Orange Beach, AL (West Point, MS)
NA due to Covid 19
Celebration of Life, 10-11 AM, Saturday, Aug 8, VFW, 2850 7th Ave North, Columbus, MS
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Aug 1, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home. LTC (Ret) Hal Hill, SR., age 89, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 2/20th Special Forces has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. LTC Hill later reverted back to enlisted to continue his service within the MSARNG as a Master Sergeant.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
May God continue to look over you and your family. “Stand At Rest Soldier”
LTC Hal Hill, SR.
Hal passed away on August 1st, 2020 at his residence in the presence of his family. Hal was born on September 9th, 1930 in Vardaman, Ms. He was the son of Avery and Naomi Hill.
Hal graduated from West Point High School and The University of Mississippi. While attending the University he was an active member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Hal was preceded in death by his son Richard Avery Hill, his parents, brothers, William A. Hill and B.W. Hill and his sister Katherine Hill Steele.
LTC Hill retired from Military Service in 1990 after 43 years of service. Four of those years were active duty in the United States Air Force. He also served in the Air Force Reserve, the U.S. Army Special Forces and the Mississippi National Guard.
Hal was a member of the Shriners Hamasa Temple where he served as Past President of the Tombigbee Shrine Club. Hal was Shriner of the Year in 1996 for the Starkville Shrine club and served as Potentate in 2001.
Hal was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by a son, Dr. Hal E. Hill JR. (Susan) of Madison, MS, a daughter Angie Hill McCollum (Craig) of Orange Beach, AL, his former wife and friend Selma Hill of Orange Beach, AL, Grandchildren Josette Hill and Rob Hill of Madison, MS, Clay A. McCollum of Birmingham, AL, Clark McCollum (Lacey) of Orange Beach, AL, Great Grandchildren Bryce and Sawyer McCollum of Orange Beach, AL.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.