Raymond Eugene Hill

October 7, 1942July 5, 2018

Raymond Eugene Hill-

Of Jackson, Michigan was 75 years old when he passed away on July 5th, 2018. He was born October 7th, 1942 and grew up in Greentown, IN. His parents were Robert E. and June E. (Brown) Hill, both deceased. He was a standout quarterback in high school and an academic All-Star throughout college where he completed all three of his degrees at Purdue University. Throughout his working career he was a successful professor in the business schools at both University of Michigan as well as Eastern Michigan University where he was department head and Professor Emeritus. Ray enjoyed horses, guns, golf, and his family, especially his two grandsons. He is survived by his brother Dr. Lindan B. Hill, sisters Mrs. Roberta J. Matchette, Dr. Lucinda B. Coulter, Mrs. Heather C. White and their families. His son Brandon E., wife Jessica, and grandsons Davis P. and Quinton J. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 1:00pm at Maple Grove Cemetery Mason MI., with visitation from 12:30pm until time of service. Memorial contributions can be made in Raymond's name to The American Red Cross and the National Rifle Association.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Raymond Eugene Hill

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Deborah Ettington

January 25, 2019

I am sorry to learn of Dr. Hill's death through a recent EMU alumni publication. Ray was a mentor for me when I was a doctoral student at UM and he hired me at EMU for my first academic job. I worked with him at EMU on a career development course that helped direct me toward research into career issues for my dissertation. He was generous with his time, encouraging, and always pleasant to work with from my student days through our time as faculty colleagues at EMU. I left EMU in 2005 and lost touch with Ray, but heard that he was enjoying retirement. In addition to his professional mentoring, I appreciated that Ray always asked about my daughter. (He remembered her name was Raebekah because we named her after my father Raymond!) I also remember with a smile the time he had a new saddle delivered to his office- not a common academic sight. Ray's support was significant in my attaining and enjoying an academic career and for that I am most grateful and will always remember him fondly. My sympathies go out to his family on losing him too soon. May it help to know that his influence was widely felt and appreciated.

Gordon Runyon jr

July 10, 2018

Condolences to the family, i have know Ray about 5 years, he was always talking about his son and how good he had become in his job he was very proud of Brandon, Ray loved horses he'd come here to the farm tell me storys of his cutting days on horses.
We went and got his new horse pespi last april and Ray said pepsi is a great horse dose everything, Ray even talked about me showing Pepsi in the cow horse class as this is what he showed in he loved pepsi said this horse will go far.
Ray talked about his family alot brothers sisters, and grandchildren he was a guy everyone like Ray you will be missed truly.

Lois Wilson

July 9, 2018

My sympathies to the family of Ray. He was a quiet man who would stop in the parking lot at Fayette Arms when he saw me or any of his neighbors. He will be missed.