April 13, 2009

Rocky Hill (December 1, 1946 - April 10, 2009)

Funeral services for Rocky Hill, age 62, of Kemah, Texas, will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2009, with Rev. B. J. Teer officiating. Interment will follow at Como Cemetery, with Don Harley, Wayne Rabe, Steve Simmons, Mike Simmons, Anthony Shadix and Tony Glasscock serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Milliken, Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Christian L. Smith. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Rocky Hill passed away Friday evening, April 10, 2009, at St. Johns Hospital in Houston. He was born in Dallas, on December 1, 1946, the son of Ernest Hill and Myrl (Ward) Hill. He was the beloved husband of Joy Darlene Smith. They were married in Houston, on November 21, 1998; she survives. Rocky was a musician and a member of the Baptist faith. He was an A.S.C.A.P. writer and received a gold and platinum record for work on Z.Z. Top’s Recycler Album. He was an honorary Texas Ranger. Other survivors include: son, Christian L. Smith; sister, Sue Shadix of Como; brother, Dusty Hill of The Woodlands; three nieces, Sherrie Shadix of Como, Lori Hoffman of Grand Prairie and Cody Hill of Houston; three nephews, Tony Shadix of Saltillo, Will VanWey of Dallas and Allen Garvin of Dallas; four great-nieces and four great-nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Garvin and sister, Jane Aiken.

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