Barry Ray Hill

Barry Ray Hill, 68, passed away on September 4, 2022.  Barry was born on May 6, 1954 in Independence, MO.  Barry graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1973.  Following high school, Barry went into commercial cabinetry and remained in that field for over 45 years until his retirement in 2019.

Barry was born the youngest of four children to Raymond Wilson Hill and Alice Jane Noland.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Elisabeth K. Hill (Hoff); brothers, Alan L. Hill and wife Connie, Daniel O. Hill and wife Linda; sister, Naida ‘Kathy’ Castillo and husband John; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Cremation was at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, MO.  There will be a celebration of life at a later date.  Barry requested his ashes be placed at Lake Lotawana, a place he loved while growing up.  This will also happen at a later date.



  1. eric e johnson on November 25, 2022 at 9:23 am

    I worked with Barry for 10 years at Stacer woodworking.He and I retired together in 2019 .I was born 10 days before Barry in 1954. We both grew up in KC,and had a lot in common. He and I built many truck loads of cabinets ,countertops,and store fixtures. Barry was a hard worker and very skilled as well. He was undoubtedly the best worker I ever hired.He was fun to work with, and had a dry wit and sense of humor, that matched mine to a tee.We stayed in touch after retirement ,and spoke often. Our last conversation was full of laughs as usual. This call took place 2 days before he passed. My condolences to his family. Barry was a one of a kind friend to me, I will really miss him,and think of him often. Eric Johnson.

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