OBITUARY

James David Hill

January 15, 1964July 1, 2018
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James (Jim) David Hill passed away on July 1st, 2018 in his home. Jim is survived by his three sons, Nicholas, Robert, and James, daughter, Christina as well as the mother of the children, Rebecca. He is also be survived by his mother, Gwen, sister, Lisa, and brother, Mike. Jim will be forever remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Jim was predeceased by his father, Robert.

JIm was born in El Campo, Texas, and grew up in Memphis, Rockport, and Katy. He graduated from Taylor High School in Katy, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, class of ‘87. He worked in the Oil and Gas, and Chemical industries mainly in Houston, as well as on assignments in New Mexico, California, Italy, and Louisiana.

He actively participated in many of his children’s activities including baseball, hockey, and football, and was a leader for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy and Texas Aggie fan, and an enthusiastic collector of their memorabilia. Jim was a creative storyteller. For many of his friends and family his memory will live on through the stories he shared during his too few trips around El Sol.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

James David Hill

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Barry Peters

July 17, 2018

Just learned of Jim's passing and it saddens me greatly. He worked for me at Brown & Root back in the '90's and we maintained our friendship over the years. A great family man, and a fanatical Dallas Cowboys fan ... I'll miss him. Condolences to the family.

Larry Patterson

July 9, 2018

The pics are great but unfortunately lacking a little. Where is Big Jim the Tree Limb with the long FEATHER black hair and his T-Top Firebird ??? Boys we need to find some pics of the prettiest Jim.

Stories the little ones can hear:
So I might have liked to mess with jim and bubzee for that matter. I would shoot water through my teeth and generally from a direction that would cause the big goofs to wonder “where is this water coming from”. Okay they all have college degrees so they would figure it out and chase me around the table and I would jump out the back door and run home hoping he would forget.
Jim never did. About 20 years later I was at Johnny’s and we are going to a football game. So I am in the shower just getting into town and he sneaks in the bathroom and then screams and dumps a bucket of ice water on me. Something about me spitting on him. I never spit...it was water and I was simply using my mouth to facilitate the transfer. He wasn’t buying.

Love you Big Jim.
More stories to come.

Matthew Jenney

July 9, 2018

I met Jim when he worked at Dow what a fantastic person always positive and fun to hang with. Jim was our coach of the Dow softball team named the Holes. I remember when Jim slide into home plate and tore up his shoulder. The following week Jim told us what his doctor said. Jim you are to old to slide or just to old to play softball you decide, the following season Jimbo was back out on the field. You will be truly missed.

Tara Hunt

July 9, 2018

It was a pleasure working with Jim. I'm so sorry for your loss and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim was always someone with great detail and had a thirst for success. We would look to him for his knowledge and expertise. He always wanted to share his experience with various projects. Jim would always bring it back to mention his kids to us and how proud he was of them. We don't always get to hear those stories but you could tell he had so much pride for the boys.

Pamela Hutchins

July 8, 2018

I remember Jimmy as that playful little brother of one of my best friends, Lisa, his sister. In high school he was always wanting to be in the middle of what our older group was doing. He always had a smile on his face and oh how he loved hockey. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

Kevin Essner

July 8, 2018

Jimbo was a fantastic friend, mentor and father. I had the pleasure of working with Jim for a number of years and in different roles. He has been my peer, my mentor and worked for me. He acted the exact same in all roles. Jim was Jim. He talked about his family first, told a couple funny and likely dirty jokes and then we got to work. He taught me about stepping up and getting involved with my kids, he scooped ice cream at my daughters birthday party, broke the scoop, made a mess and it’s one of my greatest birthday memories. Jim didn’t just always have a smile on his face, he made sure everyone he was with had a smile too. He told me he loved me. Not an easy thing for guys to do. He loved a lot and a lot of us loved him back.

Teri Schweiss

July 7, 2018

Jim was such a loving father. He doted on his children and they loved him. I don't think I ever saw Jim without a big smile on his face. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family. The family pictures are priceless--so many amazing memories made together. I hope his children know he will still be there in spirit for every moment of their lives.

Clayton Hay

July 7, 2018

I know Jim from Boy Scouts. He was always upbeat and happy. He had a great sense of humor and fun to be with. He was just down right humorous and made outings more fun to go on. I will miss him and look forward to seeing him again in the future.

Saleh Albuainain

July 6, 2018

My deep condolences to Jim’s family , he was a great man to know and work with .

Cheryl McDonald

July 6, 2018

My most heartfelt condolences to Jim's family and especially to his sons. I had several occasions to sit and talk with Jim and it never took long for the conversation to evolve to the subject of his boys. He was so proud. I pray for peace for those left behind.