Daniel Harvey Hill, formerly of Charlotte, N.C. and a D-Day survivor, fought his last battle and passed away peacefully on May 10, 2013 at the age of 93 after a long and full life. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 68 years, Jeanne Shelton Hill. Harvey is the Great Grandson of Civil War General, D.H. Hill, and grandson of NC State president, D. H. Hill Jr., for whom the library is named. He was born in Charlotte, NC in 1919 where he lived most of his life until moving to Raleigh in 2005. He graduated from Central High School in Charlotte. In 1941 he graduated from State College (North Carolina State University) and was commissioned into in the Army as a First Lieutenant. He landed at Utah Beach in Normandy, France as a Captain, was wounded in Germany and returned to Charlotte in 1945 where he spent many years working in the building supply business. When he retired, he volunteered with the Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and helping others with their home repairs. He was an avid golfer who was very proud of his hole in one. He was a lifelong N.C. State fan who followed their various sports teams and also traveled with the Alumni Association to exotic locations. He was a long time member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and joined White Memorial Presbyterian Church after moving to Raleigh.
He and his wife Jeanne loved to dance and were members of the “Green Gables Gang” a dance club dating back to the 40’s. He also played in a weekly poker club for over 50 years.
Harvey is survived by his sister, Jocelyn Hill. He is also survived by his daughters, Randye Finigan (and husband Jim) and Wendy Lawton (and husband Bill); grandchildren Bill Finigan (and wife Sarah Blake), Debi Dulany and Will Lawton (and fiancee Stacy Kelly); great-grandchildren William Finigan and Charlotte Lawton.
In Raleigh, the family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27609. Harvey will be interred in Charlotte with a graveside service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that anyone desiring to do so make contributions either to Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, P.O. Box 220287, Charlotte, N.C. 28222 or to The Friends of the D. H. Hill Library, NCSU Libraries, Campus Box 7111, Raleigh, N.C. 27695.
The Hill family wants to express their thanks for the care of Harvey at Sunrise Senior Living and Rex Hospital.
Please visit www.Brown WynneMillbrook.com to share your fond memories with his loving family.