers. You always knew what was going on across the world and always kept us all informed. It made us feel safe.

Thank you for all your generosity and love and kindness and the great memories you left us with...
March 27, 2017
Marty and family
We are terribly sadden by your loss. Our love and prayers are with you my friend.
Tim and Wanda Lindsey
Tim Lindsey
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