Mr. Larry “Tiny” Arnold Hill

Published 4:23pm Thursday, February 7, 2013


Funeral service for Mr. Larry “Tiny” Arnold Hill, 62, of Opelika, will be Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Densmore will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Hill passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on April 17, 1950 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to Marion F. Hill and Onelda Whatley Hill. He was a member of Church of God of Prophecy. Mr. Hill graduated from Benjamin Russell High School, where he was the High School Wrestling Heavyweight Champion for 3 years and graduated from Auburn University, where he played football from 1968-1971. He later retired from the Auburn University Athletic Dept. Mr. Hill never complained, would do anything for anyone, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed playing golf, spending time with friends and family, and most of all, “Papa Tiny” loved being with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kale Crowe Hill of Opelika; daughter, Sloane Fitzgerald (Brian) of Auburn; son, Larry Brian Hill of Hixson, TN; grandchildren, Mackenzie Eschmann, Graham Eschmann, Reilly Eschmann all of Signal Mountain, TN and T.J. Fitzgerald of Auburn; many nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Flora Hill; and brothers, Hubert Hill and Merrell Hill.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be given to American Parkinson’s Disease Assoc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 or Hospice Advantage, 665 Opelika Road Ste. 200, Auburn, AL 36830.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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