Obituary Details

John S. Hill

April 16, 1950 - October 21, 2018

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Soapstone United Methodist Church
Date:
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time:
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Soapstone United Methodist Church
Date:
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Service Time:
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

John Hill of Raleigh, NC passed away on October 21, 2018, at the age of 68.

Born in East Orange, New Jersey, and a graduate of Lehigh University, John was drafted by the New York Giants in 1972. He spent 14 years playing football in the NFL, 10 of which were with the New Orleans Saints. In 1986, John moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Denise, and their two daughters; Lauren and Megan, where he began his second career as a State Farm Insurance Agent.

He enjoyed working on the family horse farm, tinkering in his garage, golfing with friends and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his dog Cooper.

A compassionate man with an outlook on life second to none. John had no bucket list; his family was his greatest joy. He is survived by his wife, Denise Hill; daughters, Lauren Haberkorn and Megan Dooner; sons-in-law Marc Haberkorn and Rob Dooner; and two grandchildren, Laney (3) and Gracelynn (4); his sister, Kay Hill McEwen and her husband Steve McEwen of Raleigh, NC; and brother, James Hill and his wife Ann Johnson Hill of Vero Beach, FL. He is preceded in death by his father, Otto H. Hill and his mother, R. Elizabeth Hill of Raleigh, NC.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Soapstone United Methodist Church at 12837 Norwood Road in Raleigh, NC with the memorial service to immediately follow.

Flowers are appreciated or you may consider donating to a cause close to John's heart, including The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at Johns Hopkins http://pathology.jhu.edu/pancreas/support.php#gifts or the Concussion Legacy Foundation at https://concussionfoundation.org/give-online.
Posted by:
Nancy
Posted on:
November 5, 2018
Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Hill family. John was our agent for almost 30 years. He was a wonderful dedicated agent. He will be greatly missed. May God give each of you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Sam and Nancy
Posted by:
Tullio Nieman
Posted on:
October 27, 2018
I remember John as a great high School football player at Franklin High School. On a team that was not so great, John was a standout. I also remember him as a NY Giant and then during his long and great career with the New Orleans Saints. His father Otto taught me how to swim when I was 5 years old at the Rutgers University Pool. And I knew his sister Kay very well in High School. My condolences to Kay and the rest of the Hill Family

Tullio Nieman
Farmington, Maine!
Posted by:
Vic&Jane Hill
Posted on:
October 27, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We'll always remember the great time we had at the cousin reunion in Vero beach. Love Vic & Jane
Posted by:
Rob Dooner
Posted on:
October 23, 2018
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Visitation

Soapstone United Methodist Church
12837 Norwood Rd
RALEIGH, NC 27613

Memorial Service

Soapstone United Methodist Church
12837 Norwood Rd
RALEIGH, NC 27613

Cemetery

Unknown Location