Vernon Duke Hill, 96, of Ladonia, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, with his loving family at his side.
He was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Wolfe City, to Robert Henry and Bessie Lee Perkins Hill. He married Ramona Fern Tucker March 27, 1960, in Ladonia.
Mr. Hill was a long time deacon of the First Baptist Church in Ladonia and a 1940 graduate of Ladonia High School. He served in the United States Navy during WWII aboard the USS Dyson and was a member of the Little Beavers Destroyer Squadron.
He is survived by two children, June Drawbond and husband Jacky of Ladonia and Milton Hill and wife Rachel of Hilltop Lakes; 12 grandchildren, Ashley Wright, Nicholas Tredway, Rebekka Aviles, Angel Hill, Destiny Hill, Michael Hill, Josh Hill, Nicole Salas, Addison Hill, Saphire Hill, Marie Hill and Mika Hill; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Hill; parents; brothers, Robert and William Hill; grandson, Cody Hill; and great-granddaughter, Odyssey Salas.
Military graveside honors will be performed by the U.S. Navy and the Hunt County Veterans Honor Guard.
Published on February 3, 2017