Harold Gene Hill, 59, of East Peoria, died at his residence at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009.


Harold Gene Hill, 59, of East Peoria, died at his residence at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009.

Born Aug. 11, 1950, in Glendale, Calif., to Howard Louis and Leila Loetta Chart Hill, he married Lori Lee Nelson June 10, 2000, in East Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Robert G. (Molly) Hill of Peoria Heights, Linda A. (Bill) Murphy of Brimfield, Jeremiah J. Walton of East Peoria, and Nicole M. (Michael) Crawford of Creve Coeur; four grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Glenda Nelson of East Peoria; seven siblings, George (Bruna) Melloy of Lee Summit, Mo., Shirley (Wayne) Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary George of Bettendorf, Iowa, Dennis (Pat) Melloy of East Peoria, Terry (Shirley) Melloy of Melbourne, Fla., Kathy Tanner of Peoria Heights, and Sharon (Artie) Fowler of Hanna City.

He was a professional truck driver for his entire working career. 

He also served as a volunteer fire fighter in Peoria Heights.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in East Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment of cremated remains will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Heindrichson Radiation Center at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

His memorial Web site will be available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may be made to the family.