Jack Evans Hill

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Jack Evans HillI am a Veteran.

of Batesville, AR

October 30, 1938 - July 27, 2020

Jack Evans Hill was born October 30, 1938 and entered his Heavenly home July 27, 2020 at UAMS, Little Rock, Arkansas. His passing was peaceful and God carried him gently home.

He is survived by his wife Jackie of the home, Jody Hill and wife Kelly of Laurel Canyon, California, Angelina Gianinni of Hiawassee, Georgia, Diane Tucker and husband Randy of Bethesda, Arkansas Kris Turlington and husband Tim of Mexico, Missouri John Martin and wife Shawnna of Cushman, Arkansas. Jack has 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Delbert Hill, his mother Betty Lee Neil Hill Holloway, and his step-father Roy Holloway.

He was a deacon at Cushman First Assembly. He loved the lord and served his church with a servant's heart. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He touched many lives by his love of sharing his music, his golf game but most of all by sharing his love of the Lord and God's word. He would challenge you to be the best you could be without judgement.

His chosen profession in music and radio covered a span of 57 years and covered nine states. He began his radio and disc-jockey journey in 1959 in Memphis, Tennessee, working in radio with the greats of B.B. King, A.C. Williams, Rufus Thomas and the lovers of the blues and gospel music. This is where he became known as Uncle Jack, the man of the blues.

There will be a private memorial held at the gravesite for the family only.

Jack was a supporter of missions in his church, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cushman First Assembly BGMC Children's Church Missions program.

His motto was: The future of our church begins with the teaching of God's word in our children's church programs.

His dear friend and co-worker for many years, Lisa Smith, summed it up in a fitting poem dedicated to him:

Uncle Jack Style with a rhyme and smile.

He was old school radio, and his Memphis stories were the best.

Uncle Jack, you're finally at rest.

He didn't see color - everyone was his sister or brother. He loved the blues like no other.

He led us all in prayer and loved to share his poems on the air.

He would wear bright shirts and socks and didn't care.

His love and commitment for Jackie and Jesus ran deep.

That was a promise that man was proud to keep.

He would make your radio ads sound just right.

That man could golf morning, noon, and night.

Thank you for your passion and sense of fashion.

You will be missed, my friend.

In the words of Josh White, "My soul is gonna live with God."

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11 Condolence(s)
Debbie Covington
Cushman, AR
Friday, August 7, 2020

My prayers are with your family. Jack will definitely be missed by many.

Jan Burrow Qualls
Batesville, AR
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sending my thoughts and prayers that God will give you peace

Greg Hill
Conway, AR
Friday, July 31, 2020

I will miss this sweet, happy man who made such an impression on my life. Thank you so much for being yourself.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

What a joy to have know Jack, what a delightful soul who loved everyone. To the family, thank you for sharing him with us.

Glenda J Franks
Batesville, AR
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Jackie & Diane,
Want to let you know that I have been thinking of ya'll in this most sad time. I also had the privilege of seeing Jack at the Dr's office, he had the best smile and knowing him at church. Boy could he sing and his Christmas poem was my favorite. Praying for all of your family..

Glenda Franks

Marilyn Diemer Earnheart
Batesville, AR
Thursday, July 30, 2020

I am so sad to learn of Jack's passing. He was always happy & had a story to tell. When asked how he was doing his reply was "better than I deserve"....I'll never forget that. It was my pleasure to help with his care when he came to see the Dr. He was one of my favorites.
Lifting you all up for comfort & strength during this sad time.

In His love....

Oliver (Wendy) Odenbaugh
Seymour, TN
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Jack was my cousin and friend for over 60 years. His quiet demeanor, historic sense of humor, and dedication to his family are hallmarks of his life well-lived. His character and heart always stood out in a crowd and my memories of our times together are deep and treasured. If a man is measured by the friends he has, then Jack was a giant. I loved him very much and our deepest sympathies go out to his loved ones.

Ronnie Coots
Batesville, AR
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Great friend and golfing buddy. Will miss all his Memphis stories and his golfing outfits.

Debbie Tate
Batesville, AR
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

So sorry to hear this he used to come up to the restaurant (Corrine) he was the nicest man.

Linda Odenbaugh
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss and ours as well. He was a wonderful guy who I loved very much. I enjoyed talking to him and especially our conversations about the Lord. Our family was so blessed to know him and all his care for us. May God be with you during this very difficult time giving you His peace and comfort as you journey through this. I will always cherish his memory and what joy he brought to our family. Rest In Peace Jack and we will see you again which is our blessed hope. Matthew 5:4

Sky Clark
mount pleasant, AR
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I was sadden to hear of Jack's passing. We had many great conversations over the past few years both business and as friends. He will be greatly missed. My prayers for comfort for the family.