HILL, EDWIN E. “Ed” age 79, of Tipp City, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 28, 2018. His wife of 52 years was at his side. He showed his family a strong example of faith, love and devotion to Almighty God first, and then followed by his love for his family. Ed’s love of family and life was remarkable. He will live in our hearts forever.
He was born in Dayton, OH and preceded in death by his father Earl R. Hill and mother, Bessie (Hamlin) Hill, and a younger brother David R. Hill. When Ed was only 9 years old his father was the victim of an auto accident and the two boys were raised by their widowed mother.
Ed is survived by his Honey, Linda (Yanzek) Hill and special grandson, Aaron A. Patrick and great-grandchildren Noah and Olivia Patrick. Daughter, Lora (Chris) Bowser of Darfield, British Columbia, special daughter Alisa at home, son Douglas (Tracie) Hill of Parumph, NV, son, John David Leahy, grandchildren Zachary, Madison, Kelsey, and Ian Halstead. He has 11 great-grandchildren.
A graduate of Kiser HS (‘57) and Wright State University earning a BSEd (‘75) and
MEd (‘77). He enjoyed traveling. Ed was an avid reader of the Bible and world history, especially authentic and true American history.
Ed served in the US Army for over seven years with two tours in Viet Nam. He served in the 25th Division his first tour. During his second tour he served in the First Cavalry Division where he was honored to receive a direct battlefield commission to Second Lieutenant. A decorated veteran, he received two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars for Valor, Combat Infantry Badge, and many other decorations. He was later stationed at Ft. Knox, KY where he served as Aide-De-Camp to Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
Ed loved all sports and excelled in football in high school, college, and played for an undefeated US Army team while stationed in Hawaii. He is also an inductee into the
Kiser HS and Dayton Colts Hall of Fame. After college, he was a high school teacher including the head football coach at Northridge High School. He founded and was President of the Ed Hill Agency for 30 years in Kettering.
Donations may be made to www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or www.hospiceofmiamicounty.org
The family asks that you take time to remember Ed in your own special way. Arrangements entrusted to FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, Tipp City.
Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373
Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256