VANDUSER - Sherman Joe Hill Sr., 78, died March 6, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Feb. 24, 1930, in St. Louis, to the late Horace S. and Hazel Belle Hatfield Hill, he was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He went to St. Denis Elementary School in Benton, was a 1947 graduate of Morley High School and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston.
On Aug. 24, 1958, at Benton, he married Evelyn Pearson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Joe Hill Jr. of Benton; five daughters, Sherry McGruder of Patton, Charlotte Griffin of Morley, Kim Harms and Donna Alvey of Cape Girardeau and Sarah Hill of Longview, Texas; one sister, Geraldine Keifer of St. Peters; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Hill; and two sisters, Virginia Farley and Frances Carlisle.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church with the Rev. Scott Sunnenberg, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Morley.