Jack Hill was born in Reidsville, GA on July 15, 1944. He passed away April 6, 2020 in Reidsville. The legacy he leaves in those 75 years is unsurpassed. A grocer by trade, he graduated from Reidsville High School and Georgia Southern University. He is remembered as a fair, honest and kind gentleman, willing to serve, get involved and make a difference. Jack and his wife, Ruth Ann, a retired elementary school teacher, had three children and seven grandchildren.
For three decades, Georgians have benefited from the leadership of State Senator Jack Hill. The longest serving member in the Georgia Senate had recently qualified to run for his 16th term. He believed in East Georgia State College. He proved that many times through support of our needs on the Senate floor and by his presence on campus.
A message follows from President Bob Boehmer, “Our region has lost a champion. Our college has lost a powerful advocate. I have lost a friend. He was a rock. He was a model of integrity and selflessness. He was always there. Whether it was a community celebration, a public meeting or a college event, he was always there to demonstrate his personal interest in the people he represented. Mostly, he cared deeply and worked intensely and long to help the region and people he loved. He saw the promise in every one of our students and fought to assure they had the educational opportunities they deserve. East Georgia State College respected and loved Senator Jack Hill and will not forget the contributions of this model public servant.”
Rest in Peace, Senator.