Charles Winford Hill, Sr., 91, went to be with the Lord June 27, 2021, with his family by his side. He was born in Dallas Jan. 13, 1930 to I.V. and Maudie Hill.
In 1974, Charles moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area with his three children. Within the year, he started Hill’s Insulation that is still serving the community today. He continued working until the ripe age of 91. Those who had the privilege of working alongside him knew the value he brought to the community.
During his free time, which wasn’t often, he has enjoyed fishing, showing off his collection of classic cars at the car show, teaching his children to water ski and his trips to Shreveport with his grandchildren in tow. If you needed him during breakfast or lunch hours, you could easily find him at McClain’s or Yellow Rose Café with his grandson Jackson.
Charles would tell you his greatest achievement was leaving a legacy for his family. The love he showed was obvious to all who knew him. His love wasn’t transparent. It was a love that shared with all who had the pleasure to be in his presence.
For the last 17 years, he spent his life with his loving wife Barbara. They enjoyed attending their grandchildren’s activities and watching them excel in life. Holidays were always a time they treasured with their blended families. His favorite part of his day was coming home after a hard day’s work to enjoy dinner with his wife.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Curtis, Leroy, Elton, Robert, Joe and Larry, sisters Emma, Opal, Elzie and Lynn and grandson Eric.
He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara Hill, son Charles “Bubba” Winford Hill, Jr. and daughter-in-law Kim, daughters Carla Smith and Dana Sebring, stepson Keith and wife Kerry Woods, step-daughter Sharon Woods, grandchildren Amber, Shonda, Christopher, Garry, Gabriel, Kelci, Jackson, Ashley and Kyle, great-grandchildren Nicolas (Nic), Cameron (Cami), Rebecca, Jacobi, Ian, Bay, and Lathan, brothers Floyd and Billy and sisters Juanita and Jane.
Special thanks to Dr. Mahmoud, Caring Hearts Hospice, Trenda Melemee, Angie Bradford, Brittany Clevinger and Brother Bob Perry.
For those who wish, the family is accepting donations to the Cedar Creek Bible Church.
Funeral services were held July 2, 2021 at at First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.