September 15, 88, Dudley
Earl H. Hill, 88, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, surrounded by his family.
Earl was born in Greene County on December 10, 1931 to the late Roland Hill and Gladys Fields Hill. He was raised in the Saulston community in northern Wayne County before his family moved to Goldsboro.
An auto-body repair man by trade, Earl, along with his father and uncle owned and operated H & H Body Shop in Goldsboro until 1959. In 1960 he opened E&J Body shop in Goldsboro. A year later he moved the business to the Dudley area where it remained until his retirement. Earl had also worked at J.P. Stevens in Dudley, Scott Motor Company in Goldsboro, Hamilton Beach in Clinton, and Snipes Body Shop in Goldsboro.
Earl was a charter member of Victory Free Will Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict.
In abiding with Earl’s wishes, a private service for the immediate family was held with his pastor, Rev. Mike McAuley officiating, with interment at Wayne Memorial Park.
Earl is survived by his friend and companion, Linda S. Kelly of Goldsboro; children, Sharon H. Harrell of Dudley, Dean Hill of Pikeville, Ann P. Callan and husband, Tom of Goldsboro; grandchildren, David Harrell of Dudley, Daniel Harrell of Pikeville, and Lisa Edmundson of Goldsboro; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn H. Johnson of Dudley and Chris H. Etheridge, and husband, Billy of Goldsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Myrle Lane Hill; son, John Dale Parks; grandson, Jason Callan; and an infant brother, Carlton Hardy Hill.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of 3HC, Kitty Askins Hospice Center, and his home health nurse, Lauren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Victory Free Will Baptist Church, 1806 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534; The Gideons International, Goldsboro North Camp, P.O. Box 10093, Goldsboro, NC 27532; or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.