The Duncan Banner

March 24, 2013

James Leroy Hill

Aug. 14, 1921 — March 22, 2013

The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — James Leroy Hill, 91, former resident of Duncan, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, in Davis.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

James was born Aug. 14, 1921, at Byers, Texas, to William H. and Mattie (Bell) Hill.

He attended Four Mile Schools and was employed as production supervisor for Hefner Oil Co. and Jones Oil Co. prior to his retirement.

On Aug. 8, 1941, he married Willie Lorene Roach at the Velma Baptist Church in Velma. He enjoyed camping, traveling and spending time with his family.

James is survived by his wife Willie of 71 years; two daughters Betty L. Dawson-Osborn of Tulsa and Bunny Lee and husband Larry of Davis; five grandchildren James Greenwood, Tracy Greenwood, Wes Lee, John Lee and Pete Dawson; seven great-grandchildren Ashley Greenwood Moshell, Scott Greenwood, David Lee, Robert Lee, Garrett Lee, Wyatt Collins, Haley Cornelison and Kasey Cornelison; three great-great-grandchildren Luke Moshell, Reid Moshell and Cade Moshell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother Mary A. Cast, who raised him since he was 8 years old; five brothers Bob, George, Haskell, Virgil, Ernest and Dorothy Hill; three sisters Exie Baker, Ida Cast and Naomi Hayes.

Pallbearers will be James Greenwood, Tracy Greenwood, Wes Lee, John Lee, Pete Dawson, Scott Greenwood, David Lee, Robert Lee, Garrett Lee and Wyatt Collins.

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