Rickie L. Hill passed away Jan. 27, 2017. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Lowndes High School. Visitation was held from noon-7 p.m. Friday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Hill was born Aug. 16, 1959, to Cora Hill and the late Walter Hill in Crawford. He was a member of Oakland MB Church in Crawford and attended Pleasant Grove MB Church. He was a graduate of Motley High School and attended East Mississippi Community College, Bessemer State Technical College, Mississippi State University and Troy University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was previously employed as an automotive technician at Starkville Ford Mercury in Starkville, Premier Ford in Columbus and as an educator in the Columbus Municipal School District. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Berna Dean Hille; and brothers, Walter Hill Jr. and L.A. Hill. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Veronica Howard Hill; children, Rickie Jr., Reginald and Samantha Hill; sister, Emma Hill Harris of Crawford; brothers, David Hill of Columbus and Gary Hill of Arlington, Texas.