Willis 'Harold' Hill


Willis "Harold" Hill, 87, of Glen Fork, WV, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home.
He was born on April 23, 1932, in Glen Morrison, WV, a son of the late Lanta and Bonnie Walker Hill.
He was a 1951 graduate of Glen Rogers High School. After serving three years in the United States Army, he attended the Wyoming County Trade School and received a degree in welding.
He began his career as a coal miner at Red Jacket in Lynco, continued to Consol Coal Company in Itmann, then to Ranger Fuel in Bolt. He retired at Ranger Fuel in Sabine. He was a long time active member of the United Mine Workers of America, holding various leadership positions such as Chairman of the Mine Safety Committee, President of Local Union 2333 and Vice-President of Local Union 1391. In these roles he helped organize union mines, lobbied for mine safety laws, amended contracts and attended many international and district conventions.
In the summer Harold loved to garden, as he spent many hours outdoors.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Lori Lea, a brother Ray and his brother-in-law Jack Walker.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 62 years Bertha Gibson Hill, his son Anthony "Tony" Hill of Athens, GA and his daughter Tamela "Tammy" Hill McCurdy and husband Bill of Pineville; grandchildren include Kenny Hill and Lori of Oak Island, NC, Matthew Hill of Charlotte, NC, Kelsey Bailey Cook and husband Clay of Pineville, and Jessica Hill Stewart of Royston, GA; great grandchildren Karley and Colin Hill, Shiloh and Annistyn Hill, and Weston Stewart; a sister Athelene Walker of Glen Fork, an uncle Joe Hill of Mullens; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday, July 18th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Pastor Johnny Jones and Rev. Randall Topping officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV.
The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites.
Friends may gather with the family from 11:30AM until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Hill, Matthew Hill, Bill McCurdy, Clay Cook, Leonard Gibson and Bill Gibson.
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Rhonda Loving
Jul 17, 2019
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