North Santa Rosa

Richard Oliver Hill

Richard Oliver Hill, age 69, of Jay, Florida died Monday, February 2, 2015 from an extended illness. He was a resident of Jay, Florida for most of his life. He served in the United States Army as a specialist with the Four E4 company E 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196 Infantry Brigade, during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, for his heroism in the war. Richard retired from the civil service at Whiting Field as an airfield Firefighter after twenty five years of service. Richard was a loving father and Grandfather; he also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. After retiring he discovered a passion for coaching junior league basketball. He touched the lives of many children during his sixteen years of coaching in Jay. He will be remembered affectionally as “Coach Hill”. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ellis & Beatrice (Rowell) Hill; two sisters, Shirley Barksdale and infant Nancy Hill; Two brothers, Rayburn Hill, Glen Hill, and his twin brother that died at birth. He is survived by two daughters: Tammy (Jesse) Hadley of Flomaton, AL, and Misty Hill of Jay, FL; one son, Jonathan Hill of Jay, FL; five grandchildren: Mayson and Eli Dunsford, Katilyn Hadley, Summer Joyner and Carlee Davidson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 7, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Jay Funeral Home with Chaplin Dean Patterson officiating services. Burial will follow at Dixonville Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1-2 P.M. Active Pallbearers are Ricky Ellis, Daniel Hoomes, Dennis Rowell, Keith Rowell, Ricky Butler, Henry, Hill, Randy Ellis and Terry Ellis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenny Rowell, Michael Rowell, Mabern Ellis, Tony Blair, and Tim Floyd. The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice and Sherri Butler for the special care given to Mr. Hill and his family.

Posted by on Feb 4 2015. Filed under Local, Obits. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *