Claudie Preston Hill

November 30, 1920 ‒ January 09, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Claudie Preston Hill went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 9, 2020 in his North Carolina home surrounded by his family. He was 99.

He was born November 30, 1920 in Johnsville to parents Claudie O. & Laura (Faber) Hill. After he graduated from Bellville High School as the chair of his 1938 class, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army and earned a Bronze Star during WWII.

Claudie worked at Mansfield Tire for 32 years, building tires for 24 of those years the last few were in the lab. He also drove the bus for Mansfield City Schools for 22 years before retiring in 1978.

He was a member of Mansfield Baptist Temple. When it came to sports, he was a Cincinnati Reds fan as well as a Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed morning breakfast with his friends and he could be found at Arby’s at 4 p.m. for dinner.

He is survived by son Charles (Suzanna) Hill; grandchildren Brandon (Tiffanie) Parson and Nicki (Jeremy) Tart; great-grandchildren Sophia, Michael, Addison and Blake as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Claudie was preceded in death by brothers Albert Hill, Seibert Hill, Rubert Hill and George Hill; sister Genevieve Walters.

The Hill family will receive friends Monday, January 13, 2020 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Claudie’s life will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Pastor Rob Kurtz will speak. Burial will take place Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Emma Chapel Cemetery in Liberty, West Virginia.

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  • Dear Charles & family –

    Please accept our condolences and heartfelt prayers. Your Dad and Aunt Genevieve were some of our favorite customers at the bank. They truly lifted our spirits with each visit. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Dad and aunt with us, we will miss them.

    Your friends at the Lexington Office of Mechanics Bank

  • Dear Chuck and Suzanna,
    We send our condolences and our prayers. Although we did not get to spend a lot of time with Mr. Hill, he left us with many pleasant memories. He was such a kind gentleman.
    You both were such a positive example of Christian love in your wonderful care for Mr. Hill in his final years.
    With our love,
    Al and Catherine Graham

  • So sorry to hear this. My mom worked with him at the Mansfield Tire. He came to visit her often and would call to check on her. Her name is Imogene Rose and she is 95