Dale Emerson Hill, 59, of Kingston, went to be with our Lord on July 16, 2015, at his home.
Dale was born the only son of Loring and Ruth (Hoffman) Hill on Jan. 5, 1956.
On Sept. 25, 1978, Dale fulfilled his father's dream of him becoming a licensed funeral director/embalmer and taking over the family business, The Hill Funeral Home. Dale married the love of his life and business partner, Kathy Lee (Clever) Hill, on Aug. 14, 1982.
Dale was a 1974 graduate of Zane Trace High School, 1976 graduate of Capital University and 1978 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
Dale is survived by his wife; and daughter, Sierra Hill. Also surviving include his sisters, Alice (Ewing) Giffin of Wooster, Carol (Steve) Ewing of Waverly and Theresa (Todd) Colopy of Kingston; and many special nieces and nephews. Dale is also survived by special friends, Ralph Wiseman, Jerry Adams, David Hedges, "Spank" Morrison and Gary Stevens, as well as many other friends and colleagues in the community.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Sue Gay and Judy Chandler; and mother-in-law, Bonnie Clever.
Dale was a football enthusiast. He was very proud of his years of playing football at Zane Trace High School and Capital University. Dale was a member of the first varsity football team and scored the first touchdown in Zane Trace football history.
Dale also dedicated years of service to the Green Township Fire Department and was a member of the Green Township Fire Association. Dale also touched the lives of countless grieving families in his community during his 37-year career as a funeral director.
Dale's proudest moment was when his daughter, Sierra Hill, decided to pursue becoming a funeral director and taking over the family business. Sierra plans to continue the Hill tradition as a third generation funeral director following in her father's and grandfather, Loring Hill's, footsteps.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with Barry Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt Pleasant Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Hill's.
Condolences can be made online at www.hillfhkingston.com.