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Ray Franklin Hill
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Birth: May 23, 1932
Death: Jan. 7, 2007

Ray F. Hill

After spending the day surrounded by his family, Ray Hill, age 74, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of January 7, 2007, and was reunited once again with his beloved wife, Carol.

Ray was born on May 23, 1932, in Vernon, TX to Pete and Johnnie Hill. After graduating from Poly H.S. in Ft. Worth, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, where he was selected to the All-Marine Corps Football Team. After two years he returned to Ft. Worth to attend TCU on a football scholarship, graduating in 1955. While at TCU, he met and married his wife of 49 1/2 years, Carol Gilby Hill. He remained active in the TCU Letterman's Association, Frog Club, and Alumni Association and in 2000, was inducted into the TCU Letterman's Hall of Fame.

Following graduation, Ray coached at New Mexico Military Institute, Birdville H.S. in Ft. Worth and Abilene Cooper before beginning a more than 31 year career with State Farm Insurance.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Carol and is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law and five grandchildren: Cynthia and Jerry Gilbreath of Austin and their daughter Melissa; Kathy and Steve Emanuel of Austin and their daughters Kelly Wylie and Kendall Wylie and son, Tyler Emanuel; Elizabeth and Rene Tamez of Houston and their daughter Emily. Ray is also survived by his brother Percy Hill and his wife Zoe of Ft. Worth; brothers-in-law Dr. Ralph Gilby and wife Pat of Wilmington, DE and Lee Gilby and wife Pat of Burton; sister-in-law Dumpy Gilby of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. William McCarron and his partners at the Austin Heart Hospital; Dr. Michael Shapiro and his partners at Pulmonary Critical Care Consultants of Austin; Rene Coats at the Austin Heart Hospital Coumadin Clinic and the nurses at Seton Hospital ICU, for their skilled and loving care of our father and grandfather. We would also extend our thanks to the pallbearers, Dr. James Atkinson, Dr. William Frick, David Ferguson, Harold McKinney, Jay Lawrence and J.B. Goolsby.

Visitation will be held at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007, with funeral services on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78750. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/ Capital Parks Cemetery.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in Ray's name to the TCU Frog Club, TCU Box 297140, Ft. Worth, TX 76129; (817) 257-7700 or to Bethany United Methodist Church. [Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 1/10/2007.] 
Family links: 
  Percy Dee HILL (1910 - 1996)
  Johnnie Fay Benson Hill (1914 - 2000)
  Carol Gilby Hill (1934 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum
Travis County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Annette Foster Ditto
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Jan 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17378998
Ray Franklin Hill
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Ray Franklin Hill
Added by: Jacquie Demsky Wilson
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- Richard Mayo
 Added: Oct. 1, 2012
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
- John Christeson
 Added: Jan. 10, 2007

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