Gary Estill Hill went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2022, at the age of 76.
He was born to Betty Jane (Dudley) Hill and Leonidas J. Hill on June 12, 1945, in Mansfield, Ohio. He joined the U.S. Army on June 30, 1962, and was discharged from the 101st Airborne Division on July 22, 1965.
Afterward, he attended Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Kentucky, and pastored Fellowship Baptist Church and founded Bible Baptist Church in Bucyrus, Ohio.
Adored by his family, he is survived by his wife, Suanne Edmond Hill of Crestline; son, Gary Hill of South Carolina; daughter, Melissa (Patrick) Gerren-Boggs of Sunbury, OH, and Stephanie (Aaron) Redinger of Suffield; two step-children, Jon (Krista) Estridge of Haymarket, Virginia, and Evelyn (Chad) Franklin of Shelby; a loving sister, Dolly "Bunny" (John) Oakley, of Columbus; his beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and siblings, Leon "Bomber" Hill, Michael Hill, Sharon Hill and Cynthia Wilby.
The Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements.
Gary will be missed by all who knew him. He was a gentle man who had the gift of, at once, setting people at ease, and upon departure, leaving a warm goodbye. He leaves a legacy of remembrance in the grace of reconciliation that we have in Jesus Christ.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com