Hill, Gilbert Kenneth Of Jackson, MI, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the age of 85. Mr. Hill was the son of Kenneth T. Hill and Edith (Gilbert) Hill, born February 13, 1931. Gilbert was proceeded in death by his wife Bernice G. Hill, his parents, and son-in-law Tim Zilafro. He is survived by three children, Larry (Fran) Hill, Craig (Eileen) Hill, and Holly (late Tim) Zilafro; sister, Janice Roberts, and brother, Richard Hill; five grandchildren, Amanda (Jeff) Kwiatkowski, Christina (Israel) Saucedo, Joshua Zilafro, Brad (Tereasa) Hill, and Joseph Hill; 10 great-grandchildren, Morgan, IJ, Kris, and Isaiah Saucedo, Noah, Jacob, Elijah, and Josiah Kwiatkowski, Sam, and Sara Williams. Gilbert was a graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, MI. After high school he went to Principia Business College where he received an Associate Degree in Business. He then worked in the family business at Hill Piston Service Company. He owned and operated Gilbert's Auto Supply in Clinton, MI. with his wife from 1964 until he retired in 1994. After retiring he moved to Cookesville, Tennessee, and in 2007 returned to Onsted, MI, and in his last years he resided at Vista Grande Villa. Gilbert enjoyed fishing, hunting, yard work, and woodworking. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held November 4, 2016 at 11a.m. at Vista Grande Villa in the Grande Room, Chaplain Mike Rogers officiating. Inurnment will take place at Roseland Cemetery. Memorial Contributions in honor of Gilbert may be made to Vista Grande Villa, 2251 Springport Road, Jackson, Michigan 49202. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.
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