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SAVANNAH AND ROBERTA, GEORGIA – William Robert “Bob” Hill, Sr., 65, of Savannah and Roberta, Georgia, died Saturday evening, October 17, 2009, at Hospice Savannah.

Born in Macon, Georgia, he was a son of Emily Walker Hill and the late William Ward Hill, Jr. Bob was a member of Roberta United Methodist Church in Roberta. He was a 1962 graduate of Crawford County High School and attended North Georgia Military College and Southern Polytechnic and State University. Bob was a retired engineer for Proctor and Gamble in Oglethorpe, Georgia. He enjoyed painting, cooking, fishing, hunting and gunsmithing.

Surviving are two daughters, Leigh H. Ryan and her husband, T. J., of Savannah, Georgia, and Mary Hill Cummings and her husband, John, of Fort Valley, Georgia; one son, William Robert “Rob” Hill, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Macon, Georgia; his mother, Emily Walker Hill of Roberta, Georgia; one brother, Vic Brown and his wife, Mindee, of Atlanta, Georgia, and eight grandchildren, Victoria L. Hill, Elizabeth M. Hill, Sarah F. Hill, Emily W. Ryan, Kathryn L. Ryan, Austin Cummings, Jake Cummings and Suzanna Cummings.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Roberta United Methodist Church.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon in Roberta United Methodist Church. Interment will be private.

Remembrances: American Diabetes Association – Suite C236, 5105 Paulsen Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405 or the American Heart Association – Post Office Box #15515, Savannah, Georgia 31416.

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  1. Kandice Johnson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I worked with him at P&G. He was one of the smartest people I ever met and could tell the best stories and jokes. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.

  2. Roland R. Castellanos says:

    Dear Vic: My condolences on the loss of your brother. It’s difficult when someone that close to us passess on. Remembering the good times makes it a little easier although I realize you will still miss him dearly. May God grant you and your family the peace that only He can bring.

  3. David Canale says:

    Dear Vic,My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your brother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Flo (Lowe) Williams says:

    Growing up in Roberta, Bob & I lived on the same street. He liked to play practical jokes on me. I just laughed and enjoyed being around him. Although I haven’t seem in years, I still remember the good ole days. God bless each and every member of his family, bless you Emily.

  5. Cindy Patton says:

    Vic, Love & hugs from the girls across the street! We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Have Betsy call if you need anything!

  6. Karen Brown Williams says:

    Vic, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our prayers are always with you and our friendship present whenever needed. Please pass my sincere condolences to your entire family.

  7. Marvin Solomiany says:

    Vic, Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  8. Cal Patterson says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Bob and I worked togetherseveral years at P&G. We shared some good times and he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  9. COUNCIL JONES/cannonball says:

    My heart felt prayers goes out to the family. I worked with Bob for many years at Weyerhaeuser. We shared a lot of good times together and I consider him as a friend. We will all miss him dearly. Cannonball

  10. Trevor Dickson says:

    It is truly the hardest thing to go through; to accept the torch passed to us by great men, and to carry on with head held high remembering to live as they taught and lived. I truly will miss Bob Hill. My favorite memories are riding in the woods with my dad, Bob, Rob, and Leigh. Bob would have dad rolling in the floor laughing while we sat in back wondering what was going on. Truly a great friend and dad. I love you all.

  11. Donna Dickson says:

    I will always have wonderful, fun memories of your Dad. He made some great dinners on the riverbank, and had an uncanny ability to make all around him laugh. My husband, Fred, thought the world of Bob and would enjoy retelling many of his jokes and sayings. I am thankful for the memories, and my thoughts are with you all.

  12. Mike Hinshaw says:

    Bob and I had been friends for 30+ years. Although it had been several years since I had seen Bob, I still called him a friend. Please accept my deepest sympathy and best regard. I think of him often and will miss knowing that he is not around.

  13. Joyce Dougherty says:

    So sorry to hear about Bob. He was always a joy to be around and he will be missed by all. He started Scott and I in horses over 20 years ago and we worked with him at P&G in Oglethorpe. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hill family with this loss.

  14. Larry Andrews (LA) says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Bob and I worked together for many years at P & G cellulose. Thrive on the good memories your dad left you with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  15. Elaine & Tim Phelps says:

    We have many fond memories of Bob while we all worked at Procter & Gamble in Oglethorpe. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hill Family.

  16. Nellie Harth says:

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was such a character. I have fond memories of him while he worked at Procter & Gamble in Oglethorpe.

  17. Christy Dickson Currey says:

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a good friend of my father, Fred Dickson. Bob was always making people laugh and had an unforgettable love of life. Dad passed away about five years ago from Lou Gehrig’s disease. It’s hard losing a father. My prayers are with you at such a difficult time.

  18. Brenda Bankston Brown says:

    I was so sorry to hear about your father. We will pray for your family. Love to All, Brenda

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