Eligha Thomas Hill Jr.

January 8, 1948 - December 24, 2022

01/08/1948 - 12/24/2022

Past Services

Friday December 30, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Friday December 30, 2022
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Friday December 30, 2022
1:00 pm
Stone Church Cemetery
Stone Church Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-277-1062 | Directions

Eligha Thomas Hill Jr., 74, of McMechen, WV, passed away on December 24, 2022 at The James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, OH.
He was born in Wheeling, WV on January 8, 1948, son of the late Eligha Hill Sr and Nannie (Foster) Hill.
Eligha was a retired mail handler and Union Representative for the US Postal Service for thirty years, Baptist by faith, member of the VFW, American Legion, and Selective Service Board, a church Deacon and eventually an Ordained Minister.
Considered a war hero by his family, Eligha was a US Army Special Forces Veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Foster; sister, Barbara Marie Martin and his mother-in-law, Daisy Pearson McGhee.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Alice (McGhee) Hill of McMechen; children, Eligha “Turk” Hill of Reynoldsburg, OH and Elisa (Jack) Waldrum of Dublin, OH;
sisters, Frances Hubbard of Steubenville, OH and Bertha Hill of Bellaire, OH; brothers, Donald (Pauline) Foster of Wheeling, Eugene Hill of Youngstown, OH, Charles (Mary) Hill of Benwood, WV and Robert Hill of Bellaire, OH; 8 grandchildren, Saquan (Deenalyn) Hill, Elaysia (Devin) Hill, Aleeyah Hill, Anijah Hill,
Amiyah Hill, Eligha Hill III, Jackson Waldrum and Alise Waldrum; 3 great grandchildren, Jaleel Hill, Corbyn Hill and Taylin Marie Bartlett; sister-in-law, Pearl Foston of Bridgeport, OH; Brothers-in-law, Percy (Melanie) McGhee of Bellaire, Curtis (Sheila) McGhee of Bridgeport, OH, Robert Martin of Columbus, a host of nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Coco and Luna.
Friends will be received on Friday, December 30 2022 from 11am until time of services at noon at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling Chapel with Bishop Michael Tolliver and Pastor Willie Nevels officiating.
Interment will follow at Stone Church Cemetery, Wheeling.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Marcia DiCresce-Sorge
21 days ago

So very sorry for your loss. Wanted to share this story about your Dad. I grew up on 14th Street in McMechen. As a very young child I was walking to my cousins Birthday party and got turned around and was lost. At some point I realized I was lost and started to cry. There were two teenage boys working on a car across the street. They came over and asked what was wrong. I told them I was lost. They drove me all over McMechen, up and down each street, to help me find my house. It was your Dad and Joe Rich. I am forever grateful for their kindness as well are my parents.
God Bless,
Marcia (DiCresce) Sorge

Tom Coffield
21 days ago

Alice, so very sorry to hear about Eligha,just wish that I would have got to know him better, you take care

Chuck Taskalines
22 days ago

Sorry to hear of Eligha`s passing. He refereed on my crew in the mid 70s till the early 80s, along with the late Frank “Stub” Clark. We did a lot of games, travel to many schools, all over the OVAC. He was a dear friend, a proud veteran.. Loving husband, father, and grandpap. Rest in Peace

Kim Lawhead
23 days ago

Our sincerest condolences to Alice and the family. Alice, Elijah and I worked together on the midnight crew at Wheeling Post Office ‘back in the day’.
May God be with you and bless you all.

Carol Suter
27 days ago

Alice, we are sorry to hear of Eligha’s passing. Prayers of comfort for you and all your family.
Hugs and prayers
Ed and Carol Suter

Alicia Long
27 days ago

My condolences to your family

Larry Coil
27 days ago

So sorry to hear about Elijah. He was a great guy to work with and a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Kim Whetzel
28 days ago

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of a great guy who was like a father to me. May the family find comfort in remembering special moments that brightened their days. May all the memories created continue to shine on in his remembrance for year to come.

Greg Thomas
28 days ago

Sorry to hear of losing a good old friend. Will never forget all the good times we had playing softball especially when we played at the WV Penitentiary and Eligha had his new tennis shoes taken by an inmate. Rest In Peace my friend.
Greg (Tooter) Thomas.

Doug Byard
28 days ago

Dear Alice, you may not remember me, but Eligha and I attended Union High School together and played sports together in the late 60’s. Then in the early 80’s, your son, Turk, and my daughter, Spring, played tee ball together in Moundsville where I was working as a police officer before taking a position with the federal government and moving away from the Ohio Valley.

In addition to high school and sports, another experience Eligha and I shared was serving in the Army, serving in Vietnam, and both receiving a Bronze Star.

Eligha was always someone I admired and respected! He was a true hero in every sense of the word and lived a life that served as a role model and example, that if more people followed, the world would be a much better place to live.

It was no secret that the things Eligha valued most in life where his God, his family, and his country and the life he lived was a true testament to those highest ideals. Eligha served his country, courageously, and spilled his blood for freedom. He then spent his life as a dedicated civil servant at the US Post Office, and in service to his community and friends. He was dedicated to his family as a loving husband and father, and in his service to our Lord and Saviour through his church.

I have no doubt that Eligha has earned his wings and that he is looking down on us from a much better place in Heaven where one day we shall be reunited.

Gone way to soon, but a life very well lived and a legacy to be very proud of! I was so very blessed to have known Eligha and been able to share in his life.

I pray you and your family will find peace and comfort in many wonderful memories.

My deepest condolences,

Doug Byard