James Benjamin Hill Jr.

07/14/1948– 08/31/2021

Obituary for James Benjamin Hill Jr.

Bro. James Benjamin Hill Jr., was born July 14, 1948 in Rome, Georgia, to the union of the late James B. Hill Sr. of Lincoln, AL and Mary Lee Hill Lackey of Austell, GA. God granted him eternal rest on August 31, 2021, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

He attended Main High School in Rome, GA. He received an Associate Degree in Management Technical Supervision from Roane State Community College.

Upon graduation from high school, he served in the United States Air Force from June 1966 until December 1969.

Bro. Hill relocated to Oak Ridge in August 1970 and began his employment with Union Carbide Corporation at the former K-25 site. He retired in December 2002 after 33 ½ years of company service.

He was united in holy matrimony to the late Helen L. Hill on June 17, 1972, and to this union one son was born.

Along with being a life-time member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Bro. Hill previously served as the president of the Oak Ridge Branch, several appointments for the Oak Ridge Lodge #354 Free and Accepted Masons, the Scarboro Community Environmental Justice Council, and the Shriners.

As a member of Mt. Zion, he used his talents as a member of the Senior Choir, Male Chorus, the Monday Evening Study Session, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, and the Trustee Board.

Bro. Hill was a coach for Spurgeon Chapel, Mt. Zion, Zapp teams & Junior Pro & AAU basketball programs over the years.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two stepsons, Derrick McClanahan and Darrell McClanahan and Patricia Hill New York, NY

He leaves to mourn his passing, his son Jamil (Denise) Hill; siblings, Cornelia “Deborah” Hill Jackson Columbus, GA, Anthony “Moony” Hill Madison, AL, Terry Wayne “Rickey” Hill New York, NY, Delwin Stubbs Chattanooga, TN, Jackson Lackey Knoxville, TN, Francine Hill Chachere , Lisa Hill, Andre Hill Oakland, CA, Pamela Hill Davenport Mansfield, LA,, Alycia “Nettie” Hill Adams San Leandro, CA, Gerald Hill Columbia, MD; step sister, Diane Lackey Ben Hixson, TN; stepson, Dwayne McClanahan; grandchildren; special friend, Barbara Spratling, caregiver, Shervon Mitchell, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends, 5:00 p.m.-600 p.m., Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 195 Wilberforce Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Home going celebration at 6:00 p.m. Elder Henry Watson, Officiating.


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Receiving of Friends

Sunday, September 5, 2021
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
195 Wilberforce Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Funeral Service

Sunday, September 5, 2021
6:00 p.m.
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
195 Wilberforce Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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