Larry Ray Hill
September 4, 1942 ~ January 5, 2021
Larry Ray Hill, 78, of Linden, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was born September 4, 1942 in Atlanta, Texas to Mildred and Alton Hill.
Larry attended Linden-Kildare High School and graduated in 1960. He was a starter on the 1960 undefeated state championship basketball team. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Education from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas in 1966. He had a successful career with Brown & Root Construction and retired as a Project Manager after 35 years.
He was a member of the Linden United Methodist Church and was an active member of The Fishermen’s Sunday School Class. He had 50.7 years of service and was a past Master and an endowed member of Linden Lodge #192. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
Larry was a devoted family man who loved his children and enjoyed taking part in their activities as they grew up. He later enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many activities and events.
He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, and never missed watching a Texas Rangers game. In his retirement, he worked on small engines…if it was broken, he was going to fix it.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Leigh Hill and his parents, Mildred and Alton Hill. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sue Hill, children, Tanya and husband Kenneth Recer of Longview, TX, Tammy Hill Kozsuch of Tyler, TX, Chris and wife Sonya Hill of White Oak, TX. He also leaves behind six grandchildren; Ryan Recer and wife Nikki, Seth Kozsuch, Sarah Allen and husband Drue, Kate Kozsuch, Kaden Kozsuch and Emma Hill, and great-grandchildren; Landry, Levi, Layton, Haleigh, Bryan and Kason. He is also survived by his loving sister, Angela Hill Jacob and husband Jim of Glendale, Arizona and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and his “best buddy” Hubble.
Larry led a full and loving life. He was always willing to help anyone. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10,2021 at the Linden Cemetery with Pastor Kelly Krone officiating and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden. Pallbearers include Ryan Recer, Seth Kozsuch, Kaden Kozsuch, Kenneth Recer, Dan Boon, Frank Lanier, Ronnie Hamm, Steve Bennett, J. G. Turner and Mikie Burson.
There will be a time of visitation from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Linden United Methodist Church or Linden Cemetery.