Wayne “Bunker” Hill, age 85, passed away from respiratory failure Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Lakeland.
Born Feb. 18, 1929, in Fort Meade, he was the son of the late David Bennett Hill and Alice Hancock Hill.
Mr. Hill attended the University of Florida and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He retired from IMC Phosphate in Bartow where he worked as a Float Gang Supervisor.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth D. Hill, and two sisters; Joyce Hill Harris and Iris Lavon Hill.
He is survived by his son, David Hill (Tina) of Bartow, Leah Snell (Wayne) of Homeland, brother, Bob Hill (Janet) of Little Gasparilla Island, two grandchildren; Jodi Snell, Chris Snell (Tracy), and two great-grandchildren, Paisley Snell, and Hunter Snell.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow.
Funeral service follows at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hancock Family Cemetery, 801 S. Houston Ave., Fort Meade, FL 33841 or the American Legion Post 3, 1575 U.S. Highway 17 South, Bartow, FL 33830.
Condolences at www.whidden cmleanfuneralhome.com
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.