Bill (Billy) Howell Hill passed away on May 5, 2020 in Mt. Vernon, TX at the age of 86. He was born on July 8, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, TX to Merle and Lora Edna Hays Hill. After the death of his mother, he was raised by his aunt, Edna Hill Lamb and her husband, A.D. Lamb. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1951 and enrolled in East Texas State Teachers’ College in Commerce, TX. In 1953, he married Bette Dolores Doss of Mt. Pleasant and they moved to Denton, TX, where in 1956, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts and in 1970 received his Masters of Arts degree from East Texas State College and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling in 1972. Bill’s teaching career spanned 38 years in Galveston, Ft. Worth, Mt. Pleasant, Tyler, and Mt. Vernon. Bill and his family moved to Mt. Vernon in 1969 and resided there until they built a home in the Macon Community and became members of the Macon Baptist Church.
Bill was preceded in death by his birth parents; his guardian parents; his first wife Bette, his second wife Martha, daughter Teresa Hill Haskamp, and son Dale Hill.
He is survived by his son, Marlon Hill, his daughter and son-in-law Lora and Rick Lowrey, his daughter and son-in law, Lydia and John Campanola, and his son and daughter-in-law Lee and Melanie Hill and his close friend and caregiver Patsy Jane Hill. He also is survived by his two sisters Bobbie Williams and Martha Moore. Bill is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Billy Hill will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., funeral service at 11:00 a.m., followed by graveside service at Mt. Vernon City Cemetery
Online condolences may be made at: www.samharveyfuneralhome.com
Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.
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