TOPSHAM — James C. Hill, Sr., 64, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 13, at a hunting camp in New Vineyard.

Born in Shreveport, La., Nov. 24, 1945, a son of James B. and Amy Clarice Prudhomme Hill, he attended Shreveport schools.

After graduating from St. Joseph’s School in Shreveport, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving for 20 years, and received the Vietnam Service Medal with One Star and retired as a chief petty officer.

Following his retirement in 1983, he established Hill’s Upholstery in Topsham.

On April 20, 1995, he married A. Rose Dostie Karcher in Topsham.

He was a member of American Legion Post 202 in Topsham, a former member of the Brunswick Kiwanis Club and an Eagle Scout.

He loved flying, especially his Cessna 150 Aircraft.

An avid hunter, he enjoyed taking hunting trips for the past 39 years with many friends, including David Bernier and Roy Dickinson.

He was predeceased by a sister, Martha.

Survivors include his wife A. Rose of Topsham; a son James C. Hill, Jr., and his wife, Cherie of New Baden, Ill., and a daughter, Angela Elwood Baker of Michigan; a stepdaughter, Pamela Karcher and her companion Randall Flaig of Topsham, and a stepson, Michael Karcher and his wife Jane of Auburn; two sisters, the Rev. Anita Hill of Minneapolis, Minn., and Janet Eady; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital at or to a local American Legion Post.

A tribute of his life may be viewed at

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