|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1903|
|Death: ||Nov., 1985|
Gene was born to Carey and Anna Franklin Hill, one of twelve children. He made his home in Oklahoma, lastly in the Lima area. His first marriage to Clemmie Edwards Hill parented a son and daughter: Thelma Edwards Hill Ray, and Alphonso Edwards Hill. His second Union was with Seporia Jefferson Hill, who survives him, along with all twelve children. The children from this union: Billy, Joyce, Jewel, Alma Jean, Herman, Palzetta, Gladys, Lydia, Jimmy and Johnna Fay Hill. Also surviving him are his Grandchildren and extended family.
Gene was preceded in death by several siblings before moving to Oklahoma. In the surrounding area were his sisters, Georgia Blanton, Rosie Patterson, and Hattie Harding, who all attended the First Baptist Church of Lima.
A Brother, Rev. Blanton H. Hill lived a short distance away in the Seminole area. One brother, Burl Hill Sr. passed away in Oklahoma. The baby sister, Beatrice Northernweather made her home in California, where she was an actress.
Gene suffered from a disease that affected his hands, but as the other Hills, that was not to stop him from loving and serving his Savior. He remained active in church, and sat proudly as his children followed in the way of the Lord. Seporia worked outside of Lima, but Gene parented his children, Grandchildren, Neices, Nephews and neighbors. Usually a few words from him, made a bad situation good. As his Brother Rev. B.H. Hill, he visited his sisters often on that cheerful porch. Their laughter was addicting. Gene could tell stories and quickly grab the attention of anyone. Having such a large family never stopped the Hill parents from allowing overnight stays, hugh meals, and awesome stories for his neices and nephews that loved them dearly. A nephew, JD Hardin was especially close to Gene. So many times we have to see loved ones answer the call of God, and cannot always feel the loss without tears, but as promised, "Joy comes in the Morning." When stories from days of old are discussed now, it is with few tears, but large smiles.
Created by: Gsharon710
Record added: Jun 21, 2011
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Thank you my Uncle for the memories, and yes, even the wild stories. I love you.|
Sharon Gabriel Frazier
Added: Jun. 21, 2011