James E. Hill

19351111 –


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James E. Hill passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 7:30 PM Monday, March 5, 2018 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 82 years on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 10 AM at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. 

James was born on November 11, 1935 to James S. and Willie (Lanier) Hill in Collin County, TX. He served in the Marine Corps from 1954-1958. On October 7, 1961, James married the love of his life, Carolyn Dunagan in Lubbock. He worked as a farmer and then became a millwright for Ralston Purina for a number of years, after which he started his own millwright business, where he found much success. Following his retirement, Jim continued to work as a consultant for several companies across the state. Jim always enjoyed attending New Deal ISD events and activities. He was a devoted fan, and he definitely added meaning to the term Lion Pride. One of his favorite hobbies was “schooling” people on how to play 42! He was known to everyone as a hard working, honest man.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of New Deal; three sons, Max Hill and wife Angelee, Mark Hill, and Matt Hill and wife Julie, all of Lubbock; two granddaughters, Rylea and Rhett Hill; six step-grandchildren; 10 step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Harrell and husband Jim of Colorado City, and Lana Harrison and husband Ronnie of GA; one brother, Jacky Hill and wife Jane of Brenham; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Bill, Jerry, Ray and Dennis Hill, and sister, Sharon Pickard.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Joe Arrington Cancer Center, 4101 22nd Pl, Lubbock, TX 79410.


5 thoughts on “James E. Hill”

  1. Linda Clinton Ewing

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers of condolence for Carolyn and all the family. Rest well dear sweet cousin.

  2. The Bigham Family

    Dear Hill Family,
    We are saddened to hear of your loss. Mr. Hill was certainly a “fixture” of New Deal ISD, ALL ND Lion sports and the community. His presence at each event was a source of encouragement to students and parents alike and showed his passion and pride in His Lion Team! Mr. Hill will be sorely missed. May you all find comfort in the special memories you shared during his wonderful life and in the legacy that lives on in each of you. With sincere sympathy,

  3. Jeanne Hartsfield

    Max, Mark, Matt and Carolyn my deepest sympathy on the loss of this wonderful man. May God grant you comfort and peace.

  4. Barbara Fulton

    Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Jim was one of the good ones and I know you all had a wonderful life together. It is always hard when it has to come to an end. I hope the wonderful memories you made together will bring you some type of peace and comfort. May God bless you and strengthen you as you go through the difficult times ahead.
    I love you.

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