Mr. Taft Hill, age 94, Johnson City, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at The Waters of Johnson City.
Mr. Hill was born in Johnson City and the son of the late Jefferson & Lena Peterson Hill. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Hill.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hill was also a member of the Gideon’s International and past President of Johnson City Kiwanis.
Mr. Hill was a US Army Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Hill, Johnson City; son and daughter-in-law, David Brian & Dawn Hill, Blountville; two sisters, Helen Kinnick (John) and Hazel LaFollette, all of Johnson City; one granddaughter, Michelle Yeary (Jack); great-grandson, Jacob Yeary; brother-in-law, Leon Byerley; and several nephews and nieces.
Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Pastor Tony Trott officiating.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 3688 Johnson City, TN 37602-3688 or Westminster Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, 2343 Knob Creek Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604.
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"Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain." My condolences to Jeanette, Brian and all the family members. I have have know Taft since the late 70's and he was a person I respected, admired and enjoyed being around. When you thought of softball in the church leagues in Johnson City, Taft was always front and center. He coached young men at First Presbyterian Church for many years. Taft served on the Church Athletic Board for JC Parks & Recreation for more than 25 years. He later served on the JC Parks & Recreation Board. In the 80's Taft played for JC Seniors Softball Team and went undefeated for several years and played in two national tournaments. It is sad a polite and gentle person is no longer with us but he definitely made a difference in a lot of kids lives including mine. He will be missed!
Jeanette, on behalf of Wayde Brown's family (Eulee and children), I would like to send our deepest condolences for your loss. Dad (and our family) always thought a lot of Taft. Dad, Taft, and we kids had many lunches at Logan's when they worked together at Mountain Empire Auction and Real Estate. Sweet memories of both men to cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Taft was a kind, good hearted man with a good sense of humor. My condolences to you Brian , your mom and your entire family.
My condolences to Brian and Mrs. Hill. I always think fondly of Taft. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Jeanette, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Taft was such a wonderful man and will be missed.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Taft. Great man and great family. Blessings and comfort to the Hill family