Glade couple set to celebrate anniversary
For The Vista
It’s been a wonderful journey …
John (Sam) and Candace Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 16.
John was employed for 42 years by General Motors-Delco and G.E. Aircraft in Ohio as a Design Engineer and holds seven patents.
He began his successful art career 40 years ago and in 2012 opened The Sam Hill Studio in downtown Crossville.
Instramental in establishing the Palace Theater Art Gallery, he also founded the annual juried art show at the Plateau Creative Art Center. He continues to teach private and semi-private watercolor classes at his studio and has taught many times at PCAC.
Winner of numerous art awards, his paintings can be found in many homes in the Fairfield Glade and Crossville area. His paintings can also be seen in colleges, hospitals and homes across the country.
Candace was a freelance travel writer in Ohio for 37 years and upon arriving in Crossville wrote many articles for local papers and Our Senior Times for eight years. She decided to no longer contribute and concentrated on writing and completing her first novel recently.
One of the greatest accomplishments was traveling every state in the USA, both networking in the art and travel business. “We wanted to really see this great country and have quite a few stories to tell,” says Sam.
Their travels have also taken them to Canada, Mexico, South America and almost every island in the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
“We plan to visit parts of Europe in the near future,” Sam added. “Of all the places we visited and discussed retiring to after 59 years in southern Ohio, we chose the Cumberland Plateau. It was a good decision.”
The Hills have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.