Johnny D. Hill, age 94, of Caddo Gap, passed away peacefully at Canyon Springs Nursing Home, Friday, July 17, 2020.
He was born June 24, 1926 in Caddo Gap, the son of Mattie Sims Hill and Dalley Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In Johnny’s younger years he enjoyed playing cards, fishing, visiting with friends and going to church. He came to live with his uncle, Loail “Tom” Sims, Sr. and his wife, Satako “Dottie”, in 1973, several years after his mother and father had passed. Johnny or “Joe”, as he was lovingly called by his uncle, was a member of the Glenwood Church of Christ. He also enjoyed walking down to Gap Mercantile, in Caddo Gap, Arkansas.
After his uncle’s death in 1998, Johnny moved to the Glenwood Nursing Home for several years. He then went to live at Golf Links Nursing Home and finally to Canyon Springs Nursing Home in Hot Springs, where he resided until his death. Johnny lived a simple life in his 94 years with little stress.
He is survived by his first cousins, Lola Sims Perritt (Kenny, deceased) of Mabelvale and Loail Sims, Jr. (Terry) of Arkadelphia, his second cousins, Gerri Sims Motley of Ecorse, Michigan and Debbie Hill McClure (Tom) of Pearcy.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
There will be a private graveside service at Saint Paul Cemetery, Caddo Gap, with the date to be determined.
The family would like to thank the staff of Canyon Springs for their excellent care, Johnny felt you were family.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.