Michael Harvey Hill, age 70, of West Plains, Mo. passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in Springfield, Mo.
He was born November 7, 1949 in Hopkinsville, KY., the son of L.E. Hill and Rowena Wagner Hill.
Mike graduated from Christian County High School in Hopkinsville, KY and went on to attend Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN receiving his Masters in Public Health. He attended other Universities while he was serving in the US Navy.
He married Teodora Gerardo in San Diego, CA. on September 27, 1991. They recently celebrated their 28th anniversary.
Mike retired from the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman First Class attached to the United States Marine Units and he also served his country in operation Desert Storm.
He worked for the Christian County, KY. Health Department as a Health Inspector and had worked for the Branson Health Department in Branson, Mo. as a Health Inspector. After retirement he worked as a Public Health Consultant in Industrial Settings for private companies. He worked closely with the Marine Corp in the Toys for Tots Program.
Mike is survived by his wife, Teodora “Dory” Hill of West Plains, Mo.; his brother, Walter Ray Spain and his wife Joyce of Hopkinsville, KY, his uncle, Billy Wagoner of Hopkinsville, KY; his cousins, Paula Taylor and Melissa Wagoner of Hopkinsville, KY, Charlotte Humphrey of Glasgow, KY, Judy Hoffman of Jackson, MO, Jill Louis of Fruitland, MO, Margaret Pemberton and Sheila Cary of Indianapolis, IN and Teresa Hendrickson of Florida.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, L.E. and Rowena Hill, and his sister, Kathy Hill.
Visitation will be held from 9-10 am on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2818 E. Bennett Street in Springfield, MO. where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 am with Fr. Shoby M. Chettiyath, VG officiating.
There will be a visitation from Noon-2 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home, 2504 S. Virginia Street in Hopkinsville, KY. with funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm. with Dr. William B. Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Hamby Cemetery on Dawson Road near Hopkinsville, KY.
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