John T. Hill – Wake Forest Obituary

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John T. Hill

Dec 26, 2015

John Turner Hill, 72, of Rock Hill, SC, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC.

John was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and worshipped regularly at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Brevard, NC while staying at the family mountain home in Brevard. He was a life member of the Rock Hill Masonic Lodge #111 and he served in the Army National Guard.

John graduated from Murdoch International Cotton School in Memphis, TN and then attended Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He spent his career in the textile industry working for several manufacturers and retired from Springs Industries as the Director of Cotton Purchasing.

A graveside service will be at 2pm on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisburg, NC with Pastor Gary McNair officiating.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Judith Holden Hill; his children, James Wilson Hill and his wife, Tyla of Clemson, SC and Jocie Hill Tiedeman and her husband, Clay of Alpharetta, GA; his grandchildren, Clare Elizabeth Hill and Kate Ballard Hill, both of Clemson, Wesley Edward Tiedeman and Clayton Elizabeth Tiedeman, both of Alpharetta, GA; his sister, Barbara Hill Wilder and her husband Barry of Knightdale, NC; his sisters-in-law, Ginny Holden Keith and her husband, Charles and Deborah Young Holden; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Susan W. Hill and Jesse Wilbur Hill; and his brother, Jesse Wilbur Hill, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Hill’s name to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732; or to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 645 Bert Lane Road, Brevard, NC 28712; or to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Flat Rock Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)

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