Mr. Jimmy Wayne Hill — 1941-2020

Published 1:55 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Jimmy Wayne Hill, 78, of LaFayette, passed away at Bethany House in Auburn, on Jan. 14, 2020, due to a recent illness.

Jimmy was the youngest son of the Rev. Moses K. Hill and Nina Brand Hill, and was born on July 20, 1941, in LaGrange. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jimmie Sue Hill, daughter Constance Hill of LaGrange; son, Michael Hill of Cusseta; and daughter Brandi Hill Worthy (Larry Sands) of Lanett; granddaughters Shannon Duncan of Houston, Texas; Katie (Drew) Atkins of Franklin, Georgia; Emily Hill of Atlanta; Bethany Hill of Lagrange; Shelby Worthy of Lanett; and great-grandsons Cam Bishop and Hudson Atkins; brother Harold (Jean) Hill, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents the Rev. and Mrs. Hill along with sister Ruby, brothers Rudolph, Quillian, Ed, and Ray.

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Jimmy graduated from Lanett High School.

He began his career right out of high school as a television repairman in Langdale. He eventually moved to LaGrange, to repair televisions for Sears. Later he took ownership of Van Houten Television Repair, also in Lagrange. Changes in television technology redirected his career into the maintenance field for several LaGrange industries.

Jimmy was a quick study. He became great at anything he set out to do. He built four homes and enjoyed a cabinetry hobby alongside his brother, Ed, for many years.

He square danced with LaGrange Shufflers then later in life he picked up golfing. He landed a “Hole in One” at Indian Pines in Auburn, on July 14, 2011. As his life slowed down, you could find him twice a week in LaFayette at Jack’s playing Mexican Train Dominoes with an outstanding group of men who became some of his best friends.

Jimmy had many talents and enjoyed using his wood lade to craft pens that he would give to people who made a difference in his life.  if you have one, treasure it as he treasured you.

Jimmy’s family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staffs of EAMC-Lanier, EAMC, Dr. David Adams, Bethany House, and Compassus Hospice Team for their commitment to Jimmy’s comfort.

The family will receive friends at noon CT — one hour prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service on Jan. 18, 2020, at Center Baptist Church in LaFayette. There will be no public interment.

Jeff Jones Funeral Home in Lafayette is handling arrangements.