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Henry Hill, Jr. was born on October 10, 1934, to the parents of Henry Hill and Sula Hill. Eight children were born to this union, six boys and two girls. Henry Jr. was the 3rd child born. His parents
(Henry Sr. and Sula), his wife, Martha, and his siblings, (Rose, Edgar, George, Norman, Lawrence, and Charles) preceded him in death. Henry Jr. was born and raised in St. Louis City. He graduated from Booker T. Washington Tech in St. Louis. Henry Jr. went into the Air Force and served four years 2 of those years were served in Japan.
When he got out of the Air Force, he received a job as a mail carrier with the United States Post Office. While working at the post office, he was sent to Oklahoma for IT training. Years later, he retired from the post office.
After he retired from the post office, Henry Jr. dedicated his life to Christ in 1975 and became a member at Old Community Baptist Church in Webster Groves, MO. Henry sang in the Male’s Choir. He was ordained as a Deacon in October 2005. Deacon Hill served on the Board of Trustees and he was a Deacon liaison. Deacon Hill enjoyed singing. His favorite song
to lead was “I Love to Praise Him.” Thanks to Vivian and Earl McCree they introduced Henry to Martha. Henry Jr. tried to impress Martha by bragging about being a postal worker and owning his own boat. Apparently, it worked because, on July 28th, 1968, Martha Ann Farrar and Henry Hill, Jr. were joined in holy matrimony by Rev. Catlin at Old Community Baptist Church. As a result of this union, one son was born: Kevin M. Hill.
In his spare time, Henry Jr. enjoyed playing golf with Paramount Golf Club, where he was paramount Director of Turnaments. They traveled nationwide playing golf at various courses. Earl McCree introduced him to a lot of things that he found joy in. On Wednesdays after work, Henry Jr. and Earl would teach young kids with special needs how to play the game of golf.. Henry Jr. also spent time encouraging and teaching his niece and nephews the sport. On the weekends after he retired from playing golf, you would find Henry Jr. cleaning the house or in his recliner with a cold drink in his hand, listening to his music playing from his Alexa or TV.
Less than a year ago, Henry became the proud owner of a German Shepard, named Bruno. Bruno became his pride and joy. They enjoyed many walks in the park and around the neighborhood. Henry Jr. was an affectionately loving, God-fearing man. To know Henry Jr. was to love listening to him talk about when he went to school, his time over in Japan, growing up with his siblings, and working at the post office. He was a great cook, soloist, caregiver, advice giver, role model, husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, and most of all, friend. He demonstrated his love for his family through his actions and wisdom. His nieces and nephews would call him for advice, and one thing for sure he was going to be honest regardless if you agreed or disagreed with his advice. He will be greatly missed. This past summer, Henry, Jr. had the opportunity to spend quality time with his grand and great-grandkids. This was a trip that he was trying to make years ago but never worked out. He enjoyed himself with them. Henry was very proud of his grandchildren, Justin and Candace Farrar.
Henry Jr. passed peacefully at home on October 3rd, 2023, surrounded by his son, Ronald. Henry leaves to celebrate his life two sons, Ronald Farrar and Kevin Hill. His sister, Emma Nette, his sister-in-law, Alice and his brother-in-law, David Farrar, his grandchildren, Justin Farrar (Candace) and Ivan, his granddaughters, Gayale Lumpkins and Katlyn Lumpkins. His great-grandsons, Graeson J. Farrar, Caden G. Farrar, Jabriel Craig, and Prestin Craig, and great-granddaughter, Avery Smith. He has a host of nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great nephews and cousins. His god-children are Brandy Bolds and John Rose Jr. Henry Jr. developed some very close friendships with a group of men at Old Community Baptist Church. Henry Jr. was affectation known as Hank.