A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. for Paul D. Hill on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Lawton, Oklahoma, with full military honors.
Visitation with the family will be held one hour before Paul’s Celebration of Life Service.
Paul passed peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.
Paul was born on Sept. 24, 1952, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Naomi Sarah Clark Randall and Edwin Doyle Hill. Much credit is due to his very special grandmother, Georgia Jennings Clark, who’s endless love forever guided his life.
Paul attended Lincoln Elementary from the first through sixth grades. He attended Cache Public Schools from the seventh through eleventh grade as part of what would be the Class of 1971, and graduated from Lawton High School in 1971.
After high school, Paul joined the Navy and served from 1971-1981. He completed A-School in Jacksonville, Florida, and became an Avionics Electrician’s Mate. After AE School he was attached to the F4 Phantom Squadron (VF51 Screaming Eagles) at NAS Miramar in San Diego, who was then attached to the USS Corral Sea near the end of the Vietnam War and he also served aboard the USS Midway. Paul loved carrier life as a PO1 Avionics Tech. He proudly served his country. During his time in the Navy he enjoyed visiting other countries, especially the Philippines.
After the Navy, Paul moved to Colorado Spring where he worked for Rhome Corporation/IBM and started a business called The Computer Farm. Paul continued his computer programming when he took it on the road, driving for Crete Carrier Corporation.
He retired in 2004 after illness became ever-present in his life, but he continued setting computers up, designing websites and worked on various projects on the side. Paul became an Amateur Radio Operator in 2013 and loved how new friendships developed the world over. His call sign was KF5WKL.
In 1980, Paul married Linda Gail Perciful and to this union two beautiful children, Emily and Daniel, were born. They were his pride and joy. In October 2002, he married Susan Simmons Pollock and moved back to Cache after being gone from the area for over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of the home, daughter, Emily Maker (Michelle), son, Daniel Hill, step-son, Chad Pollock (Janna); seven grandchildren, Allison Maker, Logan Pollock, Hudson Karl, Isabella Pollock, Truett Peter, AJ Peter, and Annabelle Peter; two brothers, John Randall (Lucy) and Jerry Randall, and one sister, Janet Randall. Sister and Brother-in-Laws, Rhonda Mahaffey (Rick), Rickey Simmons (JoLynn), and Todd Simmons (Kate); almost like a brother from another mother, Larry Cowan and Wes Blanton, nieces Tathena Shaw, Danielle Randal, Ellie Simmons, and nephew, Mathew Randall. He leaves behind to mourn his passing, his beloved dog Numi. Also, cousins who are almost like siblings, Judy Hamilton and Gary Fields (Karen), and many special friends and family that have been beside him through thick and thin from Cache to Lawton to Yukon, Oklahoma, to California, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Arizona, and Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, father, and mother.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cache Volunteer Fire Department (608 S. 8th St, Cache 73527), Aspire Hospice of Lawton (6217 W Gore Blvd, Lawton 73505), Leah M. Fitch Cancer Center of Southwest Oklahoma (104 NW 31, Lawton 73505), or a charity of your choice.
A special thank you to Kenney Sue Olsen, PRC, Janice, Adult Care II, and Dr. Allen at the Lawton Indian Hospital, Dr. Daniel Morgan, CCMH, Dr. Najera and the nurses and staff of Leah M. Fitch Cancer Center of Southwest Oklahoma, and the Aspire Hospice nurses, staff, and doctor, especially Amanda and Amelia. This journey would have been much harder without you by his side.