Earl R. Hill

04/19/1916 — 01/20/2004

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Paris, Illinois

Earl R. Hill

Earl R. Hill Richland, Wash. Einan’s Funeral Home

Earl R. Hill, 87, died peacefully Jan. 20, 2004 in Richland WA after an extended illness.

Earl was born April 19, 1916 in Paris, Edgar County, IL. He grew up in Paris, IL and married June Frances Zimmerly at the Zimmerly home in Paris, Dec. 25, 1936. Earl moved his young family from Danville, IL to Richland in 1944 where he proudly worked at Hanford for Du Pont, GE, and Douglas United Nuclear as a supervisor in reactor operations. Earl retired in 1978; and with June moved to Whidbey Island to continue productive hobbies of fishing and gardening, and managing the water system for their Possession Shores community on Whidbey Island.

Earl was an avid hunter and fisherman fish really feared him. He had awe-inspiring energy and he was loved and adored by his family. We fondly remember fishing trips, rock hunting, his cooking fish, playing cards, stories and practical jokes. He was active at various times in the Richland softball league Village Foods, basketball, managing Little League Cahoon Motors, Pasco Elks, 21-year member of South Whidbey Lions, two terms as commodore of the Richland Yacht Club, an active member of the United Methodist Church, Langley, WA, and the So. Whidbey Free Methodist Church.

With declining health, June and Earl returned to the Tri-Cities in 2000. Earl received loving care by his doctors, caregivers, Southridge Special Care Facility in Kennewick and finally at Quail Hollow in Richland.

Earl is survived by his wife June Z. Hill, Richland, WA; son E. Richard Dick Hill Dorothy, Richland, WA and grandchildren Traci Barela and Richard Hill; son John Michael Hill Carolyn, Pasco, WA and grandchildren Maynard and Deran Hill, and Michelle Young; daughter Shanna J. McVicker Dave, Silverdale, WA and grandchildren Amanda Brooks, Daniel, Kela, Gabriel and Nathan McVicker, and 15 great-grandchildren. Earl is also survived by his sisters: Kathryn Sheehy and Ida Church, both in Paris, IL.

He is pre-deceased by his parents Grace Lelah Reasor and Homer Herbert Hill, and brother, Homer A. Johnny Hill, Paris, IL. Earl's father, Homer H. Hill was a son of George E. Hill and Nancy Ann Graves, descendent of Capt. Thomas Graves of Jamestown, VA, delegate to the First Assembly of Virginia, 1619.

A memorial service will be held at Riverview Methodist Church, 4012 W. Court, Pasco, WA 99301 on Tuesday Jan. 27, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Earl’s name to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336, Riverview Methodist Church, or the Neurological Center, 712 Swift Blvd. Suite 1, Richland, WA 99352.

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  • John and Carolyn: We send our warmest thoughts and condolences to you and your family. We know there are many happy memories which will help to comfort you in the coming months. Our thoughts are with you. Larry and Margaret Sinkey

    Larry and Margaret Sinkey
    November 4, 2014
    Calgary, AL, CA
  • Dear John, Caroline and family,

    We were sadden to hear about your loss. May God take care and watch over all of you during this time of sorrow. Our Hearts and Love is with you. Love Bruce & Debbi Simpson

    Bruce & Debbi Simpson
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • John and Carolyn: We send our warmest thoughts and condolences to you and your family. We know there are many happy memories which will help to comfort you in the coming months. Our thoughts are with you. Larry and Margaret Sinkey

    Larry and Margaret Sinkey
    November 4, 2014
    Calgary, AL, CA
  • Dear John, Caroline and family,

    We were sadden to hear about your loss. May God take care and watch over all of you during this time of sorrow. Our Hearts and Love is with you. Love Bruce & Debbi Simpson

    Bruce & Debbi Simpson
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Maynard Hill & family
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, Valley, WA, US
  • Dear June, Prayers for you and your family at the closing of Earl’s life here. Miss you at Canyon Lakes, especially at bridge. Peace to you. Love, Pat

    Pat Walker
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • A lifetime of memories. Our sympathies to you all. We love you lots.

    Love Jean and Don

    Don & Jean Waggoner
    November 4, 2014
    Paris, IL, US
  • Uncle Earl was a most charming, delightful person. It was so refreshing to be around him and hear his humor and catch his infectious laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Andy, Cyndi and family.

    Andy & Cyndi Patrick
    November 4, 2014
    Paris, IL, US
  • Dear June,Dick,Dorthy,John,Corylon,Dave&Shanna,you are all in my heart.I’m so thankful that i got to meet Earl and be there for him. He was such a wonderful person and will be missed deeply. He always had a smile on all the Southridge Staff!! that will never be forgot! Take Care. God Bless Alisha

    Alisha Moe
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I would like to express my deepest symapathy to your family. May God bless and keep you all. Glenda Quail Hollow

    Glenda Boese
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • The family of Earl R. Hill gratefully appreciates your kind expressions of sympathy.

    A note to the Hill Family- Shortly before Earl became ill, we established that his grandmother Homer’s mother Nancy Ann Graves, was a direct descendent of Capt. Thomas Graves of Jamestown, VA, delegate to the First Assembly of Virginia, 1619.

    Dick & Dorothy Hill
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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