Joseph C. "Joe" Hill

 Joseph C. "Joe" Hill, 83, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, August 15, 1927, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Hill was a retired service manager for Thermo King Over the Road Refrigeration and a franchise of National Auto Supply of East St. Louis. Joe was a member of Signal Hill United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, life member of Emeth Lodge #1030 AF & AM, life member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Ainad Temple - Oriental Band and past president, Legion of Honor, honorary member of Krazy Klowns - past president of Uniform Units, Belleville Hi Twelve Club, Belleville Shrine Club - past president, Rob Morris Chapter #98 O.E.S. He was a United States World War II Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: John W. and Frances nee Peterson Hill
  • Sister: Wanda J. Zweigart
  • Brother: John Hill

Surviving are his:

  • Wife of 62 years: Darlene Hill of Belleville, IL
  • Children
    • Dwain (Dot) Hill of Rochester, IL
    • Linda D. Hill of Hillsboro, MO
    • Lynn (Charles) Sabo of Fairview Heights, IL
    • Joe (Therese) Hill of Lebanon, IL
  • Brother: Forrest G. Hill of Springhill, FL
  • Grandchildren
    • Jennifer (Tim) Buschschulte
    • Michael Nehrkorn
    • Elizabeth Hill
    • Patrick Hill
    • Megan Hill
  • Great Granddaughter: Hannah Buschschulte
  • Nieces, Nephews & Cousins

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or Hospice of Southern Illinois

Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois. There will be a Legion of Honor walk thru at 6:45pm Monday followed by a Krazy Klown walk thru and a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. James Wheeler officiating Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Joseph C. "Joe" Hill:

    My dear friend, I will miss you so much. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, and your precious Darlene

    Vanessa Eden Fairview Heights IL - Illinois 62208

    Brother Joe, I will miss you with all of my heart. I couldn't ask for a better brother. You were loved by so many wonderful people but most of all you were truly loved by your last living brother Forrest. I will always remember the times we went salmon fishing with our friends and all of the BBQ's we had attended. I Love You and I will see you in Heaven one day, and please tell Dorothy, I love her and miss her so much as I will truly miss you also. I pray for comfort for the family. Love You, Forrest

    Forrest G Hill Spring Hill Fl 34609

    My Dear Aunt Deanie, I'm with you in spirit and your in my heart and I feel your pain of losing Uncle Joe. Just look up and God is there for you every step of the way.When you miss Uncle Joe, look up because he is looking down at you. He hears every word you say to him. His spirit will always be in your heart. Mom is welcoming him into Heaven where one day you will see him again. I pray for all of you for strength, peace, but most of all the love that will live on in all of you. I'm here anytime you need to talk. I love you Uncle Joe! Love You and God Bless you and your family Love Pam

    Pam & Frank Sciabica, Kandace, Angel,Charisma Spring Hill Fl 34609

    My Dear Joe. I miss you so very much. You were the greatest Husband and Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather in the world. My Love forever

    Darlene Belleville il 62221

    To My Dear Dad, No one could have asked for a more loving Dad than you were to us. I will never forget the Love and help you gave me in raising Jenny & Mike, I couldn't have done it without you and Mom. We all love & miss you very much. All of us together will take care of Mom. You will forever be in our hearts. Love, Lynn

    Lynn Sabo Fairview Heights Illinois 62208

    Good morning Joe. I really miss you. I see you with me, in every thing, i do. Our Children, Grandchildren, and Our GREAT Grandaughter, has been such a Blessing to me. They have been with me, as they were with us, through all your Sickness. My Love Forever.