Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Donald Lee Hill, 86, of Adrian


Donald Lee Hill, 86, of Adrian, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Butler Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 12:00 PM at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO, with the visitation beginning at 11:00 AM. Inurnment will follow at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO.

Donald was born July 8, 1937 to Ora Donald Hill and Pearl Irene (Day) Hill in Fort Scott, KS. He grew up in the Walker, MO, area and attended Walker schools where he graduated in 1956. Don spent his career working for Ceco Steel Construction as a carpenter and foreman and retired after 36 years in 1996. He loved everything to do with construction and especially carpentry. Even after his retirement he could still be found doing carpentry work as he loved to stay busy. On April 4, 1995, he was united in marriage with Joy Buhr. Donald loved sports and especially his favorite sports teams and you could find him cheering on the beloved Kansas City Chiefs, Mizzou Tigers, and Kansas City Royals; and he loved watching his grandchildren play sports.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; and one step-daughter, Rhonda Batschelet. He is survived by his wife, Joy Hill; his son, Donald (Brenda) Hill of Butler, MO; his daughters: Debbie O'Doniel of Independence, MO; Vickie Spencer of Raymore, MO; and Kelly Bonar; his step-daughters: Cindy Healey, Kelly (Mitch) Talley, and Marsha Talley; his grandchildren: Curtis O'Doniel, Jonathon O'Doniel, Dillon Hill, Jessica (Sean) Baska, Ashley (Dallas) Craft, Misty Olsen, Lance Olsen; a host of step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; his brother, Leroy (Nancy) Hill; his sister, Joy (Kenny) Collins; his sister-in-law, Eve Hill; and a host of nieces and nephews.