Woodward County Obituaries


Melvin Eugene Hill
12 Feb 1930 - 22 Feb 2007

Woodward News
24 Feb 2007, Page 3

Funeral services for Melvin Hill, 77-year-old Sharon resident, will be Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the First Assembly of God Church in Woodward. The Rev. William R. Eccles and the Rev. Lonnie Rutherford will officiate.

Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Johnson's Good Samaritan Funeral Service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Viewing will continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday and all day Monday.

On Feb. 12, 1930, a baby Cherokee Indian was born to Frank and Sadie (Simmons) Hill in Muskogee, Okla. Melvin Eugene Hill grew up and attended school in Sallisaw, Okla. At the age of 17, he moved to Wichita and then to Hutchinson, Kan. where he worked as a plumber. There he met Bertha McGuire and they were married Oct. 6, 1956. He also gave his heart to the Lord that year. Melvin became an apprentice welder and later a journeyman pipe welder and for almost 40 years he and his family resided in 28 different states while he worked on pipelines. In 1973, although continuing to travel with his work, they made their home in Sharon, Okla. Melvin retired in 2004 after completing an eight-month piping project in Hawaii while helping his son with his new construction company. He celebrated by skydiving with two of his grandsons.

Melvin will be remembered most as a loving husband, dad and poppy. His favorite times were when he was working on a project for his children or grandchildren. He was an avid quail and pheasant hunter, enjoying that time he spent with his special dogs and friends. He also loved to golf and fish.

Mr. Hill went to be with the Lord Feb. 22, 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.

He is survived by his wife Bertha of the home; his son and his wife Michael and Jana Hill of Sharon; two daughters and their husbands, Bernice and Marvin Davis of Lubbock, Texas and Trenda and Wes Rodgers of Killeen, Texas; eight grandchildren, Kyle Hill, Kristyn and David Brown, Melissa Davis, Jeremy Phillips, Mitchell and Jamie Davis, Lindsey Davis, Kessley Rodgers and Kaitlyn Rodgers; three great-grandchildren, Katelyn Brown, Kaleb Brown and Kimbri Davis; two brothers, Robert Hill of Sallisaw, Okla. and Jimmy Hill of Hutchinson, Kan.; a sister Bonnie Reese of Sallisaw, Okla.; and many other special relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Assemblies of God Missions Department for Indian Missions.

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