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Albert Lee "Joe" Hill


Albert Lee "Joe" Hill, 77, of Oberlin, passed away peacefully at home, after a tough fight with cancer. Born in Edna, Alabama, he lived most of his life in Oberlin. He got the name "Joe" from his grandmother who one day, on a whim dubbed him "Joe", which he preferred.

Joe was passionate about cars, motorcycles, animals and family. He owned and operated Hill's Service Center in Oberlin for many years. He owned several cars and motorcycles over the years, but his Harley was his baby. He loved to ride and would take road trips all over the U.S. He was a member of the Zulu's Motorcycle Club Inc. and affiliated with other area clubs. He was an avid nature watcher and would hand feed the family of deer in his backyard. He also enjoyed playing cards, watching Westerns and helping those in need.

Joe was an extremely loving and generous father, grandparent and friend. He was proud his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Amber Klingshirn of Lorain, Jessica Rand of Elyria; son, Troy Hill of Lorain; two sisters, Estelle Hill of Elyria and Cora Dixon-Jackson of Cedar Hill, Texas; stepmother, Elaine Hill of Oberlin; four grandchildren, K.C., Maya, Anthony and Katherine.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maple Jackson; father, Frank Hill and his faithful dog, Beau.

Friends will be received Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5 to 7 P.M., at the Andras Funeral Home, 3900 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. There will be a private memorial for family and close friends at a later date. A celebration of Joe's life will take place in July.

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