Thomas “June” Hill, Jr. was born December 12, 1941 to Emma Coker and Thomas Hill, Sr. in Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas. He was the third son to a family of eleven sons and one daughter. Thomas was converted at an early age. He inherited the vocal attributes of his father and sang in the choir for the majority of his Christian life, to which his mother thoroughly enjoyed.
He graduated from Holman High School in 1963. Thomas was an awesome sportsman; he played football and basketball, gaining him a scholarship to Shorter College. He remained faithful to Holman until his health began to fail.
Thomas worked as a farmer for many years. In 1989, he started a new career at Riceland Foods, retiring in 2004 only to begin another career as a yardman. He was always tinkering on something, staying busy at all times.
He loved his family whether they were near or far, and he often shared memories of his elders with anyone who would listen. His children and grandchildren meant the world to him.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Thomas and Emma Hill, his brothers Roy Earls, Sr., John Hill, Hubert Hill, Willie Hill, and sister-in-law Geraldine Hill.
Thomas departed this life on July 16, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his wife and family. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife of 25 years Reatha Hill, six daughters, one son, five grandsons, four granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, six brothers, one sister, two brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation held Friday, July 24, 2020 from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Relerford Funeral Home, Stuttgart. Graveside Service held Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00am at Lone Tree Cemetery, Stuttgart. (Note: face masks are required at both the Visitation and Graveside Service)
Professional services entrusted to Relerford Funeral Home, 301 S. College St, Stuttgart, AR. (870) 672-8901. Visit us at www.relerfordfuneralhome.com or Facebook: Relerford FH.