Raymond Harold Hill
October 3, 1922 – July 20, 2019
Raymond Harold Hill, resident of Montgomery, Alabama, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, passed on to his heavenly home on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Atria Assisted Living, Sugar Land, Texas, at the age of 96 years.
The most important thing to know about Raymond Hill is that he was above all else a leader. The recipient of 3 Purple Hearts during his deployment during WWII as well as 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren, and an all-around amazing family. His driving motivator in life was the well being of those he held close to him. In 1940 Ray began his career at the Hager Hinge Company, working his way from a factory worker making .25 cents an hour, up to Assistant Vice-President of Manufacturing with his career officially ending in 1994. Ray loved helping people, showing them how to survive on their own, enabling those he came in contact with to succeed. Whether it was regarding their work, home life, or golf swing, he honed his leadership skills during his time in the Marines and was able to implement them his entire life through. He was loved by all and will be missed by even more.
There was nothing this man could not do. Once he had decided the best course of action, he would follow through with his plans exuding confidence and pristine skill whether he was storming a beach, building a house, or putting up a swing in a tree. Ray Hill was guaranteed to get the job done right the first time.
Ray was a man of many qualities, joyous seems to outshine the rest. Taking his grandkids on trips around the golf course as they grew up, winning card games against his friends and family, or kicking back to watch a good game of college football, he truly knew how to enjoy life to the fullest.
He will be sadly missed by: His daughters Nancy Roques, Christine and her husband Donald Schneider, his grandchildren; Tiffany Schneider and her fiance Brett Sanders as well as her twin brother Nicholas Schneider and his wife Brennan Weiland and his 2 great-grandchildren Grayson and Logan Weiland-Schneider.
He was predeceased by his wife; Eileen Flynn Hill, long-time companion; Erica Hodson, his brothers; Clarence Hill and Robert Hill, his sister, Edith Phillips, his Mom; Ollie West Hill, his mother-in-law; Mildred Flynn and father-in-law; William Flynn as well as many others.
Funeral service to be held on Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 26, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Condolences may be offered at www.hoffmeistersouthcounty.com
- Visitation-Hoffmeister South County Chapel Friday, July 26, 2019
- Funeral Service-Hoffmeister South County Chapel Saturday, July 27, 2019
- Commital Service-Mount Hope Cemetery Saturday, July 27, 2019