Robert Edwin Hill
Robert Edwin Hill, age 78, of Ware Shoals, SC, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Rainey Hospice House.
Born August 31, 1944, in Asheville, NC, he was the much loved son of the late Herbert Leon Hill and Velda Morgan Hill. As a young boy, he was raised in the home of his beloved aunt, Cora Medford.
Robert was drafted and proudly served his country in the Army as an air traffic controller during the Vietnam War. He held a master’s degree and made his career as a horticulturist. He continued his love of gardening even after retirement and cared for the gardens at Cokesbury College for the last several years. He took great pride in sharing the beautiful gardens with others. Robert led a content and humble life. He didn’t strive for excess and instead willingly gave to others and served quietly behind the scenes in various capacities. His humble service to others has had a lasting legacy and shaped the lives of many people. With his love of the outdoors came an enjoyment for hiking, camping, and kayaking. He cherished his time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and was proud of each and every one of them.
He is survived by his son, Blake Hill and wife Emily and their children, Kathryn, Robert, Garrett, and Colleen; and daughter, Robyn Hill Sanderson and husband Eric and their children, Brooks and Adair; and brother, Sherrill Hill (Brenda), and he is preceded in death by his beloved brothers, Benny Hill (Aretha), and Chet Hill (Irene). He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews that he loved.
A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Greenwood Humane Society or Haven of Rest Ministry of Anderson.