Percy Hill was taken home to Jesus on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, just shy of his 86th birthday. Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Dennis. Interment: Tuesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Percy was born to Percy Dee "Pete" and Johnnie Hill on Nov. 2, 1930, in Vernon and was shortly joined by his brother, Ray Hill. The family moved to Fort Worth where Percy graduated from Poly High School in 1949 then served in the United States Marine Corps before attending Decatur Baptist College. After college, he took a job with the railroad where he was offered a sales job with State Farm Insurance. In May of 1956 he became a State Farm agent. During this time he worked tirelessly to develop relationships and build his business, which flourished into a successful 44-year career, before his retirement in December 2000. Percy's life was full of family, fun vacations and traveling, playing golf with friends and building relationships. He had a knack for bringing people of all walks of life together. He lived each day to the fullest capacity and was always there to help anyone in need. Percy was a founding member of the Lake Country Men's Golf Association until he retired and moved to his favorite course at Sugar Tree where he lived with his wife, Zoe. He was a current member of the First Baptist Church of Dennis. Percy was preceded in death by wife, Elaine; parents, Pete and Johnnie; brother, Ray; son, Wayne; and granddaughter, Jessika. Percy is survived by a large family and many friends who admired and respected him. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Zoe; children, Paul Bennett and wife, Francis, Bruce Hill and wife, Carol, Julia Hill, Ronda Baker and husband, Steve, Janet Spracklen and husband, Robert, Toni Clark and husband, Tom, and Robert Cryer; grandchildren, Harmony, Ashley, Sabra, Brandie, Tommy, Zachary, Brandon, Jason, Jacqueline, Jeremy; and eight great-grandchildren.
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