Kerry Brian Hill

April 4, 1960 ~ August 2, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old


Kerry Brian “K.B.” Hill, 63, of Carterville, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2023, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Residential Hospice.

K.B. was born April 4, 1960, in Benton, to Shirley C. (Nava) and Bill Hill Jr. He married Denise Tottleben on December 17, 1988, in Crainville.

He is survived by his loving wife, Denise Hill of Carterville; children, Kody Hill of Carterville, Taylor Hill of Nashville, Tennessee, and Tessa Hill (Cory Mataya) of Carterville; grandchildren, Emmy Hill, Amber Chamness, Kodi Hill, Kori Hill, Zachxton Hill, Riece Johnson, and Carter Mataya; brother, William “Bill” (Susanne) Hill of Zeigler; aunt, Judith (Paul) Rose of Benton; father-in-law, Ralph Tottleben; sisters-in-law, Lisa Nagle, and Krista Tregoning (Randy Dunn); special friend, Ashley Firment; chosen daughter, Evelyn Chamness; beloved puppy, Tilley Mae Hill; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many friends.

K.B. was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Amil Dwayne Hill; granddaughter, Piper Tottleben-Hill; and mother-in-law, Glenna Ruth Tottleben.

He was a cascade operator at United States Enrichment Corporation in Paducah for 27 years.

K.B. was an avid outdoorsman who could be found out on the lake catching crappie, bass, or catfish, or in the woods hunting.

He was a great cook who enjoyed cheering for his mighty Blackhawks, reading, and taking trips to the ocean. K.B. loved spending time with his family, especially his grandbabies, who fondly called him “Poppi”. His everyday presence will be missed.


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August 5, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Celebration of Life
August 5, 2023

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918


Residential Hospice
104 Airway Drive, Suite 1, Marion IL 62959
Tel: 1-800-642-6099


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