OBITUARY

Harold Hill

August 30, 1930October 3, 2018
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Harold H. Hill, 88, died on October 3, 2018, at Brookdale Skeet Club Assisted Living in High Point after a brief hospital stay.

Born in Trinity on August 30, 1930, he was the son of Pearl Spencer Hill and Alvin H. Hill. His late sister was Emma Mae Hill White.

Harold was married for 65 years to Kay Modlin Hill, who died just two months ago on August 4, 2018. Harold served as a round-the-clock caregiver to Kay for many years as they contended with her Alzheimer’s disease. Though he had growing health challenges these last seven months, he was determined to complete his mission to take care of Kay all he could.

He is survived by his daughter, Lydia Hill of Chapel Hill; son, Loren Hill and his wife Joyce Hill of High Point; and many nieces and nephews, both by blood and by marriage.

A graduate of Trinity High School, Harold retired from the Jamestown branch of the U.S. Postal Service, where he served as both mail carrier and postal clerk for more than 35 years.

Harold served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was shot in the neck as his tour of duty was days from being completed. Told he was eligible for the Purple Heart if he were willing to stay in Korea a few extra days to handle paperwork, he wisely chose to return home instead. His family honored him just a few weeks ago with a replica of the Purple Heart, which he wore proudly.

He loved working in his yard and garden and was proud to show off the grounds of his Sherrill Avenue home, where he and Kay lived for 59 years. He was a talented handyman who took care of nearly every home project for himself and his family.

Visitation will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. The funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, also at Sechrest Funeral Service.

The family wishes to thank the amazing staff of Brookdale Skeet Club Assisted Living in High Point for their care and support these last nine months.

Online condolences may be made at sechrestfunerals.com. Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point is honored to serve the Hill family.

  • FAMILY

  • Pearl Spencer & Alvin H. Hill, Parents
  • Kay Modlin Hill, Wife
  • Lydia Hill, Daughter
  • Loren Hill & wife Joyce, Son
  • Emma Mae Hill White, Sister
  • Mr. Hill is also survived by many nieces & nephews, both by blood & by marriage.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Harold Hill

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Kathy Coleman

October 5, 2018

To Lydia, Loren & his wife, and family and friends,
You all are in our thoughts & prayers. The house does not seem the same. Mamma, Buddy, and me will see you this afternoon & tomorrow. Harold & Kay are together at peace, & in new bodies. We love ❤️ all of you & cherish the memories. God Bless You All & God Be With You All.

Love,

Margie-Buddy-Kathy Coleman

Marty Richardson

October 4, 2018

Harold was a real supporter of the Jamestown High School Class of 1951. He attended our reunions with Kay, and we all enjoyed his company. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. With Sympathy, Vira Rodgers Kivett

Kathy Joyner

October 4, 2018

Mr. Harold was the kindest, sweetest soul I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I have such fond memories of him being a constant companion to Mrs. Kay, spoiling Lucy and being a wonderful father and uncle to his family. He will surely be missed.

Sending love to the family!
Kathy, Gary and Mackenzie Joyner

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Kay and Harold at the Heart Ball in Greensboro

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Harold in Korea, while serving in the Army

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Harold manning the grill at Loren and Joyce's house on Guilford Road in Jamestown

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Harold on Lydia's deck

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Harold and Lucy inspecting the flowers and shrubs at 3025 Sherrill Avenue

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Kay and Harold (with a photo from their early days) at their 50th Wedding Anniversary Party in Myrtle Beach

Biography

Harold H. Hill, 88, died on October 3, 2018, at Brookdale Skeet Club Assisted Living in High Point after a brief hospital stay.

Born in Trinity on August 30, 1930, he was the son of Pearl Spencer Hill and Alvin H. Hill. His late sister was Emma Mae Hill White.

Harold was married for 65 years to Kay Modlin Hill, who died just two months ago on August 4, 2018. Harold served as a round-the-clock caregiver to Kay for many years as they contended with her Alzheimer’s disease. Though he had growing health challenges these last seven months, he was determined to complete his mission to take care of Kay all he could.

He is survived by his daughter, Lydia Hill of Chapel Hill; son, Loren Hill and his wife Joyce Hill of High Point; and many nieces and nephews, both by blood and by marriage.

A graduate of Trinity High School, Harold retired from the Jamestown branch of the U.S. Postal Service, where he served as both mail carrier and postal clerk for more than 35 years.

Harold served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was shot in the neck as his tour of duty was days from being completed. Told he was eligible for the Purple Heart if he were willing to stay in Korea a few extra days to handle paperwork, he wisely chose to return home instead. His family honored him just a few weeks ago with a replica of the Purple Heart, which he wore proudly.

He loved working in his yard and garden and was proud to show off the grounds of his Sherrill Avenue home, where he and Kay lived for 59 years. He was a talented handyman who took care of nearly every home project for himself and his family.

Visitation will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. The funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, also at Sechrest Funeral Service.

The family wishes to thank the amazing staff of Brookdale Skeet Club Assisted Living in High Point for their care and support these last nine months.

Online condolences may be made at sechrestfunerals.com. Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point is honored to serve the Hill family.