‘Eddie’ Hill

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Revs. John and Claudia Polsgrove officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ray Burden, Frank Johnson, Bobby Moultrie, Jim Greer, Bill Flood, Jim Harris and Scott Hudgens. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Russell, Billy Emrich, Sammy McCollum, Bob Gibson, John Bell, former employees of KT Distributing and the elders and deacons of Union City First Christian Church.
The family requests that memorials be made to Union City First Christian Church.
He was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Pleasant Grove, Miss., son of the late James Boyd and Fannie (Gillespie) Hill. He married the former Rosemarie Blackburn Oct. 26, 1952. She survives. He was a 1949 graduate of Mississippi State University and he came to Union City with International Harvester of Memphis that year. He sold tractors and farm machinery for 20 different Harvester dealers within a 75-mile radius of Union City. He later joined the former KT Distributing in May 1955 and became sales manager in 1961. In 1973, he became a stockholder, president and CEO of the company.
He served in the U.S. Eighth Army in the 401st Armor Group in World War II and flew two missions on D-Day over Berlin. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and two bronze stars.
He was a member of Union City First Christian Church, where he was an elder and former trustee, and was a Union City Rotary Club member and a Paul Harris Fellow.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Cacey Hires of Henderson, Ky.; his son, Jim Hill of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Leslie Waddell and Chris Hires, both of Elderfeld, Ind.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters and his brother.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

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