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Celebrating the life of
Richard Alan Hill
April 25, 1944 - July 22, 2017
Captain USNR-R
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 12:00 p.m. - Saturday, July 29, 2017
  • Independent Presbyterian Church
  • 207 Bull Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-236-3346

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. The scripture at Revelation 21:4 gives hope. There, Jehovah God, promises to do away with sickness and death very soon. This scripture has helped me in the past when dealing with loss. I hope it helps you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, Savannah, Ga

Dear Marcie, John and I were saddened to learn of the disease that took Richards' life. He left us too soon. Your paths in Savannah have made an impression on the community. Thank you for sharing your time and talents here. We are thinking of you. Debbie Rauers

Deborah Solana Rauers, Savannah, GA

Sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Richard over the years on our Civil Works projects.

Daniel Parrott, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. ALS is such a devastating disease. The Bible gives us hope that one day soon ALS, and all other forms of illnesses will be eliminated. Isaiah 33:24 promises,"No resident will say: 'I am sick'". Additionally, Isaiah 25:8 says,"He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces... For Jehovah himself has spoken it." Jesus also gave us this assurance,"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out"-John 5:28,29. This includes your loved one, Richard. I hope you can find comfort in this during the times ahead.

B.B, , Ga

I am sorry for your loss I too have felt the same way when my loved one died but a scripture that has helped me cope is john11:24 I hope this helps. Please visit our website JW.org for more information on how Jehovah will resurrect those in the last days.

Susie, Savannah, GA

Marcie, we were so sorry to hear of your great loss. We will keep you and the children in our prayers at this time of loss and sadness.

Becky & Chandler Kinsey, Tybee Island, GA

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Richard in Planning Division for quite some time. It was a pleasure to work with him on various projects. He was admired and respected by all who had the opportunity to work with him.

David A. Coleman, Savannah, GA

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Richard in Planning Division for quite some time. It was a pleasure to work with him on various projects. He was admired and respected by all who had the opportunity to work with him.

David A. Coleman, Savannah, GA

Mitzi, I wish I had known your dad, but I am certain I would have liked him. Alison and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family. Also sending lots of love from your "work family" at Taylor English. Joe

Joe English, Atlanta, GA

My condolences to the Hill family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. One day soon we will not have to face nor fear our enemy death anymore. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Marcie, I am really sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy,

Debbie Kenyon-Ellis, Savannah, GA

Mitzi we are sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family

Clyde & Patsy West, Carrollton, GA

Marcie, Mitzi, and Andy...I was so sorry to learn of Richard's passing the Mobile Press Register today. It was a privilege to know him. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this truly difficult time...Carmelita

Carmelita (Reding) Hartley, Loxley, AL

We have been blessed to have Uncle Richard in our family. I know him best from Christmas gatherings at Granddad's house and playing with my cousins. What great memories! I was further blessed to visit with him during a family reunion which he and his family hosted in Savannah; we even got to play golf together in which he loaned me some golf clubs to use. On the 18th hole I negligently left the putter on the green. Thanks to a good samaritan playing behind us he found me and returned it. I would have felt really bad disappointing a man I respected and loved. God works in wonderful ways. Uncle Richard suffers no more and is one with God. I am grateful.

M. Ray Farris II, Carrollton, TX

Marcie, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we have you and your family in our prayers. Deepest sympathy, Jane and William

, ,

Our heartfelt condolences to Marcie and the Hill family. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you peace and comfort, Bill, Joe Ann and Emily Dickinson

William Dickinson Family, Savannah, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. All honor to Richard's name.

Charlie & Mena Carlin, Dallas, TX

I worked with Richard at the Savannah District Corps of Engineers for many years. Richard was one of the finest men and co-workers I knew. My prayers and thoughts are with the Hill family at this time.

Betty Addington, Savannah, Ga

Rick was an honor to Sigma Chi and a true example to follow. Rick excelled in every endeavor he pursued. My thoughts and prayers are with Marcie and the family.

Michael Beard, Tulsa, OK

I have always loved hearing of the Hill's adventures together and still remember the photos of the Egypt trip that Mitzi shared with us - Mr. Hill, camera poised for the perfect shot. May those memories bring your family comfort now. You are in our prayers.

Suzanne Satterfield, Atlanta, Georgia

Marcie, I am really sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

stan strickland, savanahh, ga

Richard Alan Hill, Captain USNR-R, died on July 22, 2017.  Capt. Hill was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 25, 1944 to James and Ruth Thetford Hill.  He was a graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he was active in his fraternity, Sigma Chi.  Upon graduation, Capt. Hill entered the United States Naval Reserve and served six years on active duty, including a 2 ½ year deployment to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One (VQ-1) Atsugi, Japan.  While in Japan Capt. Hill was frequently detached to Da Nang, Viet Nam, serving as Bombardier/Navigator aboard a variety of aircraft conducting reconnaissance missions.  Capt. Hill remained in the Naval Reserve for 20 years following his active duty.  He served in several roles in the Naval Intelligence community, including as Commanding Officer of First 1282, New Orleans and CO of US Reserve Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He was a graduate of the US Naval War College Strategy and Policy Course, Newport Rhode Island.  He retired from military service on October 1, 1994.

Following his deployment and active duty, Capt. Hill returned to Tulsa in 1971, where he completed post-graduate studies at the University of Tulsa with an MBA degree.  He began his second career, with the Corps of Engineers in Tulsa with subsequent moves to Mobile, Alabama and Savannah, Georgia.  Capt. Hill ultimately retired as the Chief of Economics from the Corps in Savannah, where he worked on multiple economic and water issues critical to the Southeast, including the research required to support the planned deepening of the Port of Savannah.

After a seven month battle, Capt. Hill succumbed to the ravages of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at his home in Savannah, attended by his family.  He faced this wicked disease with the quiet dignity which those who knew him would recognize; without complaint, without anger, without blame.

Capt. Hill was an avid and skillful sailor, loved golf and traveling and was an accomplished photographer.  Most importantly, he was a devoted family man.  He was always ready with a kind word, a joke or a funny anecdote – with strangers and friends alike.  He truly was loved by all, and will be missed for his love of life, his kindness, and his steady wit and wisdom.

Capt. Hill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marcie Bailey Hill, his daughter Mitzi L. Hill (Atlanta, Georgia), son Andrew S. Hill (Savannah) and brother J. Roger Hill (Colorado Springs, Colorado), as well as many nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.

Interment will be at Beaufort National Cemetery, South Carolina.  A memorial service for friends and family will be conducted at 12 o’clock on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Independent Presbyterian Church, 207 Bull Street, Savannah, where Capt. and Mrs. Hill are members.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the ALS Association in support of the Georgia Walk to Defeat ALS.  Online donations may be made at the family’s site: http://web.alsa.org/goto/ALSSkywarriors2017

 

 

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I'm sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. The scripture at Revelation 21:4 gives hope. There, Jehovah God, promises to do away with sickness and death very soon. This scripture has helped me in the past when dealing with loss. I hope it helps you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, Savannah, Ga

Dear Marcie, John and I were saddened to learn of the disease that took Richards' life. He left us too soon. Your paths in Savannah have made an impression on the community. Thank you for sharing your time and talents here. We are thinking of you. Debbie Rauers

Deborah Solana Rauers, Savannah, GA

Sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed working with Richard over the years on our Civil Works projects.

Daniel Parrott, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. ALS is such a devastating disease. The Bible gives us hope that one day soon ALS, and all other forms of illnesses will be eliminated. Isaiah 33:24 promises,"No resident will say: 'I am sick'". Additionally, Isaiah 25:8 says,"He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces... For Jehovah himself has spoken it." Jesus also gave us this assurance,"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out"-John 5:28,29. This includes your loved one, Richard. I hope you can find comfort in this during the times ahead.

B.B, , Ga

I am sorry for your loss I too have felt the same way when my loved one died but a scripture that has helped me cope is john11:24 I hope this helps. Please visit our website JW.org for more information on how Jehovah will resurrect those in the last days.

Susie, Savannah, GA

Marcie, we were so sorry to hear of your great loss. We will keep you and the children in our prayers at this time of loss and sadness.

Becky & Chandler Kinsey, Tybee Island, GA

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Richard in Planning Division for quite some time. It was a pleasure to work with him on various projects. He was admired and respected by all who had the opportunity to work with him.

David A. Coleman, Savannah, GA

I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Richard in Planning Division for quite some time. It was a pleasure to work with him on various projects. He was admired and respected by all who had the opportunity to work with him.

David A. Coleman, Savannah, GA

Mitzi, I wish I had known your dad, but I am certain I would have liked him. Alison and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family. Also sending lots of love from your "work family" at Taylor English. Joe

Joe English, Atlanta, GA

Candle tribute lit by Marty and Cindy Calton — Georgia

My condolences to the Hill family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. One day soon we will not have to face nor fear our enemy death anymore. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org that offers hope and comfort for the future.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Marcie, I am really sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy,

Debbie Kenyon-Ellis, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Levinie Wooten-Loatman — Georgia

Mitzi we are sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family

Clyde & Patsy West, Carrollton, GA

Marcie, Mitzi, and Andy...I was so sorry to learn of Richard's passing the Mobile Press Register today. It was a privilege to know him. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this truly difficult time...Carmelita

Carmelita (Reding) Hartley, Loxley, AL

We have been blessed to have Uncle Richard in our family. I know him best from Christmas gatherings at Granddad's house and playing with my cousins. What great memories! I was further blessed to visit with him during a family reunion which he and his family hosted in Savannah; we even got to play golf together in which he loaned me some golf clubs to use. On the 18th hole I negligently left the putter on the green. Thanks to a good samaritan playing behind us he found me and returned it. I would have felt really bad disappointing a man I respected and loved. God works in wonderful ways. Uncle Richard suffers no more and is one with God. I am grateful.

M. Ray Farris II, Carrollton, TX

Marcie, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we have you and your family in our prayers. Deepest sympathy, Jane and William

, ,

Our heartfelt condolences to Marcie and the Hill family. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you peace and comfort, Bill, Joe Ann and Emily Dickinson

William Dickinson Family, Savannah, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. All honor to Richard's name.

Charlie & Mena Carlin, Dallas, TX

I worked with Richard at the Savannah District Corps of Engineers for many years. Richard was one of the finest men and co-workers I knew. My prayers and thoughts are with the Hill family at this time.

Betty Addington, Savannah, Ga

Rick was an honor to Sigma Chi and a true example to follow. Rick excelled in every endeavor he pursued. My thoughts and prayers are with Marcie and the family.

Michael Beard, Tulsa, OK

I have always loved hearing of the Hill's adventures together and still remember the photos of the Egypt trip that Mitzi shared with us - Mr. Hill, camera poised for the perfect shot. May those memories bring your family comfort now. You are in our prayers.

Suzanne Satterfield, Atlanta, Georgia

Marcie, I am really sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

stan strickland, savanahh, ga


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