Forrest B. Hill, Jr., 84, of Charleston, Tn., died Sunday, May 13, 2012, in a local hospital.
He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. In 1951, he received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Middle TN State University. He retired from Combustion Engineering after over 41 years, and then went to Korea for Combustion Engineering where he was the plant manager at a nuclear facility for 3 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Buchanan Hill, Sr. and Ruth Margaret Thomas Hill; son, Robert Hooper Hill; and sister, Mildred Juanita Hill Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Gertha Dean Hooper Hill of Charleston; son, Forrest Buchanan Hill III (Bucky) of Charleston; brother, Dr. Thomas Kennard Hill of Murfreesboro; sisters, Leona Marie Hill Ragland of Huntsville, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Dr. John Powers officiating. Interment will follow in Candies Creek Cemetery with Paul Hill Ragland, Kennard (Ken) Hill, Tommy Ragland, Steve Bacon, Jamie Wells, Matthew Wiley and Sammy Jones serving as pallbearers. Mark Wells will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
His family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Ralph Buckner Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.