Arnold Lee Hill

June 19, 1937 - February 26, 2015

Arnold Lee Hill, 77, of Big Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 26, 2015, surrounded by his family.

Lee was born June 19, 1937 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Oliver Roy and Ollie Mae McCuistion Hill. He worked as an oil field pumper for over 30 years and retired in 1989. He was a member of Faith Temple United Pentecostal Church in Big Lake for many years and was faithful about keeping the church lawns mowed and well maintained.

Lee married the love of his life, Danetta Barton, on April 2, 1976 in Big Lake and they spent 37 wonderful years together. His favorite hobby and pastime was woodworking and cracking pecans.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister and 1 great granddaughter.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Danetta Hill of Big Lake; Daughter, Diane Hill of Big Spring; sons, Tommy McNeill and wife Christy of Big Lake, and Donny Hill of Big Lake; Grandchildren, Amanda Brinkley, Cody McNeill, Patricia Gifford,  Mariah Hill, Natalea Hill, all of Big Lake, Grayson Jones of Ballinger, Laramie Genn of Margate, Florida, Angela Genn of Stroud, Oklahoma, and David Gifford of Salem, Oregon; 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit and pay respects at Johnson’s Funeral Home Sunday and Monday. Funeral Service will be held 12:00 Noon Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Wood officiating. Graveside service will be 3:00 PM Tuesday at Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake.

Family and friends may express condolences and sign the online guest book at

The Big Lake Wildcat

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PO Box 946
Big Lake, TX 76932
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