Cecil C. Hill, 80, Jasper

Cecil C. Hill, 80, of Jasper, died Saturday, September 17, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Washington December 25, 1941, to Alvin and Mary (Elsey) Hill. He married Vicki S. Hill October 8, 1993, in Jasper.

Cecil was a graduate of Austin Community College and the University of Texas, where he received a degree in electronics. He retired from Crane Warfare Naval Base and started a new career as an insurance agent and financial advisor for Western Southern Life Assurance Company, retiring from there in 2000. He enjoyed feeding stray animals, playing Texas Hold’em Poker, horse race betting, and singing karaoke.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Vicki S. Hill; two sons, Alexander Blake Hill, Mayfield, Kentucky, and Eric R. Hoppenjans, Evansville; one daughter, Jessica Leigh Eckert, Winslow; one grandson, Channing Eckert, Winslow; one granddaughter, Kailey Hoppenjans, Evansville; one sister, Betty Roman, Washington; and his pet dog, Beau.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Alvin Sr., Jack, and Ronald Hill, and two sisters, Dorothy Karen Hill and Sharon Thomas. There will be no services at this time. Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper is in charge of arrangements. Online condolence can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

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