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Neal Anthony Hill

On October 7, 2019, Neal Anthony Hill went home to be with Jesus.  He was known as “Pap-Paw Neal”, “Pap-Paw Train”, “Nellie Ann”, “Nabob”, and “Vern”. He was born in Jackson, TN on July 22, 1949. He worked at Y-12 Nuclear Facility for 47 years. He was a Knox County reserve officer for 12 years.He gave blood for 27 years donating more than 55 gallons over this time.  More importantly, this coming New Year’s Eve, He would have been a 50 year member of First Apostolic Church in Knoxville.  He played the bass guitar, harmonica, and sang for 25 years, drove the Silver Eagle Buses for FAC and ACS functions for 33 years, founding member of the Apostolic Adventurers and many other ministries.  He spent much time reading, praying his fellow saints and was a friend to all. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Avner “Tater” and Mamie Stubblefield Hill, Brother Wendell Hill, and Nephew Alan Clenney.  Survived by his loving wife Patricia H. Hill, Daughter Christy Hill, Son Marc Hill and wife Shannon, Son Jeremy Hill and wife Olivia (Gibson), Daughter Rebekah (Harnik) and Husband Bill Briggs, Sister Katie (Hill) and husband Paul Clenney, Brother Leslie and wife Judy Hill.

Granddaughters Giada “Gigi” and Bianca “Birdie” Hill, Grandson Hayden and wife Miesha (Taylor) Briggs, Granddaughter Sydny (Briggs) and Drew Flanary.

Great Granddaughters Avie-Lee Rose and soon to be born Theodora-Jane Dai Briggs and several nieces and nephews.

The Home Going service will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm at First Apostolic Church in Knoxville.  Receiving of friends will be from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the “Just Because” fund at First Apostolic Church. 

Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.  

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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