John S. Hill, 68, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Nineveh, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Franklin Meadows.
He was born July 8, 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to William and Kathryn (Graham) Hill. He married Carolyn F. Hill on April 5, 1964 in Indianapolis; she survives.
John began his professional wrestling career in the United States with "Dick the Bruiser" in1961. Throughout his career he traveled the world and wrestled in every state of the United States, province in Canada, in Japan, China, Saudi Arabia and Australia. He held 19 Championship titles throughout his career in the 1960's, 1070's, and 1980's. He also was the owner of Hill's Landscaping for 14 years in the Sweetwater and Cordry Lake communities. He also was employed by David R. Webb and Company in Edinburgh.
John enjoyed volunteering as Santa Clause for different organixations in central Indiana.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn F. Hill; a son, Jonathan S. Hill; three brothers, Clarence Hill of Ireland, James Hill and George Hill (wife Arlene) of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; two sisters, Margaret Butler and Betty Elliott (husband Jim) of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Robert Spence; and a sister, Katherine Lawrence.
Reverend Byron Fritz will conduct a service Sunday, March 14 at 6:00 P.M. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton Street (US 31) in Franklin. Friends may call from 3 P.M. until service time Sunday at the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com