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06/16/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Wesley Hill

Wesley P. Hill
(d. 14 June 2009)

Newport News High School Class of February 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
 We have still more sad news to report.   
 Wesley Hill, Class of February 1945, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the age of 81. 

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 06/16/09 - "  Wesley Hill Obit.":

Hello Carol, Mon. June 16, 09

I was saddened to see in today's Daily Press the obituary for Wesley P. Hill.

Wes was a member of NNHS Class of February 1945. We were in band together where he played trombone. Later, in the summer of 1945. we worked near each other on the Shipyard piers. This was in the closing months of Word War II. We spent many lunch hours and break times discussing what might lie ahead for us.

Nostalgic best wishes, Fred
Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you for pointing this one out to me, Fred.  Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend. 

From the Daily Press - 06/16/09:  

          Wesley P. Hill

    NEWPORT NEWS - Wesley P. Hill, 81, a lifelong resident of Newport News, entered into eternal peace and rest on Sunday, June 14, 2009.

Mr. Hill was a self-employed accountant and tax preparer; he retired from the profession in 1991, after 40 years. He was a longtime member of Liberty Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. In his retirement, he enjoyed his volunteer work with the Virginia Living Museum.

Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his two sisters, Mildred Collins and Ella Larsen; and brother, William G. Hill Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean G. Hill; two sons, Barry P. Hill of Richmond, Thomas H. Hill and his wife, Beverly of Newport News; brother, Burton P. Hill of Newport News; and two grandchildren, Tobias H. and Andrew R. Hill.

Wesley P. Hill

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Donations, in his memory, may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, 1021 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 6/16/2009 - 6/17/2009.
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June 16, 2009

Dear Jean, Tom, and Family:
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love and sympathy,

Ward & Suzanne

June 16, 2009 

The first time I met Uncle Wesley was at a New Year's Eve gathering at Lottie & Billy's. Stuart and I were young married folk and the Hill siblings brought lots of good food. I met Ella, Burton, Wesley, Mildred, and their sweet spouses in Billy's living room and felt immediately like part of the family. Listening to Burton, Wesley, and Billy tease and laugh with each other was a real treat. I'm thankful for the memories.
~ Susie Engle-Hill

June 16, 2009 

Dear Jean, I remember working with you, Wes, and your dad for a few months in 1959. You all were such a loving, caring family that it showed in the workplace also. My prayers for comfort in His name go out to you and the family.
~ Doris Carter, Tomball, Texas
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June 16, 2009 

Dear Jean and Family,

I am truly saddened to learn of Wesley's passing. He was indeed a wonderful man. I remember many happy and fun occasions. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
~ Harry Covert, Alexandria, Virginia

June 16, 2009 

Jean, Tommy and Barry, so sorry to hear about the death of Wesley. I remember all the wonderful times we had working together. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Buddy and Billie Cummings


June 16, 2009 

The Wesley Hill family,
Wesley was my Men's Sunday School teacher for a couple of years in the 70's. He was certainly a positive influence in my Christian walk. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Ed & Lucy Smith
Ed Smith, Hallieford, Virginia

June 16, 2009 

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
~  Buddy & Lorraine Holzsweig, Newport News, Virginia



   Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Hill family and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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