Lawrence "Dick" Richard Hill
Canton-Dick Hill, 91, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
He was born on February 6, 1930 in Canton to Ted and Pauline (Duryea) Hill. They preceded him in death.
He married Jolene Phillips Mendenhall on March 24, 1956 in Canton. She preceded him in death on March 2, 2011.
Surviving are three children, Cheryl (Late Dale) Acuff of Canton, Brenda (Mark) Postin of CA, Rick (Carol) Mendenhall of Canton, three grandchildren, Rich (Legina) Mendenhall of Morton, Aaron (Carissa) Mendenhall of Florida, Crystal (Ryan) Garrison of CA, three great grandchildren Katelyn, Chase and Peyton, one great great grandchild, Rylann and one sister, Gwen Daily-Wright of Pekin.
Also preceding him in death is two brothers, Harold and Donald and one grandchild, Jesse.
After graduating high school Dick went into the U.S. Air Force in 1949. He served in the Korean War and was an aircraft mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1953. He worked at Keystone Steel and Wire in Peoria until he retired on December 31, 1991. He was able to go on the Greater Peoria Honor Flight in 2016.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton at 11 am with a visitation one hour prior at the funeral home.
Due to COVID-19 mandates masks and social distancing are required.
Burial will follow with military rites at the White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight.
His funeral service will be live streamed through the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home facebook page.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Dick (pop) is what I called him was the sweetest guy. He went on floral deliveries with me and we shared a lot of stories and he knew every road around.. I'm thankful for all the wonderful memories we shared.. loved pop.
Tina and Steve Holley
I'm so sorry to learn of Dick's passing. He and Jolene were neighbors of the Bennies for many years. Rest in peace Dick. Lee Ann Bennie
Our heart goes out to Cheryl, Brenda and Rick and family. Love you Cheryl. Love Joan and Bob
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rick, Carol and the rest of Dicks family upon his passing. May God Bless his family and may his soul Rest In Peace.
Dick would stop at dad’s on his way home from keystone. We saw Dick more than any of dad’s cousins. We loved Dick. When Linda lost Butch Dick came and stayed with the three of us. He even drove us to the funeral so Mom and Dad could focus on Linda. When Mom was bedridden from a stroke he stopped several times a week. She looked forward to him coming. Dick was a favorite for sure. We loved him very much and will miss him dearly. Deanna Oedewaldt Zeine
Brenda, Mark and family so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you.
Prayers for all Rick and Vickie (Garren) Hamm
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life blessed and well lived. Psalms 90:10
We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you now and in the future. God Bless all.
Brenda, Cheryl, Rick and families, I am so sorry that you have lost your dad. I will always remember him sitting patiently at the flower shop. He seemed to enjoy all that went on in your business. Quiet and soft spoken, but there for his family. I pray you find strength and comfort in each other during this time. We will be praying for all of you.
Cheryl I am so sorry. I can't imagine the loss you have gone through in such a short amount of time. Seems like a lifetime ago, but your dad was always nice to visit with when i would pop into your place when it was on Ash Street! Blessings to your family and his friends. Sincerely, Deb Kuchan
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