GRAYSON, Ky. — Robert “Bob” Hill, 78, of Grayson, passed away on February 26, 2013, following an extended illness. Bob was born August 27, 1934, the only son of Andy and Ella Pope Hill of Leon. He was retired from Armco Steel, and was an avid farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sally Jones Hill, a sister, Jean Sansom, and a brother-in-law, Lawrence “Dick” Hay, and Lizzie Sexton, who cared for three generations of the family.
He is survived by: one daughter, Cynthia Hill Lawson (Gil) of Frankfort; and one son, Rob Hill (Marsha) of Grayson; two grandsons, Zack Lawson of Florence and Eric Lawson of Frankfort; two granddaughters, Sarah Lawson of Lexington and Whitley Hill of Grayson; three sisters, Carmen Hay and Patty Fite (David) of Grayson and Susie Burnett (Ronald) of Ashland; one aunt, Ethel Justice of Grayson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and the Jim Fannin family.
Bob dedicated much of his life to the betterment of his community. He was a member of numerous civic organizations and served as an officer in many of them throughout his lifetime. He was the chief of the Grayson Fire Department, a former member of the Grayson City Council, and was past President of the Grayson Jaycees. He also served as a member of the Carter County Fair Board, the Kentucky Cattle Association, and delivered Meals on Wheels. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Robert C. Webb Conservation Camp and Cardinal Girl Scout Camp. Bob was of the Baptist Faith and affiliated with several churches. He was a member of Lake Road Freewill Baptist Church and attended Wolf Creek Baptist. He helped build both the Rush Freewill Baptist and Lake Road Freewill Baptist Churches. In recognition of his lifelong service to his community, Bob was named a Kentucky Colonel by two governors, and was the 2012 recipient of the S.U. Pratt Community Service Award.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Malone Funeral Home by Mike Roberts. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday after 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Buck, Tally Harris, Kenny Brammell, Mike Hay, Brandon Fannin and Randy Stanley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clifford Buck, Jim Buck and Ralph Barker. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Grayson Fire Department or Grayson Meals on Wheels.
Condolences can be made to the Hill family at www.malonefuneralhome.com.