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King Hill, former #1 Pick in NFL Draft, dies at 75

King Hill. (Source: Dignity Memorial) King Hill. (Source: Dignity Memorial)

From Dignity Memorial:

SPRING, TX (KLTV) - Stuart King Hill of Spring TX, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the age of 75, after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma.

A former Rice All-American King Hill, was a multi-sport star, laying football, basketball, and golf, he began with the Brazosport Exporters, then with the Rice Owls, leading to the No. 1 pick in the 1958 NFL draft.

After 35 years as a player and coach with the NFL, King served as the Director of Marketing for Tour 18 Augusta Pines Golf Club.

King is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Dorothy Hill.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon; son, Cody and wife Jan; grandson Jared King and sister, Cheryl Dancak and husband Donald along with many nieces and nephews.

King was known for his love of family and many friends he considered family.

Visitation and Services will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX 77384.

Visitation will be Friday, July 20, 2012 from 5:00-9:00pm. Funeral Services will be Saturday July 21, 2012 at 1:00pm.

The family wishes to thank all family, friends and the MD Anderson community for their loving support.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, National Fragile X Foundation, or Rice University Football Program in memory of King, #26.

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