SOPHIA — Mr. Donald Reece Hill, 86, a resident of Sophia, died Dec. 21, 2020, at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

He was born March 28, 1934, in Pilot Mountain, a son to Mosby and Rebecca Jessup Hill. He was a resident of this area most of his life and spent his career as a mechanic, working many years as a foreman with Ford Motor Company. Donald was a simple man who believed in hard work, honesty, and living by the Golden Rule. His selflessness was evident as he not only raised his children, but several of his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 67 years, the former Bobbie Crawford, who survives of the residence. Also surviving are two daughters, Donna Smith of Trinity and Labonna Gribble of Archdale; three sons, Chuck Hill of Archdale, Jeff Hill and wife Shelia of Casper, Wyoming, and Jeremy Hill and wife Amanda of Jefferson; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Allie Moore; a brother, Leo Hill; and his best friend and dog, Andy.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, N.C. 27203. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is assisting the family.