HILL, Sr., James L. “J.L.” “Jimmy” “Jim”, 86, departed into eternal rest May 9, 2021. Born August 14, 1934 in Gay, Georgia and a resident of Dayton since 1951.
He was baptized at an early age, picked cotton, and attended a one-room schoolhouse. Jim loved to ride motorcycles, boats and to drive his RV across the country. He retired from the RTA after 15 years of service, and was previously employed by Liberal Markets. Jim was a long-time member of the Buckeye Explorers RV Club; loved and admired by his fellow members.
Preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Ruby Hill; son, Anthony D. Hill; daughter, Denise Allen; sisters, Cora Mae (Herman) White, Ruby Jewel (L.M.) Spear, Dorothy Mae (Abner) Spear; father- and mother-in-law, Alvin Sr. and Florence T. Smith; brother-in-law, Alvin E. Smith Jr.
His memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife of 66 years, Sylvia Smith-Hill; son, James L. Hill, Jr.; daughters, Terrie Kelly, Deborah (Stephen) Howard; brother-in-law, Stephen (Beverly) Smith; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Walk-through visitation 9-11 am Tuesday, May 18, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5301 Free Pk. Live stream service at 11 am. Link: www.facebook.com/Stream-All-Services-102620271622310/ Rev. Dr. Benjamin E.K. Spear-Hardy officiating, Pastor L.M. Spear, eulogist. Entombment West Memory Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James L. Hill, Sr., please visit our floral store.