Tom Hill III, 48, of Walnut Springs, passed away on Sunday, April 18, in a Fort Worth hospice house.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Lawson Memorial Chapel in Walnut Springs with Rev. Bill French, pastor of Vine Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Glen Rose, officiating.

Burial was in Fulton Cemetery near Walnut Springs. Pallbearers were members of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Masonic graveside rites were provided by the Walnut Springs Masonic Lodge #959 and assisted by various other local lodges.

Hill was born August 3, 1961, in Sinton, Texas. He was a son of the late Tom C. Hill Jr. and Pauline Virginia Browne Hill. Hill had lived most of his life in Walnut Springs.

He worked as a route engineer for a natural gas pipeline company for many years until his health forced him to retire. Hill was a member of the Vine Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Glen Rose; member of Walnut Springs Masonic Lodge #959; and was a Master Mason and a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas. He was very proud to be a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, IUOE Local No. 178.

Hill is survived by two sisters, Ann Polak and her husband, Robert, of Lake Charles, La., and Pauline Snell and her husband, John, of Rye, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at .

Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian was in charge of arrangements.

Published April 28, 2010

Glen Rose Reporter