Harlon Hill – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen

Harlon HillHarlon Hill, 80, of Killen died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at ECM Hospital.

Visitation will be Monday, March 25, 2013, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Killen Church of Christ.  Funeral services will follow at 2 PM with Bro. Stan Dean officiating. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.  Elkins East Chapel is assisting the family.

Mr. Hill was a member of Killen Church of Christ.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf, watching sports, listening to country music, and most of all learning all he could about God’s word.

Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Sellers Hill; parents, Beatrice and Bessie Hill; sisters, Marsue Haraway and Dorothy Alexander; brother, Doyle Hill.

He is survived by his four daughters, Gwen Springer (Dallas), Jackie Smith, Janet Phillips (Freddie Maxwell), Teresa Robertson (Danny); son, Jerry Hill (Beth); brother-in-law, T. B. Haraway;  grandchildren, Russ (Jennifer), Erica, Emily (Drew), Drew (Sara), Austin (Katelyn), Taylor and Haley; great-grandchildren, Carson, Morgan, Brantley, Ila Kate, and Olivia; six nieces and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be Russ Springer, Drew Phillips, Austin Hill, Taylor Robertson, Ricky Haraway, Randy Burns, Brad Black, and John Passarella.  Honorary pallbearers will be Holland Greer, Glen Gist, James Spry, Doug Atkins, Tom Glasgow, L. L. Whitten, Neal McCabe, Coach Dennis Hargett, and all his loving and devoted cousins.

The family would like to express thanks to Dr. Felix Morris, Dr. Edsel Holden, Dr. Jason Wilkes, Dr. Robert Webb, the ER, ICU, CCU, and 6thfloor staff at ECM Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care.  Also, to his devoted caregivers who truly loved him-Katrina Pierce, Diane Richardson, April Kinsley, Jan Kelley, Paula Mundi,Rhonda Hill, Ali Boston and Helen Keller Home Health, especially Joloyce.

Finally, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to members of Brooks High and UNA families as well as the entire Shoals Area Community for the outpouring of love and support.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Colbert-Lauderdale Attention Homes, Inc.

You are invited to sign the on-line guest registry at www.elkinsfuneralhome.com.

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Charles & Sharon Robbins March 22, 2013 - 11:45 pm

Gwen, Jackie, Teresa, Janet & Jerry
We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He did so much good for our area and because of him our community is a better place to live and raise our children. He touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. May God bless and keep each of you and your families during this sad time. You are all in our Prayers.
Charles & Sharon Robbins

Melanie Boberg March 23, 2013 - 12:26 am

I have 5 angels in Heaven God, Daddy, Granny, Fred and our beutiful and will be missed Coach Harlon Hill…Class of BHS 1987

John White March 25, 2013 - 12:28 am

I was a classmate of Harlon’s at Lauderdale County High School in the late forties. I was also privileged to be a part of the team that won 19 of 20 games, tying one, in our last two years there. I was not surprised by his achievements with the Chicago Bears. But my most abiding memory of Harlon is the conversation I had with him after his return from his pro-football adventures; in which he assured me of his faith in Jesus Christ. My sympathy to all his family and friends who are missing him just now. Pastor John White, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.


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