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Sargent Hill


1921 - 2013
Sargent Hill Obituary
Sargent Hill, 92, of Fort Worth died peacefully Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, 2013, surrounded by his family. Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Sargent was born March 31, 1921, in Fort Worth. He will be remembered as larger than life, with a magnificent and engaging personality that lit up any room. He will be remembered equally as a true patriarch to his extensive family and for his transcendent and limitless love for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dearly missed, his constructive and loving influence on the lives and hearts of those privileged to know him will stir within us forever. Sarge, as he was known to all, attended D. McRae Elementary School, William James High School and graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1938. He attended Texas Wesleyan College and just prior to his junior year volunteered for the Army Air Corps as an instrument flight instructor. Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Texas Wesleyan and earned a bachelor's degree in speech/drama. Sarge married his high school sweetheart, Frances Bales, on Nov. 30, one week before the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. He received his master's degree in business from Pepperdine University. He was an excellent pilot with a multi-engine rating. He was also an avid golfer and loved to travel. Sarge read every Louis L'Amour book ever written. He was president of the TWC alumni association in 1971-72 and selected as Alumni of the Year in 1973. He enjoyed spending time at Hot Springs Village, Ark., with his family and grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth and a member of the Masonic Temple. Survivors: Wife, Frances Hill; son, Sargent N. Hill and wife, Trish; daughters, Judy Nelson and Jan Moncrief; grandchildren, Tres Riley, Ed Nelson, Bales Nelson, Meredith Hill, Lindsey Hill and Kelly Hill; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 3, 2013
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