SFC (Ret.) Joshua Hill, Sr.

July 17, 1929December 21, 2013
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Joshua Hill Sr. was born in Thomson, GA on July 17, 1929 to the late Elizabeth Mance and Joshua Hill. He had three older sisters, Mary Frances Hill whom survives him, Annie Lou Hill and Maybelle Hill, both preceded him in death.

He attended McDuffie County Training School and spent the rest of his youth in McDuffie County. He married the love of his life, Johnnie Mae Moore on May 24, 1952. Throughout their marriage, he and Johnnie Mae became the parents of seven children.

Joshua joined the military at age 24. He served in the Vietnam War and served at duty stations such as Giessen Germany, Korea, Ft. Riley Kansas, Ft. Bliss El Paso, Ft. Carson Colorado and Ft. Dix New Jersey. During his 24 years of service he received the Commanders award, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Exceptional Performance award, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the list continues. He retired in 1982 at the rank of SFC in the field of Administration.

Joshua is also preceded in death by a son, Marion Hill and a grandson, Spencer Hill Jr.

SFC (Ret.) Joshua Hill Sr. is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jonnie Mae Hill. Memories of their love will live in her heart always.

His memories will also be cherished by six children, LT. Col (Ret.) Joseph Greg Hill and his wife Pat, Joshua Hill Jr., Kevin Hill, Spencer Hill Sr. and his wife Angela, Mark Hill and his wife Jackie and Cynthia Hill Matthews and her husband Emerson, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Hill family will receive guests for a time of visitation on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen. Burial will follow in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

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SFC (Ret.) Joshua Hill, Sr.

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January 10, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Hill Family. My husband and I worked with Joshua (son) and had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hill, what a pleasant man. I know you will miss him, but will see him again. His memory will never be forgotten. Sincerely, Terry and Elaine Sundwall

Robert&Rosa Hunt

January 1, 2014

May time be a source of healing for my cousin and her family.People pass on, but memory lives on in our hearts forever. Love you.God bless!

Jaleesa James

December 30, 2013

I Love You.
I Miss You.
Until we meet again!

Merlean Ashford

December 30, 2013

To the family of the Late Joshua Hill.

The Lord himself goes before you and he will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31;8

Deborah Ann Sandidge

December 27, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with all the Hill family and friends that have been blessed the chance to know them. Army Strong...I love you all.
Deborah Ann Sandidge

Tracey Hicks

December 27, 2013

Pop was a great man-RIP~until we meet again!!

Kim Mack

December 27, 2013

I'm gonna to miss Pop. I enjoyed the talks, the opportunities I had to learn from him, and the way he loved to tease my mom.

vanessa matthews

December 27, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to you all today....

Bresha Cornelius

December 27, 2013

With love and prayers from your beloved sister Annie Lou Harmon Family. Our heart is with you all even if we are not there. We will cherish the memories that we had with Uncle Josh. Have fun with your BIG sister!

Love, Bresha Cornelius

senta. devin an erika walker

December 27, 2013

Im sso very sorry for your loss. Mr. Hill will be sadly missed. Our prayers are with you an your family.