A graveside service for James Archie Hill, 81, a Gardnerville resident for the past 25 years, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastside Memorial Cemetery in Minden with the Rev. Pete Nelson officiating.
A private family visitation will be at Walton's Chapel of the Valley from 1-2:30 p.m. today.
Mr. Hill died March 16, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan., to John and Margarie Fulton Hill.
He married Jacqueline on June 21, 1941, in Las Vegas.
He graduated from Burbank High School in Burbank, Calif., in 1937.
Before moving to Gardnerville, he lived in Sun Valley, Calif.
Mr. Hill was a plumber. He enjoyed hunting and ocean fishing, woodworking and he built his own house. He was experienced in welding. He was a member of the Boy Scouts, the Elks Lodge in Gardnerville, a life member of Local Union 761 and the Carson Valley United Methodist Church.
He served in the U.S. Navy Seebees, 55th Battalion, during World War II from 1943-45.
He was preceded in death by a son James Leroy, brother John R. and wife of 50 years Jacqueline.
Among his survivors are his daughters and sons-in-law Kathy D. and Eric Wicklund of Monterey, Calif, and Susan R. and Anthony Spotts of Gardnerville; sister Helen M. Hill of Reseda, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law Paul E. and Ann Hill of Gardnerville; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the food pantry nearest them.
Walton's Douglas County Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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