James C. Hill

June 23, 1937 - September 6, 2021
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James Cleveland Hill was born in 1937 in Madison, Georgia and passed away at his home in Nokomis, September 06, 2021, with his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth at his side. Jim attended Georgia Tech and his son’s graduated from UF, making him a lifelong Ramblin’ Wreck and Florida Gator fan. Jim was the commanding officer of Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 116th Field Artillery of the Florida Army National Guard where he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Jim and Elizabeth ran two local businesses, Venice Upholstery & Drapery for 44 years and Deck the Halls for 21 years. An active member of the Venice Community since 1962, Jim, was a past president of the Venice -Nokomis Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, a past Commodore of the Venice Yacht Club, a past president of the Venice Jaycees, a member of the Venice Masonic Lodge, a volunteer for the Salvation Army, coached Little League, instrumental in the approval and construction of the Venice artificial fishing reef and a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

He will be lovingly remembered by friends and family including his wife, Elizabeth Anderson Hill, two sons and their wives, James C Hill, Jr (Danae), and David Edward Hill (Virginia), three grandchildren, James C. Hill III “Trey”, David E. Hill, Jr. (Lisa), and Robert L. Hill (Andi), along with his sister, Delicia Reynolds.

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sarasota National Cemetery


9810 State Road 72, , Sarasota, FL, 34241

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel


265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

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Born: June 23, 1937
Died: September 6, 2021

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Scott and Ellen Black posted on 9/16/21

Our sincere condolences to the Hill family. We are truly sorry for your loss. You know you have been blessed when saying goodbye is so hard. May your family feel the peace that God brings from the prayers for you today.


Danae Hill posted on 9/15/21

In memory of James C. Hill, Danae Hill lit a candle


DANAE Hill posted on 9/15/21

To the best father in law I could ever ask for!! How, I will miss your laugh, your stories! And funny sayings! Most of all your big bear hugs! You will forever be missed but, never forgotten.


Jimmy Hill posted on 9/15/21

In memory of James C. Hill, Jimmy Hill lit a candle


Todd & Paige Balsinger posted on 9/15/21

We are so very sorry for your families loss. Mr. Hill will surely be missed not only by us but the whole community.


Dick Lumley posted on 9/12/21

My sincere condolences He’ll be greatly missed. As he was great fishing partner in Canada. Dick lumley


Richard LUMLEY posted on 9/12/21

In memory of James C. Hill, Richard LUMLEY lit a candle


Earl Midlam posted on 9/11/21

I was sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I remember how involved he was in the community, and cared a great deal about our city. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Ronald Hunter posted on 9/11/21

Our parents as with our children are on loan to us until they rejoin our maker in Heaven. Go Rest In Peace knowing you have done right with your time here on earth. God Bless 🇺🇸


Mack and Judy Wilcox posted on 9/10/21

What a fine man Jim was; he did so much for our community, he could be named Mr. Venice. Our condolences to the family.