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“I was Toms hairdresser for many years. I always looked forward to seeing Tom and enjoyed all our conversations. I have a small plaque he gifted me...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Monica Ramos

“Having known Tom as the Scoutmaster while I was a member of Boy Scout Troop 28, I am certain that he continued to be a positive influence on those...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: John W. Stephenson

“All the Renners are thinking of you and your family - we remember Tom whittling away up in our Canada cabin and still have his items - thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Kitty & Jim Renner

“We met Tom and Janice this summer, when they visited Pagosa Springs, Colorado. What a lovely man, and a lovely family! Our condolences for his loss. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Lori Parrott and family

“We have been praying for your family - may you experience the peace of God in the days ahead. Blessings to all of you. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Kemp

“Brewster and Camille send their condolences and prayers for that Peace which Passes all Understanding. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Brewster and Camille Ward

“So impressed with the Legacy that Mr Hill left with the life he lived and family he built...Tom & Kristen and kids are legacy of the man Mr. Hill...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Ken & Mary Sorley

“So impressed with this full and productive life. It explains much about Steve's amazing abilities. Peace and love to the entire family. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Rick and Suzanne Bremer

“It is a comfort to know Tom's testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. I often think of all his work and advise. Also, how he...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Les & Bonnie Kelley

“Tom was truly a precious fellow, and he will be sorely missed by the many family members and friends who loved him. His legacy will live on in the...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Donna and Wayne Garner

“Unlike bro. Tom,(best emcee ever) I am having a hard time thinking of just how to say....what I want to express. So, I'll just sum it up with........Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Connie (Coy) Bills

“Mrs. Hill, you and Tom were both huge influences on my Christian growth. Mr. Hill inspired well thought out faith backed by the truth of Gods word. I...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Bethany Hodge

“Always respected him and will remember him for his wisdom and wit - love and prayers, Chad and Marsha Hardbarger ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Chad

“Through only work a short time with time in the ER, I found him to be a VERY CARING person and I loved working with him!!! ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mickey Smith

“What a fine man Tom was. We will miss him so much. Praying for Peace and Comfort for Janice and his family. Love, Ty and Tammy Ballew ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Ty and Tammy Ballew


Thomas Cross Hill June 11, 1930 - October 23, 2013 Thomas Cross Hill of Waco passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, at the Highland Baptist Church Chapel. Viewing and visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, at Wilkirson Hatch Bailey Garden Room. Tom was born in Aberdeen, Washington, on June 11, 1930, to Frank and Sarah Hill. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1948 and from Whitman College with a degree in chemistry in 1954, after serving for 2 years in the Marine Corps. Tom married the love of his life Janice Stiller in 1953. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in chemical engineering in 1956. He worked for Union Carbide in Charleston, West Virginia, upon graduation from college until 1965, when he was transferred to the Sistersville, West Virginia, plant and the family moved to St. Marys, West Virginia. He retired in 1986 and moved to Waco, Texas, in 2002, where he made his home until his death on October 23, 2013. He was a talented actor, and worked in community and church venues. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 28 and a lifelong Republican, serving on the Executive Committee in Pleasants County. He served in various capacities at Calvary Baptist Church in St. Marys from its formation until November 2001, and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church before the family relocated to Texas. He was a volunteer with Pleasants County Senior Nutrition, Belmont Water Dept., and served as a member of the Belmont Sewer Board. In Waco, he was an active member of Highland Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon and was always willing to assist local widows in whatever manner needed. He volunteered at Providence Emergency Room until his death. While at Providence he oversaw the Pre-Med Volunteer Program for Baylor students for several years and received the Five Star Vision Award in 2007 for his dedicated service. He was active in local politics wherever he went and was outspoken in his conservative beliefs his entire life. One of Tom's greatest pleasures was spending time with his four sons and only daughter. He also enjoyed attending athletic events and performances of his grandchildren and was also a professional hobbyist. He could do or build most anything with his hands: from gardening to woodworking to teaching his children how to make rockets, or even carving many swords for his grandkids. He loved his family and will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, Christian and jokester extraordinaire. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janice; children, Steve and Jane Hill of Asheville, North Carolina, Dan and Chris Hill of Salem, Oregon, David and Pam Hill of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Tom Jr. & Kristin Hill of Waco, and Nick & Rebecca (Hill) Herron of Waco; grandchildren, Aaron, Adam, Sharlyne, Sarah, Jeremy, Ben, Calvin, Cora, Chase, Taylor, Hannah & Daniel; and great grandchildren, Casey, Cody, Kassidy, Isaac, Sabina and baby, Asher. In lieu of flowers the family requests gifts be made to Answers in Genesis (www.answersingenesis.org) or Providence Hospital Volunteer Services, 6901 Medical Parkway, Waco Texas 76712. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.