James H. Hill

October 6, 1923July 21, 2020

James Harold Hill Sr., 96 of Hot Springs, AR, formerly of Little Rock, left us to be with the Lord on July 21, 2020 after recently suffering two strokes.

He was born in Haywood County, TN on October 6, 1923 to James Walter Hill and Gladys Overton Hill , the eldest of 5 children. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Francis Sledge and Barbara Faust. He was also preceded in death by wives, Gloria an d Aileen He is survived by his brothers, David Hill (Panama City Florida) and Van Hill (Franklin, Tennessee); his son, James H. Hill, Jr. (Betty), daughter, Nancy Keeton (Ronnie); grandchildren, Meredith Robinson, Hayley Keeton, Brad Hill, Hillary Scerbo, Rusty Keeton and 13 great grandchildren.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs.

Jim was a proud and patriotic US Army veteran having served during World War II in France and Germany. Jim arrived in Little Rock in 1953 opening Ball & Hill Rug Cleaners. He later opened Hill's Carpet & Drapery, retail business, and Commercial Carpet Contractor's.

Active in community affairs, he was a member of the Jaycees of Greater Little Rock, served as president of the National Institute of Rug Cleaners , 32nd degree Mason, President of the Optimist Club of Greater Little Rock, as a Board Chairman of Better Business Bureau of AR, and Chairman of the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock.

He was an avid golfer, horse racing enthusiast, and would rather dance than eat. He loved his Westshores Retirement Center family and they loved him. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Jim will be laid to rest at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Memorial Park, 7724 Landers Rd., in North Little Rock, AR. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial gift to the charity of your choice.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020



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Heather Green

July 23, 2020

Uncle Jimmy was an amazing man... he was kind, loving, and had the biggest heart. It's been a while since we had seen each other, but the last memory I have is when he came to Nashville to visit my dad, his youngest brother for his birthday. We all went to dinner, and we had the best time talking about old times when we would come to visit him or when we had family reunions. He met my children for the first time and acted like he'd known them for years. He joked with them and it truly blessed me. I loved his smile and his love for his family. He will be truly missed. I know he's in heaven smiling down on us all. Love to all of the Hill family during this difficult time. I will miss seeing you, but will visit you all very soon. God Bless 💗

Charlotte Harper

July 22, 2020

Jimmy and Nancy,
Your father is in my memory from the time he was filming our Girl's Auxillary Programs to his dancing at every wedding that he had the chance. May God provide peace to your heart at this difficult time.
My Sincere Sympathy, Charlotte Harper North Carolina


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