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Whitney Hill, 83, Mechanic and Former School Bus Driver

Whitney Hill, 83, of North Kingstown passed away Feb. 15.

Whitney Hill, 83. (Photo Courtesy: Cranston Murphy Funeral Home.)
Whitney Hill, 83. (Photo Courtesy: Cranston Murphy Funeral Home.)

Whitney H. Hill, 83, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was the beloved husband of Ethel M. (Ward) Hill.  Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Edgar A. Hill and Helen (Stamm) Hill.

Mr. Hill was a self employed mechanic and the owner of the former Shell Gas Station on Post Road.  He also worked as a bartender at Duffy’s Tavern and as a School Bus Driver for North Kingstown Public Schools.  He was a communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a member of The Wickford Club, the American Legion Post 12, and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. 

Besides his wife, he leaves his three children: Whitney W. Hill II, David M. Hill, and Tena L. Dana, all of North Kingstown.  He was the father of the late Nan M. Wickersheim.  Cherished grandfather of Sara Byers, Garrett Hill, Lindsey Hill, Breanna Hill, all of North Kingstown, Stephen Wickersheim of Iowa, and 3 great-grandchildren.

His Requiem Eucharist will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00 am in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 55 Main Street, Wickford.  Burial with full Military Honors will follow in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.  Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in THE CRANSTON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of WICKFORD, 140 West Main Street, Wickford Village, North Kingstown.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the North Kingstown Animal Shelter, 395 Hamilton Allenton Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852 will be appreciated.  For online messages of condolence, kindly visit www.CranstonMurphy.com

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