FRANKLIN – Following in the footsteps of his father, David Simmons Hill, O.D., P.A. became a leading optometrist in Macon County, providing excellent eye care to his community for many years.
Dr. Hill was civic minded, serving as Angel Community Hospital board chairman and enjoying working with members of the Noonday Rotary Club where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Dr. Hill was born July 20, 1955, to Rachel Hill and Joseph Hill, O.D. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1973, from the University of Tennessee in 1977, and from the Southern College of Optometry in 1984. He passed on March 27, 2020.
His friends knew him as a gourmet cook who loved to entertain. An evening of good music, friends, and an excellent meal was his trademark.
An only child of only children, David had no close relatives but distant ones in the Bat Cave area of Rutherford County, North Carolina. No service is planned at this time. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.
In keeping with his interest in the community and in Rotary, memorials made to the Roy Rickman Scholarship Fund c/o The Rotary Club of Franklin, PO Box 375, Franklin, NC 28744 are appropriate.
Moffitt Family Funeral Care is honored to serve the blessed memory of Dr. Hill.