SIKESTON -- Gene Foster Hill, 82, died at 9:33 a.m. Dec. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Feb. 19, 1923, in Bloomfield, son of the late Claude Hill and Jessie Sifford Hill Yeakey, he had been a truck driver for 23 years for Valley Steel Corporation of St. Louis. He had also been a farmer and worked for a number of years as a supervisor for the University of Missouri Extension Division Experimental Farm south of Sikeston. He was a member of Teamster's Local Union 688 of St. Louis.
On Oct. 30, 1943, in Sikeston, he married Maxine Shelby who survives of the home in Sikeston.
Other survivors include: one son and his fiancee, Jimmy Mac Hill and Angel Smith of Nunnelly, Tenn.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Charlotte and Rich Slavings of Benton and Sharon Sue Hill of the home; one brother, Ernest Yeakey of Austin, Texas; and six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One brother, Dolph Hill; and one sister, Elvada Winders, also preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. until time for services at 1 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The Rev. Bob Medlock of Sikeston will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Brian Brinker, Corey Slavings, Derrick Slavings, Kevin Slavings, Jay Freeman, Gary Ryan and Jeff Winders.
may be made to
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-1942