DENZIL O. HILL
Denzil Odell "Slim" Hill, 92, a resident of the Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown, for several years, formerly of Newcomerstown and Baltic, passed away Tuesday morning, May 18, 2010, in the Riverside Manor care facility.
Slim was born in Caldwell, Noble County, on April 6, 1918, the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Minnie Alice Vandyne Hill.
He was employed as a truck driver with Gorsky Trucking, Zanesville, for over 31 years. He was also employed with Hardy Coal, Sugarcreek, for 15 years until his retirement. After retirement, he worked as a security officer for Gennie Door Company, Baltic, for four years. One of Slim's passions and hobbies was dancing. Along with his late wife, June, they danced as a couple for over 25 years at the Swiss Hat Festival, Sugarcreek, and many other community festivals in the surrounding area.
In addition to his parents, Slim was also preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Collins Hill, who passed away April 30, 1972; and his second wife, L. June Whyde Hill of Newcomerstown, who passed away Dec. 20, 2000, and whom he married Dec. 30, 1976.
He was also the last member of his generation of the Hill family, having been preceded in death by three sisters, Lola Appis of Conesville, Lois Dreibelbliss of New Concord and Irene Weaver of Cambridge. Also deceased are two nephews and a niece, Eddie Welker, Grover "Butch" Welker and Susie Spencer, all of Cambridge .
Slim is survived by a stepson, Jerold L. "Jerry" Seibert Jr. of New Philadelphia; numerous nieces and nephews and their families; and his care giver and friend, Doris M. Donley of Newcomerstown.
Funeral services were May 21 at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Slim's brother-in-law, the Rev. R. Gene Whyde, conducted the services. Graveside services and burial followed at the Ark Spring Church Cemetery, Route 284, Salt Creek Township, Muskingum County, on May 21.
The family is suggesting that memorials be made in Slim's name to an individual's favorite charity.