David Lee Hill, 62, found home in Washington, laid to rest in Virginia

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David Lee Hill
David Lee Hill

David Lee Hill, 62, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 while visiting his mother in Virginia, after a two year battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Hill of Hampton, and his older brother, Everett Hill of North Carolina.

David graduated from Hampton High School in 1972 and completed an Associate’s Degree in Marine Science in 1975 from Thomas Nelson Community College. In 1976, he took a road trip to Seattle, WA with one of his best friends, Scott Buttles, and never returned to live in Virginia. David made Washington state his home for all of these years, working in the engineering and surveying industry as a professional surveyor, and ultimately worked at Concept Engineering, a small engineering/surveying company in Issaquah, WA. He loved to go camping with his family on the weekends at the Morrow family place and loved to golf and play the guitar.

David is survived by his wife of 26 years, Patty Morrow Hill, and his two beautiful daughters, Amy and Kelly Hill, all of Fall City, WA; his mother, Trudy Hill of Yorktown; his brother, Michael Hill (Gail) of California; and his nieces and nephews and many cousins from both the Hill family and the Routten family. He is also survived by his best lifelong friends, Jack Jones of Charles City, VA, Scott Buttles of Bellevue, WA, and Ed Ruthford of Edmonds, WA.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A Celebration of David’s life will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. A second memorial service will be held in Fall City, WA at a future date.

Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.