John William Hill, 84, of Salisbury went home to be with his Lord on November 10, 2017 at his home after a courageous fight with cancer.
John was born on February 20, 1933 in Salisbury to the late John Hill and Sadie Ludwig Hill. A 1952 graduate of Boyden High, he served in the U.S. Air Force, one year in the Korean War, and received two bronze stars, he retired from Rowan Cabarrus Community College after 25 years. John loved the Lord, he was a Deacon for 25 years, taught Sunday School for 28 years, sang in the choir for 34 years, and had 15 years perfect attendance. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Kannapolis. John loved going to Surf City to fish, doing things with his Grandchildren, wood working, and he especially liked making rocking horses and giving them to children. He was also an avid follower of UNC basketball.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Harry, Henry, James and one sister, Mary.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Barbara Ervin Hill. Sons; Mike (Debbie) of Concord, Dale (Pam) of Faith, and Danny (Melissa) of Rockwell. Grandchildren; Matthew, Christopher, Nathan, Nicholas, and Isabella. Brother; Norman Hill of Salisbury and Sister; Connie Hill of Salisbury.
Service: Graveside rites will be held at Rowan Memorial Park at 11:00 AM on November 13, 2017 with the Rev. Jeff Cole officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Lyerly Volunteer Honor Guard.
Memorials: Memorials can be made to Rowan Hospice and Pallative Care, 720 Grove Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Rowan Memorial Park
Monday November 13th, 2017
4125 Franklin Community Center Road
Salisbury, NC 28144
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So sorry to hear of John's passing. We had great times of Fellowship at Rockwell. Please know we are praying for you and hold to the promises that we will see him again. Love you!! Brad and Audra Bradway
Submitted by Audra Bradway on Nov 15 2017 10:39:00 AM
It was good to John at our 65th reunion . So sorry of his passing. Bob Elium
Submitted by Bob Elium on Nov 12 2017 02:05:15 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Harold and Dot Goodman. John and Karen Girdler
Submitted by Harold and Dot Goodman, John and Karen Girdler on Nov 12 2017 08:11:06 AM
Prayers to Barbara and the family. Enjoyed working with John and also miss all of you at church. Thought a lot of him!
Submitted by Steve and Debbie Hopkins on Nov 11 2017 10:05:06 PM
Our Prayers are with the family. John was well loved and respected... Benny & Brenda Vickrey Lexington, NC
Submitted by Benny Vickrey on Nov 11 2017 08:40:42 PM
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