JOHNNY DAVID HILL, SR.
August 24, 1944 – January 23, 2018
Johnny David Hill, Sr. passed away on January 23, 2018, in his adopted home of Mobile, Alabama. David was born and raised in Lincoln County, Tennessee, where he lived most of his life. He attended school at Bellview and graduated from Blanche High School in 1962. Circumstances prohibited him from attending college, but he worked hard to ensure that his children had the opportunities he did not.
David was a farmer and later a long-haul truck driver. He could build or fix anything he set his mind to. He loved rebuilding and operating heavy equipment and renovating houses. Projects too numerous to list will serve as a lasting testament to his talents. David cherished his memories of accompanying his son to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 1979, when he kept the decommissioned school bus in which the group was traveling running to make the cross-country trip. He was happy to return to the Buffalo Bill Scout Camp in Wyoming with his grandson, Adam, in 2013, where once again he was called upon to repair the vehicle in which the group was traveling. David was also instrumental in assisting Adam in completing his Eagle Scout project
David is survived by his wife, Shirley, his children, Johnny (Faye) Hill and Angela (Bart) Butler, step-son, Rendell (Julie) Drummond, grandchildren, Quinn Hill, Adam Butler, Elliot Hill and his namesake, David Carter Hill, and step-grandchildren Maggie Drummond and Colton Drummond. David is also survived by his brother, Wayne (Agnes) Hill, sister, Joyce (Joe) Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his beloved schnauzer, Luke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Hazel Hill, and sister, Kathy Hill.
Services will be held at Higgins Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with James Strope officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, January, 27, 2018, from noon until the time of service. His cousins, Mack Hill, Stan Hill, Tim Hill, Don Gustin, Jimmy Kay and Jimmy Wolaver will serve as pall bearers, and his friend from the road of many years, Henry Whitaker, will serve as honorary pall bearer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 357, c/o First National Bank, or the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter.
So sorry to hear of your loss. I know David was a wonderful father and will be greatly missed. I regret I will not be able to be with you today. I just want you to know you all are in my thoughts and you will be on my prayer list as you go through this sad time.
I’m sorry to here of the loss of David. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Wish I could be there with all of you.
We worked with David for many years. He was always one of the hardest workers that we knew.. He and Wayne were two of the best!! So sorry to hear of David’s death.. He will be greatly missed
We are saddened to hear of David’s passing and our deepest sympathies go out to his dear family
Worked for david and his family on the farm there at park city was a goid man and a true genious on anything mechanical god bless yal
So sorry for the loss of David he was our neighbor years ago and was a good man and a hard worker. Sincere sympathy goes out to his son Johnny and daughter Angie
Johnny and family, my “Condolences” for loss of your Father. May God comfort all of you during this difficult time.
I am so sorry to learn of your family’s loss. I didn’t know David personally, but have been acquainted with several members of the family over the years. My heart is heavy for you all, and you are in my prayers.