US Air Force

Stephen Hill

September 2, 1946 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 73)


Stephen Hill, 73, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in Shawnee. 

He was born September 2, 1946 to Howard and Anna (Sabbatini) Hill in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Stephen was raised in Memphis and graduated from Memphis Catholic High School.  

After high school he worked a year, before joining the United States Air Force and proudly served his country as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War.  He was honorably discharged and returned home to Memphis, later moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend Spartan Aviation School.  He attained his Private and Commercial Pilot’s License and obtained his A.T.P. Rating and began his career in aviation. 

He married Judy Hightower on March 2, 1972 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

His main loves in life was his flying, fishing, family and golf. 

He was preceded in death by parents, Howard and Anna Hill. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy Hill of the home; 2 daughters and 1 son-in-law, Julianna and Dennis Roesti of Horn Lake, MS and Stephanie Draper of Midwest City, OK; 1 son, John Hill of Tecumseh, OK; 2 grandchildren, Catherine and Christian Draper; 3 sisters, Mary Anita Cooper, Celeste Hoppe and Kathleen Milford; 2 brothers, Robert Hill and John Hill; and other extended family and friends. 

Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Donnie Knight, Freedom Assembly, Shawnee, OK officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.  

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Memorial Service
September 9, 2020

10:00 AM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

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