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Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services

627 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA

OBITUARY

Earl William Hill

October 7, 1965June 14, 2020

Earl W. Hill passed away on June 14, 2020 at his home at the age of 54. Earl is survived by his wife Amy of 33 years and their two sons Cameron and Shane and his brother Joey. Earl owned his own business, Old School Detailing, and many of his clients over the years became close life long friends. He was respected and adored by his friends for his friendliness and always available to help. He loved and adored his family and was very proud of the accomplishments of his sons. Earl was a self-taught talented musician, he played guitar, piano, and harmonica. He was in bands over the years as a lead singer and also produced and wrote his own music. Earl loved surfing and the ocean, where he will be laid to rest in a private ceremony. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Services

  • Reception

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Memories

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Robyn Stauffer

July 2, 2020

My husband and I adored Earl. We always looked forward to seeing him and having such great conversations with him when he washed our cars. They don't make them like Earl very often. He will be missed so much. But we know he is at peace and in a good place. Rest in peace my friend..

Matt Green

July 1, 2020

Earl was the best.

Every Sunday he would swing by and kick off our morning! His energy was boundless. So my first thoughts (Always) was how does this guy have so much energy?! This was probably his 10th car that morning and I could barely walk to grab a cup of coffee.

He was my motivator.

I would literally sit on my patio wall and talk with him the whole time he washed our cars, after I got my coffee, of course!

Earl could talk on any subject. He was so passionate about his family. I remember when I told him for the first time that my wife was pregnant and it was a boy!

Boy did we connect on kids.

For the next 2-3 years, that’s all we would talk about. His boys, his wife. The secrets to life, family and success.

I will share one thing, he told me....

“Read everyday to your son!”

He would say -because his boys were both brilliant and that was just one secret he would share of many.

He was one of those guys that had it all figured out. Life was easy to him. Like when you see a professional play in any sport, everything was seemed effortless to Earl.

I guess that’s why I would sit on that wall every Sunday. To hear some funny stories, to get focused for the week and to be passionate about what’s important in life.

We’ll miss you and our talks buddy.

Matt and Erin Green

Jim Moos

June 30, 2020

"Earl The Pearl", that's what I called him for the last 6 years when he would drive his truck up to detail the cars. He would shout back "Jimmy Z." Back in the day he used to drive us to and from the airports besides detailing our cars. That's when I learned what an accomplished piano player he was with no formal training. Of course he was the lead singer in his own band too. This guy was gifted. He could tell a story about his experiences or hobbies and make you laugh or almost cry. His greatest gift though was his family whom he loved and cherished. He was so proud of them. He was a genuine family guy who always asked about our family as well. He was always complimentary and supportive. Besides our conversations while he was taking care of our cars, we would text or email about high school/college sports, various colleges, jokes, topical news, Harley stories, surfing, cartoons...I felt very fortunate to have known and experienced Earl most weekends for the past 17+ years. I hope terrific family memories will help comfort Amy, Cameron and Shane at this time. I never realized how much he impacted my life. I miss him too.

Wick Zimmerman

June 29, 2020

Allison and I are so sad and shocked to learn of Earl's passing. We met Earl more than 10 years ago, and he detailed our cars ever since then, becoming a friend in the process. We always looked forward to Sunday mornings and catching up with Earl. He always greeted us with a big smile and often had a story to tell us from the events of the week.

Earl was a proud and devoted father and husband. He was so proud of his boys and would often share their accomplishments. Even after we started spending more time in Palm Springs we stayed in touch with Earl on a regular basis. Our last contact with him was on June 6, and yesterday we learned that he passed away eight days later. We are still in shock and saddened that such a great guy with so much to offer, and with such a wonderful family was taken too soon. We will miss you, Earl. Godspeed to Amy, Cameron, and Shane.

Allison & Wick

Steve & Lorre Bayer

June 29, 2020

To a very good and Patriotic man. We are in shock. We will both miss you making time to come out and clean our vehicles. We enjoyed some great conversation, and loved hearing about your sons. May you rest in forever peace in the home of our Lord and Savior.

Rob Allen

June 29, 2020

Earl is my friend, I’ve known him for about 15 yrs., He would come to our shop 2 or 3 times a week, and we would always talk about them darn Democrats. He would always talk about how proud he was of his boys. Then he would ask me how I was doing. Earl would call me brother, which made me feel special, even though he probably called everyone that. I’m gonna miss his smile and his laugh. Rest in peace, brother

Belinda Shepherd

June 28, 2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of Earl’s passing. Earl has been cleaning our cars for the last 7 years and had become such a good friend. His passion for family, country, surf and his work shined in every conversation. He was a kind, generous soul. May he Rest In Peace and in this time of sorrow may his family find comfort in memories and in the knowledge he was a great friend to so many people in our community.
The Shepherd Family

Carole Sidell

June 27, 2020

My condolences to the Hill family,
He will be missed by so many, not only for his service, but for his gift of gab.
He was so proud of his boys and looking forward to Cameron going off to college.
God has taken him too soon, I'm so sorry.
Carole Sidell 😢

Lisa Lang

June 26, 2020

Yesterday was Thursday. Thursdays were the days Earl came to detail our cars for the last 7ish years. We’ve really missed him these last two weeks. I will miss talking about punk rock, surfing and how proud he was of his sons. His love for his family was deep, and he was never shy about sharing that. I’m sorry we will miss his celebration this weekend. Peace, love and hugs to you all.
Lisa and Scott Lang

Denise Penizzotto

June 26, 2020

My love runs deep for you -Amy, Cameron and Shane for the loss of Earl, a wonderful husband and father - and brother-in-law to me for the 33 years he and Amy spent together. He is already greatly missed. His smile, laughter and bright eyes that shone with pride and love for his family will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace dear Earl.

FROM THE FAMILY