WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. -- John W. Hill, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 21, 2011, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville.
Born Sept. 11, 1928, in Sikeston, to the late Marvin and Lena Godwin Hill, he was a maintenance engineer for Hart's Bakery in Sikeston, retiring in 1979. He later worked as a manager for the Union 76 Truck Stop in Ridgetop.
On Dec. 7, 1967, in Sikeston, he married Vernell Garrison, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Michael (Stephanie) Hill of White House; one stepson, Steve Wirth of Madison; one daughter, Joann Loos of Lebanon, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Lisa Hammond of Toronto, Canada; one brother, Bill (Barbara) Hill of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and two sisters, Bessie McElyea and Betty (Lloyd) Roth, both of Cape Girardeau. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Alex Hill, Logan Hill and Holli Hill, all of White House, and Derrick Hammond and Clinton Hammond, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Willis Hill and Charles Hill.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Larry Marlar, pastor of the Zion Chapel Assembly of God Church in Greenbriar, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at: www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com.