James E Hill, 79, of Ada, a follower of Christ, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He will be remembered as a loving father, adoring grandfather and devoted husband. He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Spence. James proudly served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Air National Guard 110th CES in Battle Creek, MI, after combined service of 30 years. Jim raised his family in Ada, Michigan where he retired from the Amway Corporation after 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; children, Rick (Diane) Godinez, Julie (John) Resch, Gino Godinez, Monica Smith, Todd Hill, Michelle (Bill) Griggs, Christine (Lafe) Estep, Lisa (Merle) Hensley, James (Jen) Hill, Wendy (Michael) Hoving, Joseph Hill Sr., Joanie (Houston) Hill, Tony (Chris) Olguin, Dan (Kim) Olguin, Gabe Olguin and Michelle Williamson; sister Lois (Howie) Heckler; brother-in-law, Dave Spence; 47 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and treasured nieces and nephews. He was a loving father and grandfather, his laughter and love will be missed dearly. Visitation will be held on Monday April 23, 5-8:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 3900 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Rev. Jeff Burr officiating. Military Honors will be held under the auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment at Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, IL. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.