Billy G. (Hill Billy) Hill, 78, of Cottage Grove died on Dec. 16, 2017.
He was born in Peoria, Ill. on Dec. 18, 1938 to Jude and Irene (Foster) Hill.
After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
On Feb. 5, 1958 in Willow Glen, Calif., he and Betty Bauer were married.
Billy worked as a house mover, baker, butcher, bartender, and construction worker.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and watching all sports on TV. He had a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, two sons, Gary of Morgan Hill, Calif. and Scott (Wendi) of Stevinson, Calif., a daughter, Holly (Jay) Druen of Manteca, Calif., a brother, Ed Hill of Peoria, Ill., 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Hill.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29 at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove. Interment at Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Oregon.