Robert was a graduate of Brazil High School and honorably served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Naval Reserve. He retired from the Indiana Gas Corp. (Vectren) after 30 years. He also had worked on the Randolph County Sheriff's Dept., as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for more than 30 years before retiring.
He was a former Town Marshal of Modoc, a former Deputy Marshal of Losantville, a member of the first Randolph County Emergency Response Team and a Bailiff of the Randolph County Superior Court.
Robert was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Winchester, a life member of the Union City VFW, the Union City Knights of Columbus, a current member of the Farmland American Legion, the Portland Moose, the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity in Winchester, a lifetime member of the NRA, a charter member of the J.P.F.O., a member of the S.A.S.S. and a former Commander and Sergeant at Arms of the Winchester American Legion.
Survivors include three sons Doug Hill, Union City, Ind., Bob N. (wife Karen) Hill, Portland, Brian Hill, Losantville, a step-son Mitch King, Indianapolis, a step-daughter Marcy Tarter, Winchester, three grandchildren Kayla Hill and Clayton Hill, Portland, Kaycee Shanelle Hill, Winchester and four step grandchildren Matt, Brody and Kelsey Tarter and Blakeliegh King.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jeanie Hill, and a lifelong best friend Kent Knapp, formerly of Brazil.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Winchester with Father Michael McKinley officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Friends and relatives may call from 2-8 p.m., on Thursday at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester. A scripture service will take place at 5 p.m., during the visitation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.