Haskell Ray Hill, Obit

Haskell Ray Hill, 94 years old of Queen City, Texas left this earthly life to enter the gates of Heaven on Monday, February 20, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife Joy Hill, son Alvin Leslie (Bubba) Hill, mother and father Alvin & Verna Hill, brother Weldon, and sister Raba.

He leaves to cherish his memory one son: Haskell Leon Hill and wife Jo Ann, daughters: Mary White and husband Bryan, Martha Godwin and husband Dale, and Margaret Watson and husband Don all of Queen City. He leaves nine grandchildren: Charles Byrum and wife Julie of Queen City, Catherine Plyler and husband Daniel of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Jennifer White of Queen City, Christopher White and wife Kimberly of Texarkana, Texas, Joseph Hill and wife Ashley of College Station, Texas, Emily Freeman and husband Chad of Texarkana, Texas, Amanda Wise and husband Cullen of Queen City, Stephen Watson and wife Heather of Harleton, Texas, and Sarah Mott and husband Joseph of Yuma, Arizona. He is survived by a sister, Sara Crosby of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and a lifetime of friends.

Haskell was born in Queen City on August 6, 1928. His dad was a farmer and carpenter. His mom was a homemaker. He left east Texas to move to Houston where he worked at the Rice Hotel. He often talked about his days there, and it was in Houston where he met the love of his life. They married on June 23, 1950. He served in the army as a mechanic in the motor pool during the Korean War. Upon returning to Queen City to make a home with his new wife, he went to work at Red River Army Depot where he served as a quality control inspector until his retirement. He served his community in a variety of roles over the years – band boosters, Masonic lodge, Community Welfare, Boy Scouts of America, and probably a few more. He served as the scout leader of Troop 44 for over 40 years. He earned the distinction of Order of the Arrow and spent many happy times at Camp Pioneer with his troop. He also received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America for his service to the organization. He was a member of Queen City Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26th at Queen City Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service also at the church, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service, with Charles Lawrence and Jeff Dotson officiating the service.