OBITUARY

Charles Leland Hill

March 7, 1931April 10, 2019
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Major Charles Leland Hill, USAF, Retired, 88, of Austin, Texas went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2019 with his wife by his side in their home.

Lee is survived by his wife Gayle of 63 years, two of his sons Allan Hill and his wife Carole of Ocoee, FL, John Hill of Corpus Christi, TX, one of his daughters Laura Castleman and her husband Mark of Mountain View, CA; eight grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan Guthrie, John and Anthony Hill, Major, Markley, Miya, and Mila Castleman. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, his son Douglas Lee Hill, his daughter Mary Lynn Clark, and his granddaughter Christiana Hill. Lee was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, airman, teacher, and friend to everyone.

Lee was born in Corbin, KY and grew up in Eubank, KY, son of Rev. C.M. and Nellie (McKeehan) Hill with his sister Geneva. He graduated from Eubank High School where he was an outstanding athlete and member of the basketball team. In 1952 he graduated from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation from college and married his darling wife in 1955. He proudly served his country for 22 years as a Meteorologist serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars. His assignments took him to San Antonio, Oklahoma, Bordeaux, France, Indiana, South Carolina, the Belgian Congo in Africa, Florida, Misawa Japan, and Guam. He retired as a Major and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, Expert Marksmanship medal, Expeditionary Forces Medal, and National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

After retirement from the Air Force, Lee was the weekend television weatherman. He obtained his MBA and began his second career as a math teacher at Memorial High School - all in McAllen, Texas. Once moving to Austin, he continued teaching math at Westwood High School until 1997. After his second retirement he continued to tutor high school students in math until recently.

Lee was a man of strong Christian faith serving his God, Country, and Man. He was a friend to everyone, loved to tell stories, and entertained with corny jokes.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home on Monday, April 15. A military funeral services for Lee will be in the Chapel at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral home at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 16th.

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  • Lee is survived by his wife Gayle of 63 years, two of his sons Allan Hill and his wife Carole of Ocoee, FL, John Hill of Corpus Christi, TX, one of his daughters Laura Castleman and her husband Mark of Mountain View, CA; eight grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan Guthrie, John and Anthony Hill, Major, Markley, Miya, and Mila Castleman. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, his son Douglas Lee Hill, his daughter Mary Lynn Clark, and his granddaughter Christiana Hill. Lee was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, airman, teacher, and friend to everyone.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Tracy Schremp

April 16, 2019

To the entire Hill family- my deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband, dad, granddad... he was one in a million. He was my Calculus teacher in 1985 at Westwood. He was of course a math whiz and a great teacher... even more, he was funny and a wonderfully sweet, caring man who was a great example of a Godly man. My mom worked at the school with Mr. Hill and stayed in contact with him becoming prayer buddies as well as email friends... he has prayed for our family many times and we treasure his memory and kindness. We are praying for you during this difficult time. May God bless your family.

Amy Shipman

April 15, 2019

Mr. Hill was always so kind and patient even when, as high school students, we pushed his buttons. He always had a joke and he taught us to respect mathematics even if we didn't care for it. As a neighbor, I so enjoyed waving to him on the front porch or as he whizzed by on his bike! It was a privilege to be able to introduce my children to him and, of course, he discussed math with them. He will always hold a special place in my heart. May all of you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Jessica Aleman

April 15, 2019

Granddaddy, Mr. Hill, Lee - I only have the sweetest memories of him. He gave the warmest of hugs and had the brightest of smiles. He is a great example of a godly family man. He always gave a listening ear and was always encouraging. He loved talking about his students and the great things they were accomplishing. I'm keeping his beautiful wife and family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeff Musler

April 14, 2019

I don’t remember many high school teachers. I remember Mr. Hill. He was so smart. So patient. So kind. Who said calculus couldn’t be fun? Not Mr. Hill!

My deepest sympathies for your loss. God bless.

Jeff Musler
Westwood HS ‘85
BS/ASE University of Texas ‘90

Eileen Kaiser

April 14, 2019

To Lee's Family, my deepest sympathy. I am Mary's mother-in-law and live in Rochester, NY. I have seen Lee and Gayle only a few times but they were always so friendly and I enjoyed visiting with them. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much as evidenced in the many pictures I've seen over the years, usually on Facebook. God and his family who have gone before him are welcoming him into their arms, and he and Mary can celebrate being together once again. Again, my heartfelt condolences.

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Biography

Major Charles Leland Hill, USAF, Retired, 88, of Austin, Texas went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2019 with his wife by his side in their home.

Lee is survived by his wife Gayle of 63 years, two of his sons Allan Hill and his wife Carole of Ocoee, FL, John Hill of Corpus Christi, TX, one of his daughters Laura Castleman and her husband Mark of Mountain View, CA; eight grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan Guthrie, John and Anthony Hill, Major, Markley, Miya, and Mila Castleman. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, his son Douglas Lee Hill, his daughter Mary Lynn Clark, and his granddaughter Christiana Hill. Lee was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, airman, teacher, and friend to everyone.

Lee was born in Corbin, KY and grew up in Eubank, KY, son of Rev. C.M. and Nellie (McKeehan) Hill with his sister Geneva. He graduated from Eubank High School where he was an outstanding athlete and member of the basketball team. In 1952 he graduated from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation from college and married his darling wife in 1955. He proudly served his country for 22 years as a Meteorologist serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars. His assignments took him to San Antonio, Oklahoma, Bordeaux, France, Indiana, South Carolina, the Belgian Congo in Africa, Florida, Misawa Japan, and Guam. He retired as a Major and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, Expert Marksmanship medal, Expeditionary Forces Medal, and National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

After retirement from the Air Force, Lee was the weekend television weatherman. He obtained his MBA and began his second career as a math teacher at Memorial High School - all in McAllen, Texas. Once moving to Austin, he continued teaching math at Westwood High School until 1997. After his second retirement he continued to tutor high school students in math until recently.

Lee was a man of strong Christian faith serving his God, Country, and Man. He was a friend to everyone, loved to tell stories, and entertained with corny jokes.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home on Monday, April 15. A military funeral services for Lee will be in the Chapel at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral home at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 16th.