OBITUARY

Harry A. Hill, Jr.

January 18, 1927January 5, 2020

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, Harry Hill went home to the lord at the age of 93. He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Nesbitt Hill. He is survived by his son Greg A Hill and his wife Brenda Hill, and his daughter Karen Love Isaminger and her husband J. Terry Isaminger, Sr. Harry has 8 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.

Harry was born in Picayune, MS. On January 18, 1927. His family later moved to Birmingham, AL where he graduated from West End High School. Harry was a WWII veteran in the US Navy. He married Eleanor Nesbitt in 1947 and they made their home in Pleasant Grove, AL where they became active in Bethel Baptist Church. He retired from US Steel and moved to Smith Lake where he and Eleanor enjoyed their retirement and fishing.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am in the chapel at Elmwood with a service of celebration to follow. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsridoutselmwoodchapel.com for the Hill, family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Phillip Cooley

January 8, 2020

Greg & Karen and family, may God's hand of comfort be with you at this difficult time. We all know where your dad & mom are now. Few people had such a powerful influence in my life as well as so many others who were in our youth group. Harry was a great example of what a Christian man should be. He was a big part of my ministry, especially to youth.

Della Killingsworth

January 8, 2020

I met Harry at plantation Manor when I was visiting another resident for the church. He had his door open and my four-year-old son saw his cuckoo clock. We knocked on the door and asked if we could come look at it. Harry was welcoming and had a good time talking with Allen and sharing the story of going to Europe with his wife and getting the clock. While chatting with him I found out he went to Hunter Street and asked if we could visit. He agreed.
Harry was happy and friendly, loving and fascinating to talk to. He almost always had a cigar and loved to sit outside in the gazebo. I was so impressed that he had taken the time to learn to use his iPad so that he could keep up with services at Hunter Street. He loved the Lord and we frequently prayed together and discussed missions. His prayers were grateful and simple - he knew his savior. I loved going to see Mr. Harry and so did my kids. I can’t wait to see him in glory. I miss him already.

Denny and Brenda Vines

January 8, 2020

From the first day that we met Harry and Eleanor we became a part of their family. We have shared births, deaths, celebrations and sometimes deep sorrow but each day we were together was a very good day. They loved our girls with unconditional love and they had a very large part of the outstanding women they are today because of the Christian guidance and love that both Harry and Eleanor showed them. They also made our girls turn their backs on Red and White to Orange and Blue! We will forever cherish the love that Harry showed us over so many years and we are so happy that we have so many memories in our hearts.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY