James (Jim) Henry Hill, of Flat Rock, went peacefully in his sleep to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his residence.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late James Newil and Eula Mae Hill. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jane McCraw Hill.
A graduate of Flat Rock School, he retired from DuPont and Agfa. He was a devoted caregiver to his wife and was a wonderful grandfather. He loved farming, attended Maranatha Baptist Church, and was a lifetime member of Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue. Big Daddy loved life and his greatest joy was making others laugh. His generous nature kept all who knew him in fresh vegetables. He was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his loving children; two sons, Dennis Hill and wife, Tracie, and Darin Hill and his wife, Rhonda; two daughters, Nancy Thornburg and her husband, Ron, and Glenda Nix and her husband, Tony; three brothers, Charles Hill, Gerald Hill, and Frank Hill; four sisters, Jean Jackson, Sibyl Staton, Sharon Amos, and Faye King; his grandchildren, Cassie Casto and her husband, Ryan, Cody Dalton, Mike Thornburg, Lauren Ownbey and her husband, Jared, Jacob Nix, Adam Nix, Skyler Hill, Tanner Hill, Kurt Hill and his wife, Megan, and Justin Hill; his great-grandchildren, Lance Hill, Joanna Ownbey, and Sawyer Casto.
The extended family members of both James and his wife are too numerous to list but were all a part of his heart and life. He loved family and was blessed with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and his special friends from his DuPont family.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maranatha Baptist Church. The Rev. D. Lewis Staton, his brother-in-law and lifelong friend, will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 today at Maranatha Baptist Church, and at other times will be at the home of Tony and Glenda Nix.
Jim was such a nice, kind man. I worked with him at DuPont for over 10 years and he was quiet, yet funny. I miss the “family of DuPont” and feel like he was a brother to me. I pray that the family take comfort in knowing that Jim is living and loving his new life.j
Your entire family will be in the thoughts and prayers of my family. James always brought laughter and smiles whenever I had the opportunity to be around him. May God bring great comfort to you in the memories of his life.
I had the pleasure of knowing Big Daddy during the 4 months I spent with him while working in Hendersonville. His kindness and help will always be with me. I am thankful to have known him, and I know he will be missed by many, including myself. My gratitude to him is immense.
We have you all in our prayers and will miss Jim. He was a great friend.
Charles & Dixie Nelson
May GOD be with you and your families in this time of your loss. Proverbs 3:5-6 will give you a word to know that GOD is with you. I worked with Jim at DuPont for many years. He was a good friend. JIM RITTER
The Hill family,
Our thoughts and prayers go to you as we receive word of your loss.
Our sympathy to the family of Mr. Hill.. we know he must have been a wonderful man, he certainly has a wonderful family .. may God comfort as only he can..we are sorry we could not attend the services.
There is no way to say how sorry we are about such loving and fun person.James was always the same kind person and always taking the time not only for his family but everyone he met. i grew up with the Hill family and i love them all.Jeff and family are in fla.but wanted to tell all plus Darin he sents his love.so does Jon and his family.love always and always remember,the love of GOD…
I have know James and his family for years , he will be missed by all . We will keep him in our hearts always . Family and friends have my deepest sympathy .
Nancy, Glenda and Dennis;
Just a note to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.