Alpheus “Red” Milton Hill, 84, passed away on Nov. 14, 2019, at his home in Wingate surrounded by loved ones. He was born April 21, 1935 in Goldthwaite, Mills County, the son of Omer Cline Hill and Sara Evans Hill.
Alpheus attended Winters schools and later graduated from Denver City. On June 19, 1959, he married Shirley Marione Tubbs. They were married for 51 wonderful years. Alpheus was a member of the Army National Guard. He worked at Dry Manufacturing for many years. Alpheus was a farmer and rancher in the Wingate/Drasco area for most of his life. He was a member of the Wingate Lions Club and served on the Valley Creek Water Control District Board of Directors, where he was president at the time of his death. Alpheus was a member of the Wingate Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife; father and mother; stepmother, Zora Mitchell Hill; a brother, Elvin Hill; and a sister, Evelyn Hill Voelkel.
Alpheus is survived by his twin daughters, Melinda Hill Hoppe and husband Glenn Jr. and Belinda Hill Schwartz and husband Gary, all of Winters. Also surviving are his brother, Glynn Hill and wife Marilyn of Smithville; grandchildren, Chanda Hoppe Moseley and husband Reagan, Chris Hoppe and wife Danna, Maegan Schwartz and Clint Schwartz; and four great-grandchildren, Madison and Jase Moseley, and Braden and Brianne Hoppe.
The family received friends at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Winters Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Winters at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17. Burial followed at Wilmeth Cemetery under the direction of the Winters Funeral Home.