John Robert Hill


Judge John Robert “Bob” Hill, Sr., 70, of Greenfield, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born on July 21, 1947 in Indianapolis as the son of Robert H. and Elisabeth “Libby” Hill.

He graduated from Warren Central High School in 1965 and received degrees from Depauw University and University of Arizona. Mr. Hill served in the Army from 1972-1975, after completing 4 years ROTC training. Bob married Baird (McDonald) on December 27, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was a private attorney in Hancock County for many years and was the Hancock County Judge for 10 years. Bob was a member of Park Chapel Christian Church and First Baptist Church of Cumberland. He was active in local community affairs and supported the growth of children’s programming.

Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Baird Hill of Greenfield; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Nicole Hill of Greenfield; five grandchildren, John Robert Hill II, Bonney Jo Hill, Nicholas Vanderlei Hill, Adelyn Brewer, and Matthew J.C. Hill; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Libby Hill; and son, Robert “Bobby” McDonald Hill.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Park Chapel Christian Church, 1176 E. McKenzie Road, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. Pastor David Woods will be officiating. Private family committal will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites presented by the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to The Way Out Club, 226 Cherry Street, Greenfield, IN 46140, American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604 or Park Chapel Christian Church (Building Initiative), 1176 E. McKenzie Road, Greenfield, IN 46140. Envelopes will be available at the church. Friends may share a memory or a condolence at

Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.

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