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Bob Hill

February 21, 1929 — November 16, 2019

Marion-Bobby Charles Hill, 90, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Bobby was born on February 21, 1929 in Crab Orchard to Clyde and Hazel (Chester) Hill.  He married Bernetta Swan on May 24, 1952.  She preceded him in death on September 14, 2011.

Bobby was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.  He was a graduate of Crab Orchard High School and started working for Olin and Austin Powder.  Bobby then started working for SIU in the Grounds Dept in the late 60s, later receiving his Operating Engineers License and worked at the SIU physical plant until his retirement.  He was a member of the Crab Orchard United Methodist Church and an avid Cardinals and Saluki fan.  For the past eight years, Bobby resided at Angel Acres and enjoyed spending time with the McDonald’s Coffee Club and the Marion Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include:

Son-Jeffrey Hill of Marion

Daughter-Leah Hill of Marion

Grandsons-Jonathan Gravatt, Justin Gravatt and Jared Gravatt all of Marion

Brother-Jerry Hill of Benton

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Jared Gravatt officiating.  Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Angel Acres for the last eight years.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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