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James Franklin Hill

September 14, 1935 — October 31, 2023

Bolivar

James Franklin Hill, 88, of Bolivar, departed this life Tuesday morning, October 31, 2023, at Christian Care Center in Bolivar.  

He was born and reared in Ebenezer-Toone-Silerton area of Hardeman County, the son of the late Tillman Hill, Sr. and Mildred Young Hill.  On October 12, 1963, he was united in marriage to  Dianne Claunch.  Their union lasted for 51 years until her passing on February 25, 2015.  Mr. Hill worked in sales for Kopper's Tie Company supply railroad with cross-ties for 32 years before retiring in 2000.  

He served our country and state as a member of the Tennessee National Guard for 11 years and was a member of Parrans Chapel Baptist Church.  Mr. Hill was active with Dixie Youth Baseball and the Lions Club in Bolivar for 25 years and spent many weekends on the river with his family as they were growing up.  Except for a for a short when he lived in St. Louis and worked for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Company, he lived his entire life in Hardeman County.

He leaves two sons, Randy (Trina) Hill of Bolivar and Jeff (Cris) Hill of Bolivar; two brothers, Tillman (Lois) Hill, Jr. of Bolivar and Jerry (Shirley) Hill of Jackson; five grandchildren, Tyler (Shelby) Hill, Dylan Hill, Trevor (Grace) Hill, Anna Kate (Josh) Perry and Olivia Hill; and nine great-grandchildren, Tristen, Wyatt, Naomi, Hunter, Cheyenne, Caroline, Harper, Elijah and Gabriella.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jewel and Jimmy Hill.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org or The Alzheimer's Association http://www.alz.org

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Visitation

Friday, November 3, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Funeral Service

Friday, November 3, 2023

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Bolivar

109 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar, TN 38008

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 3, 2023

2:15 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Bolivar Memorial Cemetery

401 Orange St., Bolivar, TN 38008

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