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Bobby Charles “Sonny” Hill Jr, 64

Bobby Charles “Sonny” Hill Jr, 64 of Mabelvale, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by those that he loved the most, his family. Born on July 30, 1955 in England, AR to Bobby C Hill Sr. and Edith Irene Russell, he was the middle of three sons. 

Proceeded in death by his father, Bobby Sr., he is survived by his mother. He was a loving husband to his wife Sharon of nearly 45 years, and father to his six kids: Bobby C III (Bradley), James (Heather), Roger (Michelle), Cody (Kyndra) Hill, Danielle Hopson (Ben Booker) and Brandi Diaz (Robert). He was the best Pops to eight grandkids that he loved with all his heart: Kinzie, Kylee, Zack, Adam, Finley, Maverick, Davis, and Baby Natalie Diaz, who will join our family soon. Sonny is also survived by two brothers Charles and Jimmy Hill. 

Sonny was a 1973 graduate of Parkview High School, a veteran of US Navy as a SeaBee, and often joked that he was assigned to the USS Neversail. After the Navy, he spent his career as a truck driver and later retired from FedEx. He was also a very talented craftsmen at building anything he set his mind to. His last project was a cabin in Newton county Arkansas that he leaves behind as a tribute for his family to enjoy in his memory. Sonny was a family man and loved his family more than life itself; his wife, kids and grandkids were the light of his life and he would do anything for them to help them achieve their goals. He was famous for his corny one-liners, his sweet love notes left around for his wife, and for his expert wisdom and advice. 

The family would also like to extend special thanks to a close family friend, Amanda Stuart, in assisting with the final days of his life and providing much needed support for our family. A private memorial service will be held at a later time.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

16 Comments

  • Tammie Johnson Barnes Posted January 21, 2020 6:22 PM

    Rest easy Sonny. Praying for all of you at this time. Love ya Tammie

  • Adam and Fayla Cunningham Posted January 21, 2020 6:36 PM

    Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire family. We had the joy of hearing stories through James. He no doubt was a great man.

  • Chad Cornelius Posted January 21, 2020 7:38 PM

    Love you, Bo!! Big Hug!!

  • Sherry D Johnson Posted January 21, 2020 7:54 PM

    Sonny was always a fun loving cousin. Prayers for the family.

  • Lisa Randall Posted January 21, 2020 8:23 PM

    Did not know Bobby Hill but know his sweet wife from many years of school togather. Send love and prayers to his family during this very difficult time.

  • Wayne Zachary Posted January 21, 2020 9:37 PM

    Sharon and family I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences to you all during this sad time.

  • Frances Love Posted January 22, 2020 9:44 AM

    Sonny I can’t believe you are gone but trust me you will live on in a lot of peoples memories of course all my stories of you doesn’t turn out good for me. Sonny I loved you for as long as I can remember as a cousin you was my first friend and you was always there for me. RIP Sonny

  • John Henderson Posted January 22, 2020 11:04 AM

    Sharon & family so sad for your loss.

  • Nancy Trammel Downes Posted January 22, 2020 7:24 PM

    Sharon – my heart hurts for you and your family. Prayers for peace and comfort for each of you. Love you. Rest In Peace Sonny

  • Linda Keeney Posted January 24, 2020 8:51 AM

    Sharon, we are so sorry to hear about Bobby. We did not know he had cancer but he has been on David’s mind so much lately. He even said a couple of days ago he wanted to go see Bobby. Our hearts our broken for all of you. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
    Love, Linda and David Keeney

  • Kris Klein Posted January 24, 2020 2:11 PM

    What a special guy!……with an inspiring love for his family always on display. I feel privileged to have spent time with him, and Sharon and his girls, as he dealt with his illness. Loved listening to his stories about his family life, the “land” and his cabin, and his treks across the country for work or recreation. He always made our day brighter with his humor and outgoing personality. I will keep your family in my prayers and in my heart always. Kris Klein (from Dr Masood’s office)

  • Sherry Brown Posted January 25, 2020 11:33 AM

    He was one of the finest men I’ve known in my life time. May God keep His loving arms around your family.

  • Rita Previtera Posted January 25, 2020 1:33 PM

    To the Hill family, so sorry for your loss, remember all the good times and memories.

  • Jackie Hickey Posted January 26, 2020 12:30 PM

    Sonny and I were not only cousins but good friends when we were young. Irenes chocolate gravy was the best during sleepovers. We had so much fun. I am sorry that during the years that followed we grew apart with less and less contact. I love you Sonny and will sorely miss you. I pray for Sharon and the rest of your family that God will give them comfort and ease their pain. God bless you Sonny and I look forward to jumping on milk trucks with you in heaven.

  • Micki Andrews Sloan Posted January 26, 2020 1:20 PM

    Sonny as a neighbor next door on clover hill I will always remember you and your brothers and that purple roadrunner you all had

  • Teri Cotton Hollinghead Posted January 29, 2020 10:21 AM

    Charles so sorry for you and your family’s loss I know Uncle Sonny was a much loved man just from the stories and memories Drendia shared with us over the years. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

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