Mr. James Ira “Jimmy” Hill, 84, of Shallotte, NC formerly of Palm Harbor, FL passed away on Saturday the nineteenth of September 2020 in the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Life Care Center, Bolivia, NC.
Born in Zephyrhills, FL on the eighth of May 1936, Jimmy was a son of the late Felton and Maude Hancock Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Hill, two sisters, Mildred Kennedy and Ruby Butler.
After high school, Jimmy joined the US Army and served in the Korean War. After returning from the war he began a distinguished career with the Florida Highway Patrol and retired as a homicide investigator after twenty-five years of service. He then was employed with the Days Auto Body Shop for twenty years and then moved to North Carolina where he worked for his brother in law, Dale Hewett Construction for several years. His hobbies include deer hunting, fishing and golf.
Surviving are his loving wife, Cindy M. Hill; a son, James J. Hill and wife Lisa of Dade City, FL; a daughter, Laura Hill of Dade City, FL; a granddaughter, Kendall Hill; nephews, Buster (Eileen), Steve (Julie), Richard (Peggy) and a niece, Susie Pippen (Robert).
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the third of October 2020 in United Vision Pentecostal Church where he and Cindy attended. Military honors will be performed by the US Army. The family will receive friends with refreshments following the service in the church fellowship building.
The family requests with gratitude that donations be made in Jimmy’s name to Lower Cape Fear Hospice who took such great care of him in his last days. Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, www.lifecare.org.
Online condolences are encouraged and may be sent to the family at www.fulwoodfuneralservice.com
Michael J Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee, 910-471-5441
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