December 16, 1927 ~ March 3, 2015
ARLINGTON -- Meldon "Jack" Hill, 87, went to meet his Savior on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Northwest Baptist Church, 1003 Oakwood Lane, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Jack was born Dec. 16, 1927, to Susie and Otis J. Hill in Knox City. Jack graduated from Paschal High School in 1945 and was married to his sweetheart, Jean Carrington, on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1952. They celebrated 63 years of marriage. Jack served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Bell Helicopter (Textron) where he worked as a quality control specialist. His Christian faith was always his top priority. As a lifelong resident of Arlington his pioneering spirit allowed him to forge great accomplishments. He co-founded Trinity Baptist Church on North Davis in Arlington with four of his closest friends. He later became a trustee and taught Sunday school to the young people's department. Trinity has produced and supported missionaries around the world. In 1999, Jack purchased property on Oakwood Lane in Arlington and became the founding father of Northwest Baptist Church. The property was gifted to the church and has since been an outreach to all, particularly to the young. This church is growing and thriving to this day. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Melba Stephens; and grandson, Michael Ray. Survivors: His devoted wife of 63 years, Jean Carrington Hill; daughters, Jackie Hill Kasten and Kay Hill Myers; sons, Terry Jack Hill Reynolds and Danny Hill; grandsons, Jerome Hill, Nathan Myers, Ryan Reynolds, Aaron Hill; granddaughters, Mindy Kay Myers Ray and Kesha Kasten; and great-grandchildren, Tori, Gage, Natalite, Jordan and Avery. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233
The Jones Family sends out our deepest sentiments to The Hills and their families as they grieve the loss of Jack, precious husband, father, and grandfather. We’ve enjoyed being a close neighbor of Jack and his bride Jean for over 30 years and have known of their special place in God’s Kingdom, not as much as in the great things they have done, but in the humble, Christ like things we have seen in them over the years. We are happy to know that our Lord greets him with, Well Done That Good and Faithful Servant. It is in much sorrow and gladness that we send our love.