Robert Arthur Hille was reunited with his beloved wife, Bobbie, of almost 63 years on June 3, 2019. Born on June 19, 1931, in Hartford, CT, to Henry and Mary (Zelanski) Hille, Bob graduated from Windham High School in Willimantic, CT, the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, and later Baylor University in Waco, TX, with a master's degree. In 1954, he received his commission in the United States Army Medical Service Corps with a rank of Second Lieutenant. He later married Barbara White on November 20th of that year. During the next 24 years, Bob served his country in multiple duty stations across the country and around the world, with tours in Vietnam, Germany, and Korea. Amongst all the moves, he and Bobbie had 5 children, all born in different states. In 1978, he retired from the military with the rank of Colonel and relocated with the family to Dallas to take a position as a senior executive at Baylor University Medical Center. He remained there until he retired as COO in 1995. In retirement, he and Bobbie chose to settle in Heath, TX, where Bob became involved in city government as part of the Planning and Zoning Committee and City Council, and as Mayor Pro Tem. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where he was active with the Eucharistic Ministry and the Knights of Columbus. Bob was also involved with the Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117, was an Ambassador at Buffalo Creek Golf Club and was a former member of Rush Creek Yacht Club. Bob was a devoted husband and father, a devout Catholic, a distinguished soldier, an accomplished and respected professional, a contributing member of his community, and a valued friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Bob is survived by his loving family, including children Rick Hille and wife Liz of San Marcos, TX, Lyn Allen and husband Don of Lockhart, TX, David Hille and wife Karen Fling of Dallas, Tom Hille and wife Cathy of Claremont, CA, and Cathy Wicker and husband Jeff of Heath; grandchildren Ryan (Jessica), Ashley (Tyler), Jenna (Allen), Anneliese, Ian, Gabriel, Shan Shan, Logan, Grady, Rylee and Dyson; and great-grandchildren Noah, Blake and Wilson as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his 3 siblings and his grandson Drew Hille. Visitation: 6:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 2500 State Highway 66 East, Rockwall, TX Memorial Mass: 10:00am Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus Rd., Rockwall, TX Reception lunch: 11am-1pm Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Heritage Christian Academy, 1408 S. Goliad St., Rockwall, TX Burial, for those who wish to join us: 2:15pm Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas, TX In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in his name to the Alzheimer's Association ( or Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation (
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