Eli Lane “Gogs” HillJune 11, 2014 - March 20, 2023
Posted on March 22, 2023 at 5:30 PM • 38 Comments
Eli Lane “Gogs” Hill, age 8, of Corbin, KY passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital as the result of an accident. Eli was born on June 11, 2014 to Adam and Ashley Hill.
Along with his parents, Eli is survived by a sister, Allie, and a brother, Asa. He is also survived by paternal grandparents, Melvin and Barbara Hill and maternal grandparents, Kenneth “Bo” and Teena Tye. Eli also leaves behind uncles Melvin D. Hill and David Hill and aunts Amber Tye and Annie Clark as well as a host of other family members and friends who mourn his passing.
Eli was a member of the Shiner Church of Christ where he loved participating in children’s church, VBS, and the annual kids Christmas Play. Eli carried around a New Testament Bible that he would read at school or in the car. We are proud of his faith, and he shared with us his desire to be baptized soon. Eli’s Mamaw Barbara cared for him, every day, for the first five years of his life. He loved going to Mamaw and Papaw’s house. He looked forward to every Sunday morning so that he could see his friends at church and get the bagful of snacks his Nana and Poppaw brought each week. He loved blue raspberry anything, especially suckers, and he ate at least one bag of microwave popcorn every day.
Eli was the light of everyone’s life that he met. He was brilliant, spouting off sports stats for basketball, football, and baseball. His greatest joy was playing with his dad. Whether it be video games, hitting practice, basketball, or a game they made up (stair ball). Eli was kind, funny, smart, and he loved fiercely. He was also his mommy’s baby and never missed a chance to cuddle on the couch or give a kiss goodbye in the drop-off line.
He leaves behind two special cousins, Presley Lyttle and Sawyer Clark, a special neighbor, Rachel Overley, and his best buddies, Gunner Sizemore and Tra Breeding to mourn his passing.
Eli played baseball for the Corbin Bombers. He was a good teammate. He encouraged others and was satisfied to play any position the team needed. He had played catcher a couple of times and was really loving it. He was a second grade student at Corbin Primary School where he excelled in all subject areas, including socializing. He had a pure heart and kind soul that will be missed until that sweet day that we see him again in Heaven. We are clinging to that promise.
Eli was an organ donor and his eyes have given the gift of sight to two people.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 23 at Hart Funeral Home, 5-8 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, March 24 at 11 AM, also at Hart Funeral Home, with Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Nicholas Cureton, Eugene Eric Swafford, Eric Jones, Travis Sizemore, Mike Lewis, and Logan Hicks. Honorary Pallbearers are the Corbin Bombers baseball team.
Laney McCoyPosted at 18:18h, 22 March
No words will ever mend the hole left in your hearts or the void Eli left in this world, I just want you to know how sorry my family and I are. We have wept and prayed for you and yours. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you.
Love and many, many prayers.
Darrell & Brenda Meadors-Shiner ChurchPosted at 18:32h, 22 March
We will miss his sweet smiling face at church each Sunday!!
Dorothy J CuppPosted at 19:35h, 22 March
He was a beautiful little boy ,I’m so sorry for your loss ,prayers are with you all,,,
Marsha SurgenerPosted at 20:32h, 22 March
Sending much love and continuing to pray for God’s comfort and peace for this precious family.
Estaleah BrownPosted at 21:08h, 22 March
Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.
Vernie OotenPosted at 21:12h, 22 March
Eli was such a special young man. I always loved seeing him when he came in Walmart with his Mamaw Teena and Papaw Kenny. He was always so sweet and had the most beautiful smile. Praying for you all.
Lamar HamiltonPosted at 21:25h, 22 March
I can’t express with words what my heart feels about the loss of Eli. When I think of him I think of sunshine.
Juett WellsPosted at 21:38h, 22 March
Eli’s legacy will live on in those that knew and loved him. He was truly a shining light. Love you all and will continue to lift you all up in my prayers. <3
Donna NeelyPosted at 22:23h, 22 March
Prayers for his family, I can’t imagine the pain that you are feeling. May God Bless each and everyone of you.
Jeannette MatthewsPosted at 22:56h, 22 March
Amber and Annie, I am devastated for you and your family. So hard to believe. May your knowledge of God’s love and presence, and your love for each other and for the boy sustain you all.
Louise RosePosted at 23:29h, 22 March
Prayers for all of Eli’s family. I loved hearing the stories that his Papaw Bill would tell us about how funny, smart, loving and caring he was. God sure gained a special Angel. Sending love to u all.
Randy & Nolia flynnPosted at 23:35h, 22 March
We love you Ashley, Adam, Asa & Allie. Heaven just got a little sweeter. Prayers for peace & comfort that only He can give.
Judy HicksPosted at 23:37h, 22 March
. Elis love of the Lord shines bright in those memories. Your entire family is in my prayers
Bill MilesPosted at 23:52h, 22 March
I’m so very sorry for your loss , but Heaven just got more sweeter and God has. Another perfect Angel ,
Our loss is Heavens gain , with the promise that if your saved you will see Little Eli again , he is having a wonderful Blessed time in the presence of our Heavenly Fathers arms ,,
I didn’t or don’t know Eli or his family , my heart breaks for them , but I rejoice in knowing Eli is with the Father
Sending thoughts and prayers to all his family, friends and our community as we all feel the loss of such a young soul
Mary HooverPosted at 06:46h, 23 March
I am so sorry for your loss God be with you during this time I will continue to pray for you
Tracie JohnsonPosted at 07:42h, 23 March
I never got to meet this young man, but my heart is breaking for his family and friends. I am praying for you and will continue to do so. God Bless you and your family….
Crystal GourleyPosted at 09:18h, 23 March
I am keeping you all in my prayers. We prayed for your family today at my work and will continue to!
a mother in IndianaPosted at 10:02h, 23 March
Your loss has penetrated my heart. I am so very sorry.
MelindaJohnsonClem (Clay County)Posted at 10:02h, 23 March
Praying for you and the family. So sorry for your loss he was a handsome young man
Samantha MiniardPosted at 11:36h, 23 March
Praying for your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you, and let you feel his love during this time.
Tammy WaltersPosted at 14:20h, 23 March
I will try to pray for you everyday
Shirley AllreadPosted at 17:24h, 23 March
Prayers for you all rip Eli hill love you and miss you from Ohio
Shirley AllreadPosted at 17:31h, 23 March
Shirley and family rip Eli hill from Ohio
Melissa lynn ManleyPosted at 17:44h, 23 March
Love & Prayers. LOVING MEMORY OF SWEET ELI.
Jeff & Lori MiraclePosted at 22:07h, 23 March
We are so sorry for your loss
Karen & Karalee WittPosted at 22:28h, 23 March
All my Love and Prayers go out to each and everyone of you. I can not imagine what you all are going through. All I can offer is my prayers for you all. I love you all so much.
Dallas RobertsonPosted at 22:29h, 23 March
My prayers are with you all.
Karen & Karalee Witt & Dallas RobertsonPosted at 22:35h, 23 March
All my Love and prayers to you all.
Heaven Gain a beautiful 👼
Love you all so much
Lena MeadorsPosted at 00:19h, 24 March
A beautiful little boy. Continued prayers for all the family.
Diane DyePosted at 00:20h, 24 March
I didn’t know your sweet son, but his legacy will truly live on, and the promise of being with him again one day is a very special feeling❤️ I can’t imagine your hurt and my heart aches for his family, but he is with Jesus and we can’t even imagine the joy he has now❤️❤️🙏🙏 God bless you all with prayers and peace❤️🙏
Cheryl T. WrightPosted at 06:16h, 24 March
Our prayers are with you, your family and especially Eli’s little friends…… I do not know your family personally but in Christ you are my family and my heart hurts for you all. May God give you the peace that only He can give throughout the coming days.
I must say also his red hair and that smile where absolutely beautiful!!
Much love coming from your family in Christ in Frankfort, Ky.
Darlene snd Max CoxPosted at 07:11h, 24 March
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Bill and Louise HopperPosted at 10:01h, 24 March
We are thinking and praying for the entire family during this difficult time. May God comfort you all.
Kristie BurkePosted at 11:12h, 24 March
I am so, so very sorry. My heart breaks for you so much. Praying that Jesus will wrap His loving arms around you and bring all of you strength and comfort that only He can provide.
Michele GarvinPosted at 16:02h, 24 March
We are praying for you all. May the Lord comfort your broken hearts. May He carry you all today and in the days ahead. Sending love, prayers and deepest sympathies. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
William and Sherrie FaulknerPosted at 20:03h, 24 March
Adam and Ashley, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. May God bless you and lead you through this difficult time.
Amelia PowersPosted at 10:24h, 27 March
Words fail in this situation, so I am praying for your strength. My heart goes out to your entire family.
Erica LawrencePosted at 23:28h, 21 April
My Heart Ached as I saw this story on my phone. I Know this Baby is in the Arns of God, I Pray God’s Strength Daily for this Families Tremendous Loss and Young Eli’s Church Family and Friends Sending Prayers from Arlington, Texas