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Venue on Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Thursday, January 16, 2020
5:00-8:00 p.m.
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Celebration of Life
Rip Griffin Center, LCU Campus
2601 Chicago Ave
Lubbock, TX  79407
Friday, January 17, 2020
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Resthaven Memorial Park
5740 West 19th Street
Lubbock, TX  79407
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Lubbock Children’s Home
PO Box 2824
Lubbock, TX  79408
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Lt. Eric Hill

of Lubbock, TX

July 15, 1980 - January 11, 2020


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David Eric Hill, 39, of Lubbock, passed away in the line of duty on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Eric was born to Mark and Susan (Wright) Hill on July 15, 1980 in Levelland, Texas. Eric graduated from Lovington High School in 1998 and went on to attend South Plains College. He graduated from Texas Tech University with his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science. He served the Midland Fire Department from 2007 to 2010. From 2010 until present he served as a firefighter and paramedic with the Lubbock Fire Department eventually earning the rank of Lieutenant. Eric was a member of the International Association of Firefighters as well as the World Series Roping Association.

He had the soul of a cowboy. He was fearless and strong and aspired to own a ranch and leave his legacy to his girls.

He leaves behind two precious daughters, Kynlee Blaze Hill and Kylee Bryce Hill; parents, Mark and Susan Hill, of Lubbock; fiancé Taylor Locascio, of Lubbock; sister, Randi Norris and husband Zach and their children Tyson and James of Idalou; grandmothers, Nelda Hill of Colorado City and Barbara Thompson of Lubbock; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as the Fire Fighter brotherhood.

Eric is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Dave Wright, Robert Hill and Elbert Bills.

The community may pay their respects on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, Lubbock. Services will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9:00 am at the Rip Griffin Center located on the Lubbock Christian University campus. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Lubbock Children’s Home, IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center, or Gypsy Heart Horse Rescue.


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21 Condolence(s)
Magnolia fire & rescue
Hodgenville, KY
Sunday, January 19, 2020

On behalf of the officers an members of magnolia fd. We would like to express our condolences to the family an dept of LT hill. Ur family an dept are in my my thoughts an prayers. Rip brother we got it from here

Kristi Davis
Amarillo, TX
Friday, January 17, 2020

I am so extremely sorry for your loss. I never met Eric, but he sounds like a brave & gifted soul. His little girls were so blessed to have him as their Daddy. God bless his family and friends. R.I.P. Eric.

Jay Dycus
Lubbock, TX
Friday, January 17, 2020

I met Eric several years ago while visiting his family with his Aunt Diane. I think Eric was a senior in high school at that time and was all about horses , football , and horses...and well girls too I'm sure. I shook hands with this young man an instantly thought to myself...THIS IS MY KIND OF KID ! Some say a person's eyes are the key to the soul. In this part of Texas and New Mexico a firm ( and I do mean firm! ) handshake is the mark of good character.
God bless you Eric Hill, God bless your young family, and God bless you Mark and Susan. You made this world better for having reared a fine christian young man. !!!
Jay

Samnorwood Volunteer Fire Department
Samnorwood, TX
Friday, January 17, 2020

Condolences and prays for family. Our thoughts are with you today.

Charlene Williams
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Condolences to the family as well as his fellow first responders. Thank your for your service, Rest In Peace.

Vicky Arguelles
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Prayers to both his families. His loved ones at home and his work family. May God give you all the strength to get through this difficult time.

Sandy SHEETS
Colorado City, TX
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Prayers for the Hill family. Nelda, Robert is now spending time with your grandson.

D’Jane Brown
Slaton, TX
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Our deepest condolences to your family. May God bless y’all with comfort and peace now and in the coming days! We thank Eric for his dedicated service and his family for their service by raising an outstanding young man with a servants heart and love for his fellow man and for supporting him as he went about his duties as a Lubbock firefighter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Debbie Wilborn
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

Leslie Horwood
Ropesville, TX
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Words cannot express the sadness I feel for your family. Thank you for your service! Your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judi Dooley
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

My heart goes out to you and your family, May the Lord and his angels surround you and your family during this difficult time. Thank you Young Man for your Service , so fly with the angels until we all meet again. God Bless You all..

David F. Hall
Georgetown, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

I did not know you, but I was from Midland and also lived in Canyon, Texas where I was a firefighter.
Rest in Peace brother, for you are in God's arms and God will take care of you.
Thank you for your service!

Anthony Dompe
Borger, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

My heart goes out to the entire family. May God hold you close and show you peace. God bless you all.

George and Cristina Castillo
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Our hearts ache, you are all our family and we love you. Eric will always be remember as a hero. May God grant you peace that surpasses all understanding.

Stacy Whorton
Meadow,
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

My heart breaks for yall I will miss his friendship and working with Eric there is a hole in our hearts. He will live on in our hearts as he ride the pastures in paradise.

Rose Castro
O'Donnell, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Our Condolences to the Families lifting Y'all in my Prayers 🙏

Karen McManus
Bowie, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mark and Family - Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers regarding your precious son. My heart breaks for you all. May God bless each of you with peace, comfort, and healing. Love to you all.

Karen McManus and family (Kathryn, Jerry, and Sharon)

Bob and Glenda Carter
Amarillo, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Our hearts are breaking for you as you go through this tragic loss of Eric. We pray for comfort and peace for you.

Linda Epperson
Colorado City, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

May God be with all that’s left behind, I pray he knew how appreciated firemen and all first responders are considered special. Thank you sir, Rest In Peace from friends in Colorado City!💔

Jimmy Sanchez
Hagerman, NM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mark our condolences to you and your family for the loss of your son.
We will keep all of you in our prayers God bless.

Mike Box Levelland
Levelland, TX
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

My prayers and thoughts are with you all today and the days to come. My deepest and heart felt sympathy.

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