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Gregory Hill

Birth Date: October 28, 1960
Death Date: November 11, 2017

Gregory Bruce Hill, 57, of Long Creek, IL left this world to be with Jesus , Saturday, November 11, 2017, in his home with his wife, children and “Gracie Mae” by his side.
Greg was born October 28, 1960, in Decatur, IL, the son of Bruce Hill and Sue (Yoder) Clendenen. He graduated from Mt. Zion High School and was a retied painter from the Painters Local #363 , Champaign , IL. Greg married Tina Yarnell, July 8, 2000 on Lake Shelbyville. Together they raised and are survived by four children, Jackie (Jeremy) Conour, Jason (friend-Taya) Hill, Stephanie (friend- Dustin) Flannigan, Melanie (Kent) Walker. Greg’s pride and joy was his grandchildren, Brooke, Dillan, Gaige, Kyle, Jayden, Lillian, Breyonna, Brenlee, Jack and Jase; four sisters and three brothers; and his newest companion, Gracie Mae.
Greg had a thirst for life and found joy in everything he did. There was no season in Greg’s life that was left untouched, from fishing, to mushroom hunting, deer, and waterfowl hunting and working in between. There was no greater joy in Greg’s life than spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed time with his Minnesota family, his Tuesday morning men’s study group and his “retiree’s” lunch group. Greg was a true inspiration to many and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Velasco, nurse Shanna Woodward, the Cancer Center Team and DMH Hospice.
A Celebration of Greg’s life will be Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. with the receiving of friends immediately after at Lampstand Church in Decatur, IL. Burial will be in Point Pleasant Cemetery in Long Creek, IL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to DMH Cancer Care Institute Fund, Lampstand Church or Long Creek United Methodist Church. The family requests that casual attire be worn, “Camouflage optional”.
The family of Greg Hill is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of Life
November 16, 2017
6:00 pm
Lampstand Presbyterian Church
655 S Airport Rd Decatur, IL 62521-8717
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  1. Tina and family,
    I know words cannot ease the pain when a loved one is lost, but Vivian and I send our sympathies to you. I am sorry we were unable to attend the celebration of life, and were saddened, when we received word of Greg's passing. We pray the lord watches closely over you and your family during this time.

    Jim and Vivian Hale

  2. May God give you all strength and comfort at this time and always. Gregg was a sweet guy. Loved to tease his Mother,. and was big help to all the family. His spirit just got a head start going home. So many memories he leaves behind, but his presence will be felt as each season changes.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family. Always enjoyed talking to Greg when he came into RP Lumber. One of my favorite customer. Will be missed by all

  4. Where do I begin, so many memories of Gregor and my Minnesota family. Not very often do you find people that you connect with instantly and this friendship was one of those. Tina and kids, i am here for you always. Talk to him and keep your memories close as you find they will get you through the day. It will comfort you. We will see them on the other side.

    Love you all more than words can say.

  5. Tina, Melanie and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you all peace during this most difficult time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Tina & Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time. My thoughts & prayers are with you-
    Donna Beasley (ADM)

  7. Greg always had a positive attitude and a smile for anyone near him. He was a kind and giving man and I'm sure he will be missed by many. It was always fun growing up with Greg, ornery and all!

  8. Tina, please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Greg. You two were always special to me along with your entire family. I️ will be out of town so will miss his memorial but wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. :pray::pray::heart:

  9. Dearest Tina,
    I am so very sorry for your loss of Greg!
    Please know my thoughts, prayers and love are with you.
    I am in Nashville this week and will not be able to come.
    I love you Tina!

  10. Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort knowing that he is resting in peace now. Your Friend, Mandy

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