Obituary for Gene Hill

Obituary for Gene Hill

Daris “Gene” Hill, of Forrester was born at home in Blackfork, Arkansas May 14, 1946 to Herman and Julia Hill. He finished his race Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the age of 77.

He married the love of his life Linda (Pottridge) Hill in 1965. Gene served in the U.S. Army overseas and returned to a career as a telephone technician for the Heavener area for over 40 years. After retirement he continued running their cattle operation. Gene and Linda served the Lord in music ministry for 30 years in a southern gospel group called The Master’s Family. He was a long- time member of the Bates First Assembly of God church and served as a Trustee for many years.

Gene is survived by his daughter LeAnn (Hill) Atchley and husband Paul of Waldron, Arkansas: and his son Doug Hill and wife Lori of Heavener; five grandsons Garrett (Janie) Atchley of Waldron, Arkansas; Chasten (Kelsey) Hill of Cameron, Josh (Kristen) Atchley of Waldron, Arkansas; Jarrod Hill of Heavener, and Tanner Hill of Poteau; two granddaughters Cyndi (Eric) Leatherwood of Howe, and Heather Rasberry of Spiro; PaPa Gene also left behind 15 great grandchildren: Judd, Jace, Dathan, Saylor, Berklee, Sawyer, Drake, Knox, Kyah, Logan, Wade, Lukas, Reya, Rhett and Joshlyn; three Stella Benjamin and Sue Carter of Mena, Arkansas and Brenda (Danny) Reel of Bates, Arkansas; two brothers Daryl (Tina) Hill of Heavener,  and Jeff Hill of Clarksville, Arkansas; brothers-in-laws Don Powell of Mena, Arkansas and Gary (Ann) Pottridge of Bates, Arkansas; and his very special blessing Erma Dean Weaver of Howe.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; his parents Herman and Julia Hill, and five siblings Wanda Callahan, Billy Hill, Patsy Powell, Larry Hill and Kay Harvey.

Gene’s life celebration is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bates First Assembly of God Church in Bates, Arkansas with Bro. Mark Ward officiating. Interment will follow in the Gipson Cemetery in Bates, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Gene’s pallbearers are Garrett Atchley, Chasten Hill, Josh Atchley, Jarrod Hill, Tanner Hill and Jerod Nix.

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