John Wayne Hill, 84
March 22, 1937 - September 04, 2021
John Wayne Hill, of Pinedale Community in Etta, Mississippi, at the age of 84, entered his eternal home on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at New Albany Health and Rehab, surrounded by his family after an extended battle with lung cancer. Mr Hill was born March 22, 1937, in Lone Star Communtiy, Union County, Mississippi, to John Washington and Ruby Lee Sappington Hill. He served our country in the United States Army and Army Reserves as a Sergeant.
Mr. Hill married the love of his life, Janie Sue Azlin, of Pinedale, on May 6, 1960, in Tunica, Mississippi. He received his GED through the GED program at Futorian Corporation, where he worked for over 40 years in the furniture industry, and over 12 years at Franklin Corp. in Pattern and Designs, 7 years with Swift Trucking, and after retirement, spent 4 years and 4 months with his dream job as Security of the Tanglefoot Trail. Union County. He enjoyed every minute spent on the Trail, the people he served, and meeting people from all 50 states, England, and China.
Mr. Hill was a born-again christian of the Baptist Faith. He loved his Lord and Saviour actively serving until his health failed, at Poolville Baptist Church as Sunday School Teacher. He served over 40 years at Bethel Baptist Church as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He served as one of the first Pinedale Fire Department Volunteers. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also known to pitch a baseball in the first church league for Bethel Baptist Church team.
While at New Albany Health and Rehab, he continued to be a faithful witness and teacher to all those he had came in contact with. He loved spending time with his family, reading and studying his Bible, sharing God’s Word, dominoes, cards, and checkers.
Services will be held at 3:00 P. M. on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Glenfield Funeral Home with Brother Justin Stripling officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 P. M. until service time on Sunday. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Suvivors include his wife of 61 years, Janie Azlin Hill of Pindale; daughter, Sue Annette and son-in-law, Barry Jenkins of Pinedale; granddaughter, Emily and husband, Brother Justin Stripling of Hurricane; two great-grandsons, Justin Carter Stripling and Preston Hayes Stripling; one great-granddaughter, Sophie Noel Stripling, all of Hurricane; his sister, Hazel Annette Churchill of Pindedale; his brother, Norman Jasper Hill of Myrtle; one half-brother and two half-sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins including all those adopted through the years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Washington Hill and Ruby Lee Sappington Hill; his in-laws, Roy Carlton Azlin, and Margaret Laverne Henson Bailey; his sisters, Ella Lynne Hill Mansel and Norma Ruth Hill Breland; his brothers in-law, James Carlton Azlin, Billy Quay Churchill, and Robert Lewis Mansel; nieces, Renita Gail Churchill Jones, Deborah Jo Hill Smith, and Ginger Manning Hill; and nephew, Michael Dwayne Hill.
The family requests in lieu of flowers for memorials to be made to Home Care Hospice Services of New Albany, Ms, or a charity of donors choice.