Russell Pylap "Hillbilly" Hill, Jr.

August 2, 1964May 31, 2021

Russell Pylap “Hillbilly” Hill, Jr., 56, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 31, 2021.

He was born on August 2, 1964 in Springfield, the son of the late Russell Pylap and Marilyn Jean (Edwards) Hill.

Russell was self-employed doing landscaping and concrete work. Russell had a love for all people and all things nature. He helped anyone who was in need and took care of animals that were brought his way. Russell was a loving, caring, kind and thoughtful person. He ensured that those around him had all they needed, even if it meant he would go without. Russell was well liked and admired by many. His confidence and humor kept you at ease and entertained. He was a peacemaker and tried to live his life according to the Bible! He prayed for the health, happiness, and safety of his family, friends, pets, and enemies. He read his Bible daily and his favorite time of the day was morning. He’d eat his breakfast and drink his coffee while watching the birds at the feeders in his front yard. Russell was a blessing and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by 2 sisters, Brenda Hill, and Carol Hill, both of Springfield; a brother Gabriel Hill of Springfield; an uncle Dean Cox of IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Sandy Hill; a brother Aaron Hill; a step-brother Ronnie Jungers, his companion Colleen Rogers; and a step-son Josh.

Arrangements are under the directions of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield. A Private burial will take place at Buckhart Cemetery in Buckhart, IL.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Russell Pylap "Hillbilly" Hill, Jr.

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Jim & Jenny Miller

June 10, 2021

Hillbilly was a good friend and neighbor. He kept our yard looking good & would come down and sit and talk and just hang out. He is missed already. RIP Hillbilly.

Vickie Ellison

June 10, 2021

I miss you

Laura Hartin

June 9, 2021

He was a sweet and loving person. Will be missed greatly!

Jenny Mann

June 9, 2021

You were amazing and unique. You will be missed by many. RIP dear friend.