Richard E. “Dick” Hill

Richard E. “Dick” Hill, age 90, of Greenville passed away at 8:45 PM on Friday, September 15, 2017, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

He was born December 25, 1926, in York Center, Ohio, to the late Willis W. & Helen (Bitler) Hill. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Mitch Raper; brothers, Walter and Carl Hill; sisters, Pauline Orr, Ruth Adkins and Helen Louise Hill; sisters-in-law, Dottie Hill and Thelma Hill; and brother-in-law, George Reis.

Dick is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce J. (Bell) Hill; children, Kim Raper of Anderson, Indiana, Bev & Tony Titus of Indianapolis, Indiana and Tim & Cheryl Hill of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Molly & Sam Price, Dusty & Michelle Hill, Gabe Raper, Ben & Ann Titus and Blake Titus; great-grandchildren, Annie Price, Will Price, Jacyn Titus, Hattie Titus and Jaxon Hill; brother, Chuck Hill of Dublin, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Hill of Marion, Ohio, Brenda Webster of Columbus, Ohio, Cheryl Reis of Dublin, Ohio and Ruth Bell of Portsmouth, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dick served in the U.S. Army during WWII in which he was a Private First Class in the 185 2nd Area Service Unit. He owned and operated Dick Hill Insurance Service in Greenville from 1966 to 1992. Dick was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville, Greenville American Legion and Greenville Moose Lodge. He was former Past Master of the Gettysburg Grange.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be held at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Japheth Bear and Rev. Don Myers officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home, followed by full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Christian Church or State of the Heart Care.

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