Gary E. Hill, 65, formerly of Bellefontaine, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Vitas Hospice in Naples, FL after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Bellefontaine on April 27, 1948, he was the beloved son of the late William L. and Leatrice (Parshall) Hill and the devoted father to the late Jerry Hill.
He is the cherished brother of Timothy (Pam) Hill, Robert Hill and Theodore Hill, all of Bellefontaine, and Connie (Mark) Carpenter of Lakeview. Gary is kept in the heart of his fiancée, Elizabeth Saldana of Naples, FL and remembered by his step-mother, Joan Hill of Russells Point and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
A 1966 Bellefontaine High School graduate, Gary was a Job Placement Coordinator in Naples, Fl. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force serving in the Vietnam War. A member of the First Christian Church, Bellefontaine, he was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing, and many other outdoor activities. Gary was a lover of music and was an accomplished drummer playing in several bands. He was the happiest when he was helping others.
Gene Marine officiates an 11:00 am service on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Burial will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery with military rites by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 215 E. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or The American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.