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Joe Hill

April 17, 2014

Joe Hill rode across the Great Divide April 3, 2014 from Hugo, at the age of 75. He was born February 11, 1939 in Belzoni, to Willie M. (Bill) and Estola (Robbins) Hill. He married Tommie Diann Cannedy on June 13, 1959 in Paris, TX. Joe was a rancher all of his life. He served as the Pushmataha County Commissioner for 18 years in District 2. He loved being outdoors, hunting deer and hogs, fishing for catfish and crappie, riding his horse through the mountains, and raising a garden. He was a great supporter of the Rattan FFA Chapter. Joe loved people and got along with everyone, he never met a stranger. He loved spending afternoons in the domino hall with his friends, playing dominoes and swapping stories. He would do anything to help someone in need. Joe was a real cowboy, he worked from daylight til dark on his ranch. He loved riding his horse and roping, and his rope never had many misses in it. He liked telling people that the cow manure on his boots smelled like money. Joe will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Joe is preceded in death by his parents; brother, J.C. Hill; and brother, Billy Jack Hill. He is survived by wife, Tommie of the home; daughter, Tammy Hill of Rattan; brother, Jerry Hill of Rattan; grandson, Jason Pinkston of Rattan; granddaughter, Jalyn Roberts of Hartshorne as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a whole mess of friends. Pallbearers include: Roger Vandever, Gene Rogers, Eddy McIntosh, Finis Whiteside, Calvin Smith, Jack Franks, Jimmy Long, and Jack Matthews. Honorary pallbearers include the officers of the Rattan FFA Chapter. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00pm at the First Baptist Church in Antlers, with Brent Franks, L.D. Sullivan, Eddy McIntosh, Ed Wallace, and Jerry Ellis officiating. Interment followed at Belzoni Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service of Antlers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rattan FFA Chapter care of Shari Pillow. Relatives and friends are invited to sign the guestbook or send private condolences online at


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