Ronald E. Hill, 70, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Bobby Morford officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Ronald was born March 4, 1943, in Amarillo to B.F. “Ben” and Muriel Klinger Hill. He graduated from Palo Duro High School and attended Amarillo College, West Texas State University and Boise Junior College, now Boise State University. He proudly served his country in the Air Force for six year where he worked on Titan missiles.
He worked in insurance sales for Southland Life, was a brakeman, conductor and engineer for Burlington Railroad. He was an independent interstate trucker leased to Landstar and was a Million Mile Safe Driver. As a trucker he traveled 48 states and parts of Canada. He loved cattle ranching, never met a stranger, and had many friends in all parts of the country.
Ronald was the best loving father that a daughter and two granddaughters ever had.
He enjoyed listening to all types of music, playing guitar, reading everything from fiction to political commentary, philosophy, and science fiction. He loved model trains, rose bushes and blue grass. Ronald was a skilled cabinet maker and remodeler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Dwayne Wheeler; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Denney Copeland Hill of the home; a daughter, Shannon Leigh Hill Polster of Amarillo; granddaughters, Emily Grace Polster and Taylor Ann Polster, both of Amarillo; cousins, Chet Calcoat, Peggy Calcoat, Raymond Hill, all of Amarillo and Edward L. Klinger of Missouri; his stepmother, Vera Hill of North Richland Hills; sisters, Patsy Blount of Neosho, Missouri and Mary Collins of Lubbock; a stepsister, DeeDee Hill Morgan of Keller; half sisters, Janet Morford of Tulsa and Christee Anderson of Trophy Club; stepsons, Randy and Derwin of Amarillo; a step grandson, Wayne Wheeler of Amarillo; numerous nieces and nephews; and former wives, Glenda Fassauer and Naydean Wheeler.
The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX, 79174-0001.