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First Baptist Church of Barberton
Monday January 29th, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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First Baptist Church of Barberton
Tuesday January 30th, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am

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First Baptist Church of Barberton
Tuesday January 30th, 2018

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Rev. Jim Hill

Lonnie James Hill, 71, passed away on January 22, 2018. He wanted to let you know his forwarding address, Heaven!  He is now seeing His Savior face-to-face, walking the streets of gold, and singing as loudly as he can!  His greatest desire is for you to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection.  Jim said to tell you all that he will be waiting for you by the gate!

Jim was born August 23, 1946 in Akron to John and Pauline Hill.  He joined the U.S. Marine Corp and served in communications and cryptology.  Following his military service, he continued to serve in law enforcement for nearly 20 years.  With his precious wife, Karen, he invested his life loving Jesus and serving others through 30 years in the insurance industry and 50 years in ministry.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, John Hollis Hill; father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Lou Wright; and brother, John Paul Hill.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen; daughters, Mandy Lou (Brian) Jacobsen; Tammy (Brandon) Sexton; grandchildren, Skylar, Samuel, Emmaline, Wyatt, Ellie Jean; brother-in-law, Keith (Marla) Wright; mother, Pauline Rinesmith; and sister, Barbara Anderson.

The family would like to thank Dr. Duane Wages, and the staffs at DaVita Dialysis and The Cooper Cancer Center.

Friends may call at First Baptist Church of Barberton, 254 6th St. NW, Barberton, OH. on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the church on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Pastors Mike Prebynski and Brandon Sexton officiating. Interment with military honors will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

First Baptist Church of Barberton, in memory of Jim.  

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Very sorry for your loss. Jim was a kind and happy person I always enjoyed talking with him and he always showed caring concern for those he meet.
Sincerely Brenda Strickland

Brenda Strickland Jan 30 2018 12:00 AM

Karen, Mandy and Tammy:
So many memories shared with your family. You are in our thoughtsas you grieve - the loss of your beloved husband and dad...and as you rejoice - knowing that this is not "goodbye", but "we'll see you soon".
Praying for each of you!
Brian and Dawn (Spencer) Croasmun

Brian and Dawn (Spencer) Croasmun Jan 30 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. We remember the fun times! Don and Deb Plaster (son of Estella Ralston Plaster)

Donald Plaster Jan 28 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. What an amazing person Jim was and what a remarkable life. We feel so blessed that we got to know him. Please know that you are surrounded by much love.

When we think of Jim, we are reminded of these verses:

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." (2 Timothy 4:7-8)

Love and prayers,

Mike and Gladys Radebaugh

Mike & Gladys Radebaugh Jan 28 2018 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace.

Sharon Salem Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent on January 25, 2018

Karen, Mandy, Brian, Tammy, Brandon, and the Kids, We love you all and are so sorry that Jim is no longer with us, but so excited for him and when we all see him again. the Kezman Parker Family

Expression of Sympathy Jan 25 2018 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jan 25 2018 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jan 25 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time! May u all feel Gods peace and strength! He was a wonderful man..

Phil and Sharon Ralston Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM

Karen, Mandy and Tammy....If there is anything we can do to help lighten your burden, please don't hesitate to let us know. We will be praying for your entire family during this difficult time. Jim's great love for his Lord and his love for his family will never be forgotten.

We hope the following verse provides you comfort.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Jeff and Kim Reitman Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM

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