IN THE CARE OF

×

Berry Highland South

OBITUARY

Michael Earl Hill

May 4, 1962September 18, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

On September 18, 2021, Michael E. “Poppa” Hill of Knoxville, TN, 59, known for taking brief naps while driving, finally took the long nap to meet Jesus, leaving behind his headstrong wife of 24 years, Debra Hill; his ten children: Jami Ashe and wife, Desiree; Erin Ashe; Elijah Hill; Mark Ethan Hill and wife, Vanessa, Isaac Hill, Brijah Hill, Allie Hill, Michael Hill, Makiah Hill and Makady Hill; his nine grandchildren: Madeline Ashe, Jamakas McClellan, Matthew Ashe, Keaton Ashe, Bella Ashe, Noah Grace Ashe, Lauren Ashe, Landon Hill and Izayah Hill; and two great grandchildren: Amia Cox and Emilia McCorkle.He is survived by his mother Gayle McCullough and husband, Jim; his two sisters, Shelley and Kori; his father Norris Hill and wife, Diana; his two brothers, Casey and Brandon; and his nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Dorothy Hoos; his aunt Judy Rhondas; and also several old vans and rusty work trucks. Mike worked for more than 15 years for Fred Harvey, plumbing and wiring houses, squirming through crawlspaces and generally having a good time. He enjoyed drawing, reading science fiction and fantasy, and even published his own fantasy novel, Lord Emberstone's Quest. We will miss his persistence and strength which carried and protected his family and his loud snores which kept him and the rest of us awake all night. Sleep well, Poppa! Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Berry Highland South, from 5pm-7pm.

  • FAMILY

  • Earl and Dorothy Hoos, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Judy Rhondas, Aunt (deceased)
  • Debra HIll, Wife
  • Jami Ashe (Desiree), Son
  • Erin Ashe, Daughter
  • Elijah Hill, Son
  • Mark Ethan Hill (Vanessa), Son
  • Issac Hill, Son
  • Brijah Hill, Daughter
  • Allie Hill, Daughter
  • Michael Hill, Son
  • Makiah Hill, Son
  • Makady Hill, Daughter
  • Madeline Ashe, Jamakas McClellan, Matthew Ashe, Keaton Ashe, Bella Ashe, Noah Grace Ashe,Lauren Ashe, Landon Hill and Izayah Hill, Grandchildren
  • Amia Cox, Great Grandchild
  • Emilia McCorkle, Great Grandchild
  • Gayle McCullough (Jim), Mother
  • Norris Hill (Diana), Father
  • Casey and Brandon, Brothers
  • Shelley and Kori, Sisters
  • Poppa Mike also leaves behind his nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

Memories

Michael Earl Hill

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Vance and Donna Sherwood

September 25, 2021

To all of Mike's beloved family: Mike fixed things, all kinds of things, and we were grateful to have him in our lives. We know you will miss him terribly, and we are sorry. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.

Donna Noron

September 24, 2021

Michael this is your friend Jacobs Mother . We just wonted to say . We are Soo sorry for your loose of your father . We will miss seeing you guys at Kroger , your Dad was such a nice man.

kevin beshaw

September 22, 2021

mike was a really good man and will be truly missed. Had the pleasure to work with him on several occasions and he was nothing but kind and big hearted. could always ask him questions and he would be happy to help teach the knowledge he had acquired over the years. will miss seeing him pulling up in the big white van. he worked hard for his family as they came first. prayers and hugs for his family. may you rest in piece my friend.

Patti Quinn

September 21, 2021

Mike was our son's caregiver many years ago and one of the best we ever had. He was a gentle giant whose compassion knew no limit and we still speak fondly of him in our family. Prayers and condolences to the family as they mourn this special man.

Brandon Hill

September 20, 2021

You were with me through my most treasured memories, I will not forget.

Diana Hill

September 20, 2021

We will miss your sweet smile and warm heart. Mike was a good husband father, son, and brother. We all love you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY