It is with regret we announce the passing of Leland “Sam” Hill, age 88, of Fayetteville, TN. Sam died at his home in the early hours on Friday, April 10, 2020.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5 PM until 7 PM on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home. Interment will be in Westmoreland Memorial Park in Greensburg, PA in the spring of 2021.
Mr. Hill was born on March 23, 1932 in Harrison City, PA to the late Stella Baughman Hill and Jacob Hill. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Willa Mae Hixson Hill, his parents, and his sister, Marilyn Hill Murdock. Survivors include his two children and their spouses, Gregg and Cynthia (Shrader) Hill of Fayetteville, TN, and Kim (Hill) Fields and Ed Fields of Dallas, TX. He is the grandfather of four grandchildren, Travis (Drew) Bennett, Logan Hill, and Teddy and Thomas Fields and many nieces and nephews.
Leland grew up in Yukon, PA and graduated from Sewickley Township High School in Herminie, PA, class of 1950. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Air Force. Leland was retired from Copperweld Southern where he enjoyed a long career from March 1960 until March 1996, including 18 years as Plant Engineer at the Copperweld facility in Fayetteville. He was a lifelong Methodist, first belonging to Downtown United Methodist Church in Madison, PA and later First United Methodist in Fayetteville, TN. He was a beloved father, grandfather, and uncle. He was avid gardener and golfer and enjoyed seeing pictures of his great nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 200 Elk Avenue North, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or Madison United Methodist Church, 254 Main Street, Madison, PA 15663.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Leland “Sam” Hill.