The funeral service for state Rep. Calvin Hill is Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Canton First United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial will follow at Macedonia Memorial Park.
Hill, 66, died Wednesday at his home in the Hickory Flat community after a brief battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with leukemia in August.
Visitation is Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Darby Funeral Home in Canton, which is in charge of arrangements.
Hill had served in the state House of Representatives for 12 years after being first elected in 2002. He also served two terms as mayor of Ball Ground before entering state politics.
A former U.S. Marine, Hill was a successful businessman, founding director of Cherokee Bank and involved in the community.
He has served on the boards of the YMCA, March of Dimes, United Way, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, the Anna Crawford Children’s Advocacy Center and the Rotary Club of Canton.
During his years in the Legislature, Hill was recognized by his peers as one who passed meaningful legislation and worked with both sides of the Capitol in getting things done.
He served as vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Banks and Banking Committee. He was also on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee, State Institutions and Property and Special Rules committees.
He is survived by his wife ,Cheryl Hill, mother, Carol Hill of Canton, daughters, Amanda Locke of Canton and Janice Rodriguez of Carlsbad, Calif, and sons, Robert Hill and Adam Hill of San Francisco, Calif., Jason Hill and Matt Jobe of Canton, and Austin Hill of Salinas, Calif.
Instead of flowers, the family requested donations are to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.