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“I first met Doug in 1996 after I came to work with Dianne. He was such a wonderful, thoughtful and caring person. Always happy and full of laughter....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy Turner - Knoxville, TN

“I've known Doug and his brothers since they were in high school. They were the basketball Hill boys. Many good memories of when Doug and Dianne...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Virginia (Ginger) Hill - SD

“I knew Doug/Dianne since the early 70's. We became best friends. Doug was always positive and his personality so up beat and happy. He made...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jeannie Hughes - Sioux City, IA

“Doug will always be remembered for his laugh, his help, his sportsmanship. I will always remember him and Harold Watson. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis Baker - Marlow, OK

“Doug Hill was one of the most dramatic influences in my life! He was there for me in 2 of the most difficult adjustments periods in my life. A...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Doug and Sheri Smith - TX

“I have very fond memories of Doug. Diane, you and Doug were such good friends and such a support to my mom. I most remember his infectious laugh and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kena and Mike Crume - Mooresville, NC

“I knew who Dianne was when we were in Ida County 4-H. I really didn't meet her until I started nurses' training. I entered a year behind her. We both...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jacque Goettsch - Sioux City, IA

Douglas Richard Hill, 72, of Maryville Tennessee, passed away peacefully on September 20th, 2015, after a courageous painful battle with bladder cancer. He was born on July 8th, 1943 in South Dakota. He met his wife of 46 years, Dianne Hill, in Sioux City, Iowa in 1967 and later married on June 8th, 1969. Doug was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served his country for 34 years and retired as a Master Sargent. After retiring from the Air Force in 1995, Doug worked for Brimer Steel Erectors for 13 years. Doug and Dianne were faithful members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and lived on Fort Loudon Lake for 15 years where he enjoyed boating and entertaining family and friends. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and was chairman of the Annual Golf Outing for 16 years. He enjoyed a variety of sports throughout his life including competitive softball where he pitched a perfect game, was an avid golfer with 2 holes-in-one, was a bowler with one 300 game, and experienced 2 perfect cribbage hands. He is survived by his wife Dianne, two sons, Gregory (Tracy) and Lucas (Margaret), and 8 grand-children, Austin, Morgan, Thomas, Lauren, Shanna, Jazmin, Claire and Owen. A Mass celebrating his life will be held at Our Lady of Fatima on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, online at, or by mail Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Smith Trinity Chapel with military honors following at 8:00 pm. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,