Mark Paul Hill, 63, of Imperial, Mo., passed away at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at St. Anthony’s Health Center in St. Louis.
He was born Sept. 8, 1952, in Wood River, a son of Harry William Hill of Granite City and the late Betty Lou (Fraser) Hill.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jody (Whitaker) Hill; and a brother, Jay Hill. Mark was employed by the United States Government with more than 20 years of dedicated service as a carpenter in historic restoration. The United States Army veteran proudly served his country during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of two Purple Heart Medals. He loved his days of fishing and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his father, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher and Kelly Hill of St. Peters, Mo., and Nathan Hill of Imperial, Mo.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Melissa and Gary Gray of Brighton, Sarah Sutton of Cedar Hill, Mo., and Megs and Eric Boone of Imperial, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Christian, Cameron, Carter, Tyler, Mary, Michael, Dominic, Emily, Grace, Jackson, Adaya and Jesse; four brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Kathleen Hill of Granite City, Michael and Laurie Hill of Farmersville, Timothy and Kim Hill of Cuba, Mo., and Donald and Tawna Hill of Granite City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Ralph Justice of Duncansville, Texas, and Kathy and Donald Byrd of Granite City; his former wife, Sandee Hill of Belleville; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, with the Rev. Charles West officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Granite City. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.