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Thomas Earl Hill Jr.

March 15, 1932 - July 15, 2019

Service Date July 15, 2019

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.  Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Scottie Kingdom Rescue Inc., PO Box 551265, Dallas, TX 75335

Thomas Earl Hill Jr., 86, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 after a brief illness.

Tom was born March 15, 1933 in Burleson, TX to Earl and Ann Hill. He was a star pitcher for TCU and graduated in 1955. He was commissioned in the US Air Force in 1955 and earned his wings in class 56-Victor at Bartow AB, the last class flying the T-6 Texan. He was excited to get fighter track and had 2,957 flight hours in many aircraft types including combat in Vietnam.  His call sign was Blowtorch.

Later in life, from 1980 to 2006 he volunteered with the Confederate Air Force. He enjoyed restoring old vehicles, especially military vehicles. He married Paula Jones on November 23, 1964 and she preceded him in death in 2011.

Survivors: Children, Trey Hill, Jason Hill, Karen Hill, and Kim Hammond and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Nolan Hill, Hillary Baker and wife, LeeAnn of Cleburne, and Russell Goodwin of Lubbock; great grandson, Zeb Ellison of Cleburne.  He loved his family … and peaches.