|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1915|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 2009|
Funeral services for Walter Lee Hill, 94, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 from Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Somerville with Rev. J.K. "Tim" Bruegger officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville. Visitation will begin at 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present between 6-8 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville. Walter died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care Hospital in Temple.
Walter Lee Hill was born Sept. 22, 1915 in Somerville, the son of John C. and Matilda (Harker) Hill. He attended Somerville schools and later moved to Baytown. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and served in Australia and in the Philippine Islands during World War II. After being discharged, he returned to Baytown and continued his work for Humble Oil Refining Company, which later became Exxon. Walter learned to repair watches at the Houston School of Horology and that became a hobby of his for many years. While living in Baytown, Walter became a licensed pilot and owned several airplanes. He was a principle organizer of the Civil Air Patrol in the Baytown Area. Walter retired from Exxon in 1979 and moved to his ranch in Washington County where he lived for several years until his failing health required him to sell his cattle and move to Somerville. Being a veteran was always important to him and he was a member of the Baytown American Legion and the Marion Mays American Legion Post #455 of Somerville.
Walter is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois McGregor Hill; two brothers, Grover C. Hill and Colly Hill; and a sister, Juanita Hill Schatz.
Survivors include his children; son, John Robert Hill of Baytown; daughters Darla Hill McCauley of Highlands and Judy Hill of Dallas, step-son Gene Woodrow Jasper and wife Kathy of Florida; grandchildren, Stephanie McCauley and husband Bryan Martinez of Pearland, Steven McCauley and wife Brooke King of Mart, and step-grandchildren, Mick Jasper and wife and Taft Jasper, both of Florida; his sister, Ella Jeanette Murphy of Mineral Wells and a brother Jim Hill of Brenham; along with several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Edith Virginia West Hill (1914 - 1998)*
Lois McGregor Hill (1924 - 2006)*
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Record added: Oct 13, 2009
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