Marvin Hill


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CHAMPAIGN — Marvin Daniel Hill Sr. of Champaign passed away March 20, 2019, at home. He was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Ogelthorpe County, Ga., to Enoch Amos and Florrie (Smith) Hill.

His parents relocated the family to Garden City, Mich., in 1926. In 1944, Marvin joined the Canadian Army and became an infantry scout in the Algonquin Regiment during World War II.

After the war, he became a car salesman for Ford, being transferred throughout the United States. In 1961, he bought his first dealership, “Hill Ford Sales” in Fremont, Ohio, which he then sold in 1969. Then he owned “Hawthorne AMC Jeep” in Toledo, Ohio, until 1981, and in 1982, purchased his third and last dealership, “Hill Ford Sales” in Champaign, from which he retired at the age of 80.

Marvin was an avid big game hunter, acquiring trophy animals from around the world and being recognized by Safari Club International.

He married Verna (Fish) Gilbert of Fremont, Ohio, on March 3, 1973, in Toledo, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Albert “Al”, Odell “Tony," John and Chuck Hill.

Marvin is survived by his five children, Sharilyn (John) Burdett of Clyde, Ohio, Jeanette (Bill) Druckenmiller of Fremont, Ohio, Marvin Daniel (Pam) Hill, Jr. of Bozeman, Mont., Kevin (Dennie) Hill of Pemberville, Ohio, and Kimberly (Joseph) McGraw of Tazewell, Va. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. His two sisters, Edna Mudry and Barbara Lantz, both of Florida, also survive.

A visitation will be held at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 4 until 6 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at Foos Funeral Home,  504 E. McPherson Highway in Clyde, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Marvin will be laid to rest at Park Hurst Cemetery in Clyde, Ohio.

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