Joe Del Hill


Joe Del Hill, 83, Seneca, MO, passed away July 12, 2019. He was born December 27, 1935 in Seneca to Leonard "Bullet" and Beulah (Crowder) Hill.
Joe was a self-employed heavy equipment operator, running Joe Hill Backhoe Service for 25 years. He was a member of Seneca Church of Christ and enjoyed playing in the dirt, dominos, and his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Joe married Patricia Griffith on November 24, 1958 in Seneca; she survives of the home.
He is also survived by two children, Wendy Milliman and husband, Steve, and Sandy Hill, all of Joplin, MO; four grandchildren, Jessica Stoerger and husband, Ben, Clayton Milliman and wife, Brittany, Dustin Hill and wife, Lexi, and Colton Hill; and five great-grandchildren, Autumn and Eryn Stoerger and Katelyn, Regan and Brooklyn Milliman. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Rocky Hill; and one brother, Robert Hill.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Seneca Church of Christ. Brother Bob Hampton will officiate. Visitation will follow the service.
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4 posts

Lauri Beckner
Jul 20, 2019
Wendy, So Sad to learn of the loss of your Father. I have happy memories of 'Iron Teeth' and the unusual pickup truck he drove when he drove us to Campfire Camp over at Twin Bridges. I pray for peace and strength for you all in the trying times ahead. Rick and Lauri.
Doug & Kay Hollis
Jul 17, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We often think of our trip to Cancun. We had such a good time. He will be missed by many.
Doug & Kay
Judy Kay Hollis
Jul 17, 2019
Basket Full of Wishes was purchased for the family of Joe Del Hill by Judy Kay Hollis.  Send flowers
Joan Griffith Madden Schillings
Jul 17, 2019
With Deepest Sympathy
Wishing you peace, grace and the strength from the holy Spirit.
My thought and prayer are with you.

Joan Griffith Madden Schillings
(Paul Griffith's twin Daughter)