Bob Hill

Feb 21st, 1929 - Nov 16th, 2019


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Nov. 22nd, 2019 10am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Nov. 22nd, 2019 12pm

Bob Hill

Marion-Bobby Charles Hill, 90, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Bobby was born on February 21, 1929 in Crab Orchard to Clyde and Hazel (Chester) Hill.  He married Bernetta Swan on May 24, 1952.  She preceded him in death on September 14, 2011.

Bobby was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.  He was a graduate of Crab Orchard High School and started working for Olin and Austin Powder.  Bobby then started working for SIU in the Grounds Dept in the late 60s, later receiving his Operating Engineers License and worked at the SIU physical plant until his retirement.  He was a member of the Crab Orchard United Methodist Church and an avid Cardinals and Saluki fan.  For the past eight years, Bobby resided at Angel Acres and enjoyed spending time with the McDonald’s Coffee Club and the Marion Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include:

Son-Jeffrey Hill of Marion

Daughter-Leah Hill of Marion

Grandsons-Jonathan Gravatt, Justin Gravatt and Jared Gravatt all of Marion

Brother-Jerry Hill of Benton

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Jared Gravatt officiating.  Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Angel Acres for the last eight years.

2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Wade Underhile

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: November 19, 2019

    God Bless Bob , he was a dear friend . I knew from Angel Acres , he would sing every gospel song along with me. He was a true blessing to me. I’m going to be out of town for the services because my sister is having surgery that day

  • Guest: Mary Marks

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2019

    Justin, I’m so sorry about your grandfather. Keep the good memories close to you and he will always be with you. I pray for comfort and peace as you adjust to life without him. Hugs and Love!