James Joseph Hill, Jr., 97, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at his residence. He was born July 23, 1923 in Rock Hill, SC to the late James Joseph Hill and Elise Mobley Hill. He was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and of Georgia Tech. Mr. Hill was a former member of Robert McIntyre United Methodist Church, and a current member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. He was retired from Union Camp Corporation (now International Paper), where he was inducted into the first Union Camp Hall of Fame in 1990. During his time with Union Camp, he served as Chief of Engineers, traveling extensively on behalf of the company.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Claudine Hutchins Hill, and his brother, William M. Hill.
Surviving are his children, James W. Hill, Katharine H. Ruse, Helen H. Waters, Mary Anne Hill, all of Savannah, his sister, Marian H. Smith, four grandchildren, Caroline R. Szpak, Thomas M. Waters, Andrew H. Ruse, and Jin Tian Acton, three greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.
Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with Dr. Ben Martin officiating.
Remembrances may be made to Wesley Glen Ministries, 4580 N. Mumford Road, Macon, GA 31210-4098.
Wishing you peace during this difficult time. Much love and prayers.
- Lynn Geriner McAuliffe , Marietta , Ga
Mary Anne, prayers for comfort and peace to you and your family. Wishing we could be there to mourn with you. Much love, dear friend.
- Susan Griffin, Mount Airy, GA
Mary Anne, I am so sorry for the loss of your father, and friend. He sounds like a truly great man. What a blessing to have him with you for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, with prayers of peace.
- Melinda Miller, Milton, GA
I am sure my Dad knew your Dad. My Dad died in 2012 at 90 years old and was the Chief Industrial Engineer at Union Camp. May they both rest in peace and look forward to the day of our happy reunion.
- Lisa E Kellett, COLUMBIA, SC
Today and during the coming weeks and months we wish you peace, comfort, and joyous memories of times spent together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Linda Kern & the Trustee Library Team, Gainesville, GA
Mary Anne - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time.
- Pam Hammock, Savannah, GA
Sending much love to you and your family. Your Dad is in the BEST HANDS, basking in unconditional love. My Dad passed Monday May 3, just days ago. We lived together. Now he is HOME. Bless you. So much love to our dads.
- Amanda Goerler, Center Conway, New Hampshire
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thu, April 29, 2021
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Graveside Service
- 1:00 p.m. on Fri, April 30, 2021
- Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
315 Greenwich Road (map)
Savannah GA 31404