Donald Jacob Hill Jr., 50, of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, in his home. Funeral services will be Monday, December 9 with visiting hours from 10am until 12 noon, the time of service. Interment will follow at New Church Cemetery in Edge, Texas.
“Junior” was born to Donald Jacob Hill Sr and Phyllis Hamilton Hill in Jacksonville, Florida. He started working with his father in the oil field at a very young age. He shortly thereafter became his boss. The “oil patch” was his passion. He enjoyed being in charge and didn’t have a problem letting you know how things worked in his part of the world. He was very well respected in his life of work.
He was a wonderful father. He mentored many that were not his own. He was the dad he didn’t have to be. People would comment, “Oh he or she looks like you” and Junior would reply, “if you feed them long enough they usually do”. He would always tell his kids he loved them. He was very proud of how they turned out. He loved his grandbabies with all his heart and all the candy in his pockets.
Junior was the life of the party, the loudest man in the room. He loved his big trucks, driving around on his ranger, dancing and singing. He liked hanging out at the lake taking his kids down the Guadalupe River, to Nascar Races, deer hunting, and watching them play sports. He was always ready to spill a cold beer with you. He loved his spirits – “take a shot”. Junior cooked a mean brisket!
He was famous for his, “Hugs are Free” saying. But he had many many more. What his daughter-in-law, Kayla, called Juniorisms. We won’t let them fade away. He was one of a kind, a great character. He was a true friend to so many who will miss him dearly. Junior left us way to soon, but we will carry on with his memory in our hearts and souls.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
His survivors include his sons Christopher Hill, Eddy Carr, Sean Bell, Stephen and wife Kayla Bell; his daughters Danielle Carr and husband Adam King, Jamie Leigh Hill; his brothers Michael Petracca, John Hill; sister Mary Jane Brayboy; his seven grandchildren Christopher, Leah, Greyson, Adara, Scarlett, Gabriella, and Adam; his former wives Karen Hill and Joanie Hill.