|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1920|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1995|
Grandpa was a wonderful man who enjoyed helping people and building things. He was a Master Carpenter and built such things as a second story on their house, a 5th-wheel trailer, as well as a work-shop/garage. He worked at Allis-Chalmers most of his life and spent many years building custom cabinets as a second job.
He was in the Army Air Force from 1941 until 1946 or 47, and when he left, he was a Master Sergeant. Grandpa told mom that there had been a typhoon on Okinawa that washed away a lot of the food. All that was left was cans of food scattered around. That was all good except none of them had any labels so when a can was opened, whatever was in it was what they ate!
Shelby is the son of Sarah Eleanor "Ella" (Murrah) Hill and Roy O. Hill, and Leon Carpenter, stepfather. He had 7 brothers and sisters; Glenn Eldon Hill, Gordon Murrah Hill, Mildred Irene Hill, Ruby Leona Hill, Helen Alfrieda Carpenter, Alan Leon, and Donald Dean.
Grandpa was a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. He married Grandma (Frances) September 1, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kansas, by a Justice of the Peace. They met while she was in nurses training. He was the brother of her room-mate, Helen, and once Grandma saw his picture, she knew he was for her. They started writing each other and on his furloughs they would meet. Back then, you couldn't be married and be a nurse so she quit nursing school and they started a family. They have 7 children. Shirley, Jim, Phyllis and husband Joe, Sharon and husband Steve, Joyce, Roy, and Judy and husband John. At the time of writing this, he has 10 grandchildren (1 deceased, Michael Lopez) and their spouses, and 11 great grandchildren.
Thank you M Blanco-Shore for sponsoring his memorial!
Roy Olan Hill (1883 - 1920)
Sarah Eleanor Murrah Hill (1885 - 1969)
Sharon Sue Hill Kokkinakis (1950 - 2009)*
Glenn Eldon Hill (1913 - 1994)*
Gordon Murrah Hill (1914 - 1988)*
Mildred Irene Hill Hicks (1917 - 1982)*
Ruby Leona Hill Scott (1918 - 2002)*
Shelby Cloyd Hill (1920 - 1995)
Helen Alfreida Carpenter Staton (1924 - 1999)**
Alan Leon Carpenter (1927 - 2013)**
Donald Dean Carpenter (1929 - 2015)**
Floral Hills Cemetery
Created by: Sherry
Record added: May 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8740143