UNICOI — Doran Lee Hill, age 59, 737 Young Rd,, Unicoi, passed away July 21, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.
Mr. Hill was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Ed and Myrtle Blevins Hill.
Mr. Hill was a machine operator for Morrill Motors for 11 years and prior to this he had worked for North American Rayon for 26 years.
He was a member of Memorial Union Church.
Doran loved to fish and do woodworking as well as enjoying numerous camping trips with his brothers-in-law. One of his favorite pastimes was watching old western movies.
He was loving and devoted husband, Dad, PaPaw and “Uncle D.” Doran will be remembered by his many friends for his easy going spirit and his warm smile.
Other than parents, Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charlie HIll; and Brother, Lawrence Hill.
Doran is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Darlene Hill; one daughter, April and husband, Michael “Nick” Nickels, of Gray; special grandson, Brady Nickels, of Gray; one brother, Eddie and wife Lisa Hill, of Hampton; mother-in-law, Bessie Hill, Unicoi; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Chuck and Tammy Hill, Darrin and Sharon Vance, Kathy and Dennis Gage, Harry and Debbie Hill, Larry and Michelle Hill, Debbie and her late husband, Danny Garland, all of Unicoi. Also surviving are 5 nieces: Kristen Hill, Mandy Gage, Ashtan Vance and Alyssa Hill, all of Unicoi, and Melissa Hill, Hampton; 3 nephews: Matthew Hill, Adam Hill and Andrew Hill, all of Unicoi.
A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Doran Hill will be conducted Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. from the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Scotty Whitson will officiate. Eulogy will be provided by Kristen and Adam Hill and special music will include Seth Ferguson, playing the guitar, and Scotty and Bobby Whitson, duet.
Active pallbearers will be: Chuck Hill, Dennis Gage, Harry Hill, Larry Hill, Darrin Vance, Wayne Vance, Nick Nickels, Adam Hill.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday preceding the service and other times at Mr. Doran’s residence.
The committal service will follow in the Woodby Hill Cemetery, Limestone Cove.
A very special thank you to the nurses on wing 3300 of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital as well as Dr. Modi and Dr. Buhvana Guha.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Hill family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, is in charge of the arrangements.