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Obituary for Jimmy Hill

Jimmy Leroy Hill, 78, joined his wife in heaven on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Jimmy was born on December 3, 1932 in Sparta, TN to the late Fred Clay and Hattie Mae (Stewart) Hill. From 1952-1955, Jimmy served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was stationed in Austria. After moving to Muncie, Jimmy and Donna (Hyder) married on January 3, 1953.
Jimmy was an inspector for Warner Gear for 43 years. While also working at Warner Gear he was employed as a route deliverer for The Star Press for 30 years. Jimmy enjoyed boating, water skiing, and golfing. He was also a member of the UAW #287 and Borg Warner Sympathy Club. Jimmy also needs to be acknowledged for his dedication in the Ball Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
Jimmy is survived by his 3 loving daughters: Kathy S. Hill; Linda L. Martin; and Karen Y. Beaty (husband, Steve), all of Muncie; 4 grandchildren: Philip D. Martin, Jr. (wife, Lindsey) of Indianapolis; Alex J. Martin; Melissa H. Beaty; and Kyle S. Beaty, all of Muncie; 2 great-grandchildren: Kalen A. Martin of Muncie and Madelyn E. Martin of Indianapolis; 3 brothers: Billy J. Hill (wife, Joyce) of MI; Donald C. Hill of TN; and David O. Hill (wife, Dorrie) of MI; and several nephews and nieces.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; wife Donna of 35 years; 5 brothers: Fred L.; J. Doug; Roby C.; John C.; and Tony E. Hill; and sister Zula M. Hill.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Garden View Funeral Home, 10501 N. State Rd. 3, Muncie. The funeral service will be on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with military rites honored by the Veteran’s of Delaware County Honor Guard. If you would like to sign the online guest book and send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.gardenviewandgardensofmemory.com.

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