James Hill

Hardin | Thursday, March 24 2022 |

James (Jim) Franklin Hill born August 22nd, 1947 in Hardin, Illinois, passed away at Jersey Community Hospital on Wednesday, March 24th, 2022.

Jim was the son of the late Silas and Lucille (Johnson) Hill and was one of nine children. He was united in Holy Matrimony to Jacqueline (Jackie) Hill and their Union was blessed with two children.

Jim was a retired member of the Steel Workers Union and was an employee of Breden’s 66 Service Station, Hamptom Amusements, Lorsbach Trucking, and the Wood River Dome. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, Jackie, especially at the Barefoot. He spent his free time with his family and watching/attending sporting events. Many people will remember Jim as Mr. Warrior, a number one fan. Football was his favorite sport to watch; every Friday night during football season you could find Jim at the 35-yard line.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Lucile, his wife, Jackie. A brother, Denny, and three sisters: Linda, Mary, and Catherine.

He is survived by his daughter, Liz (Richard) Lehr, and his son, Steve (Rachel) Hill. A brother, Mike Hill, and sisters, Norma Kyle, Ruth Snelson, and Earlita Howland. And his four beloved granddaughters, Macie, Kennedy, Madison, and Jaelyn, and one great-grandson, Liam.

The family would like to thank the employees of the Calhoun Nursing Home and the Jersey Community Hospital for all of the exceptional care they provided him.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at Gress, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin.

Funeral Service will be Friday, April 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Gress, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Hardin.

Private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials out to Warrior Pride or the Calhoun Volunteer Ambulance.

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Obit Provided By:
Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home

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