ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Grant Hill. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Tony Lee on November 15, 2021
I only met Grant on one occasion, but I was taken aback at the kindness he offered me and the friendly banter. As others have pointed out he was a gentle giant and I expect a terrific friend to those who knew him well. Grant you will be missed by many and your life will not be forgotten. I offer my deepest sympathies to the Hill family.
Posted by Brian Berry on November 12, 2021
I am very thankful to have known Grant when he was just a kid and watch him play baseball for a short time. He didn’t say much, but when he did it was worth pausing and listening. Watching he and his brother Brian play baseball in those earlier years with the baseball club was really a fun time. Grant was playing against older competition (which he loved!) and succeeding most moments when in the game. Grants love for competition was obvious, and his heart was on display. His effort and the desire to win attitude was there even in the early years. I have always felt lucky to have been able to watch both Grant and Brian play ball for a portion of their childhood but even more so that our paths crossed. My heart was broken to hear of Grant leaving us so young. I am glad that I will be able to share memories of Grant with Brad, Stacey, Brian and Hunter. Continued love, positive thoughts and prayers for each of you from the Berry family.
Posted by Mike Lee on November 10, 2021
Since I went to the other school that is not Alabama (Auburn), he never held that against me. :-)

Grant was always friendly and kind and always went out of his way to talk to me whenever we were at an event. He had a great passion for life and always looking to help others. Brad and Stacey always talked about all the great things Grant was doing. Going to miss the big guy. Rest in peace. Only time I will say this since this is going to hurt, Roll Tide Roll.
Posted by Nick Bernhardt on November 10, 2021
Two words come to mind when reading the stories about Grant Hill. Deep Admiration. My thoughts and prayers are dedicated to Grant and his Family.
Posted by Janet Stewart on November 9, 2021
I regret that I didn't know Grant. I met him briefly once. One thing is clear: He was loved by everyone who knew him and he touched many lives. His loved ones can have the assurance that even though his life on this Earth was short, he made it count. My prayers are with all of Grant's family and friends during this difficult time. May you have peace knowing that he left a legacy, that his life was one that made a difference.
Posted by Scott Shelton on November 9, 2021
Brad and I have been friends for many years. We worked together from almost the beginning of our careers. As we got older, our conversations were less about work and more about family. Our kids are close on age and we often updated each other on what was going on in their lives. One thing that was evident from these conversations was the love and pride that Brad had for each of his children. I had no doubt that each of them knew how much they were loved. Grant was often the subject of these conversations because he and my son played football against each other on several occasions. I loved hearing about his achievements on the football field and in track. I followed his career and admired how he handled all the success and the occasional setback. It was clear that Grant was an amazing young man. Seeing the love that he had for others and the career path he chose made it clear that he invested himself in others and their welfare. I have no doubt that he impacted many lives and that he was set up to impact many more. It was heartbreaking to hear about the accident. I cannot imagine the grief that the entire family is feeling. You are being lifted up in prayer many times each day. I hope that God’s peace finds each of you.
Posted by Scott Harford on November 8, 2021
Having met Grant only once, I can say all there is for me to draw from would be a first impression. Tall, young and strong physically but personable and kind on the inside. Those that have children ache from the heart for Brad, Stacey and the family, but we can rejoice in knowing Grant is now face to face with his Lord and Savior Jesus. Knowing this that "we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed” is more important now than ever as we wait for the trumpet to sound. May The God of all peace bring comfort to the Hill family and the Harford's will continue to pray for peace in the days ahead.
Posted by Joe Crowhurst on November 8, 2021
Grant was a kind, genteel man and treated new friends like old. We pray mercy and peace for the Hill family. 
The Crowhursts

"fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10
Posted by Nicholas Brown on November 8, 2021
In my honest opinion, you couldn’t meet or make a more genuine friend than Grant Hill. He was so loving and supportive, it is almost indescribable. That support and love that we all got to experience should be cherished forever..

I remember when we went to see “Straight Outta Compton” at The Cobb in Tuscaloosa and it is one of many memories that I will hold dear to my heart forever. All the games we watched, video games we played, and conversations we had will never fade away.

Out of the ton of memories I have with Grant and his family, watching Kobe Bryant’s last game at his apartment was my favorite. What seemed to be a normal day has since become a moment in time that I will never forget.

I have so much to share, but now I just want him to know that he is loved and will never be forgotten. We love you Grant Sanders Hill, forever and always, your buddy, Nicholas Brown.

Please continue praying for the Hill family and others in mourning. Thank you!


Posted by Brandy Corbett on November 8, 2021
I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss. Many prayers for Grant's friends and family to find comfort and healing through happy memories.
Posted by Daniel Lowery on November 8, 2021
Obituary

It is with deep sadness we announce that Grant Sanders Hill has not survived a family hunting accident and went home to be with the Lord. Grant Hill was born January 29, 1995, to Bradley Dean and Stacey Sanders Hill, and was a life-long resident of Huntsville, Alabama. He grew up in Blossomwood where he attended Huntsville Middle and Huntsville High School.

Grant is survived by his parents; brothers, Brian Claude Hill (Leigh Ann) of Pittsburg, IL, and Hunter Dean Hill (fiancé, Bailey Marie Simmons) of Huntsville; grandparents, Gene Wendall and Elizabeth Jane Sanders of Huntsville, and Harold Dean and Phyllis Ann Hill of Marion, IL; nephews/nieces, Claire Ann Hill and Luke William Hill of Pittsburg, IL; uncle, Donald Gene (Terra Lynn) Hill of Creal Springs, IL; cousins, Lauren Nicole Hill, Eli Cayd Hill and Raziel Greyson Hill of Creal Springs IL, and Kyle Frye of Indianapolis, Indiana; uncle, Jeffrey Lee (Erica Ann) Sanders of Ft. Walton, FL; cousin, Ashley Sanders (Nathan) Howell of La Vergne, TN; cousins, Clay Marshall Sanders and Brooke Elizabeth Sanders of Ft. Walton, FL; great-great aunt, Mary Elizabeth Wallace; great-aunt, Janice Harris Sanders, great-aunt, Brenda Wall (Larry) of Marion, IL; great-uncle, Robert (Mary Ann) Bush of Marion IL, great-uncle, Danny (Jeannie) Bush of Marion IL; and many loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Paul and Vinnie Bush and Claude and Geneva Hill of Marion IL, and John and Alane Sanders of Huntsville, great-great-uncles, Roy Wallace and Ronald Lee Sanders, and cousin, Katelyn Krumery.

Football Career: Grant attended Huntsville High School from 2010-2013 where he was a consensus ESPN, USA TODAY, 24/7, and RIVALS High School Football All-American and twice Alabama All-State Football player. He played in the 2013 Under Armor All-American Football game where he was awarded best offensive lineman. He was recognized by Alabama.com as the All-Decade Alabama High School Football Team. Grant played football offensive line at the University of Alabama from 2013-2015 where he received awards for most improved offensive lineman and received ESPN Pre-Season All-American, and SEC Championship awards. Grant was a technician at his trade and his was the best when he competed at all levels of athletics, always giving credit to those who played around him.

Track and Field Career: Grant was ranked in both the world and nationally as a Track and Field Discus Thrower, setting national records in both USATF, AAU, and multiple age class records. He still owns the Alabama All-Time Discus Record of 203-7 feet established in 2013 when he was Gatorade Alabama Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Grant was a USMILESPLIT and ELITE YOUTH Track and Field All-American for six years.

Academics: Grant was extremely bright and excelled at academics, attaining close to a 4.0 GPA on his graduate college degree. He published several Psychology graduate program research papers on counseling and response therapy for young adults.

Family Life: A gentle giant, standing 6 feet 7 inches, his love for others, compassion for those athletes struggling with mental illness, and willingness to always put himself last was one of a kind. He loved the Lord Jesus Chris with all his heart and used the Bible as a guide of truth. Grant always put himself last and never understood the athletics accolades received during his football and track and field career. He turned down multiple invitations to USATF Olympics Training, IAAF Championships, and Pan American Games to focus on family and his dream of establishing a young adult and athletics counseling center.

Grant had a passion for the outdoors, spending many trips with family at hunting/fishing retreats in Illinois and Arkansas. His favorite activities included cooking (especially BBQ), duck and deer hunting, playing guitar, extensive gun collections, and spending time in the mountains in cold weather. Grant Hill passed doing what he loved best, spending time with his family and being a servant to those around him during outdoor expeditions. He always started a meal with a prayer and always said “I Love You” to those keeping close company with him.

Vision: Grant graduated from University of Alabama in 2021 with a Masters’ Degree in Psychology. He was working toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a dream of establishing a counseling center to help gave his testimony to young adults and athletes struggling with depression, addiction, or trauma. His vision and conviction for the counseling center was to provide healing, purpose, and peace for others. His greatest compassion was to help athletes competing at the highest levels, be provided a direction in their lives after a sports career.

Young Adult and Athletic Counseling Center: We are committed to Grant’s dream of a Young Adult and Athletic Counseling Center to help those struggling with mental health and giving purpose to their lives. Grant will be sadly missed by his family, to know him was to love him, he impacted many people, and his legacy and dreams will live on through the Hill Family Foundation. Memorial Funds can be contributed at visitation and a Grant Hill Memorial Fund website page will be established to provide online contributions.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. service on Sunday, November 14 at Willowbrook Baptist Church, 7625 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35802.

Memorials may be made to the “Hill Family Foundation Benefitting the Grant Hill Memorial Fund”, PO BOX 2891, Huntsville, AL 35804.
Posted by stacey cummings on November 7, 2021
I think he knew at least 1000 cheesy jokes that always made me laugh. He had a heart of love and sunshine that radiated when he was the happiest.  A giant soul of goodness, kindness and selflessness was who Grant was. I will always miss and remember him.
Posted by DJ Hubbard on November 6, 2021
I honestly not sure what to say, Grant was my god brother and a world without him is a dim one. His smile could light up a room, and he always made sure no one felt left out, especially me when I was a kid.
I’ll never forget the day I found out he was signing with Alabama, I told any and everyone that would listen about the accomplishments of my god brother.
He was the gentlest of giants, and the world will miss his soul, energy and wonderful smile
Posted by Daniel Lowery on November 6, 2021
Grant was a gentle giant among men. He will be missed greatly!! All the thoughts and prayers from the Lowery household will be for the healing of the Hill family.

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Posted by Tony Lee on November 15, 2021
I only met Grant on one occasion, but I was taken aback at the kindness he offered me and the friendly banter. As others have pointed out he was a gentle giant and I expect a terrific friend to those who knew him well. Grant you will be missed by many and your life will not be forgotten. I offer my deepest sympathies to the Hill family.
Posted by Brian Berry on November 12, 2021
I am very thankful to have known Grant when he was just a kid and watch him play baseball for a short time. He didn’t say much, but when he did it was worth pausing and listening. Watching he and his brother Brian play baseball in those earlier years with the baseball club was really a fun time. Grant was playing against older competition (which he loved!) and succeeding most moments when in the game. Grants love for competition was obvious, and his heart was on display. His effort and the desire to win attitude was there even in the early years. I have always felt lucky to have been able to watch both Grant and Brian play ball for a portion of their childhood but even more so that our paths crossed. My heart was broken to hear of Grant leaving us so young. I am glad that I will be able to share memories of Grant with Brad, Stacey, Brian and Hunter. Continued love, positive thoughts and prayers for each of you from the Berry family.
Posted by Mike Lee on November 10, 2021
Since I went to the other school that is not Alabama (Auburn), he never held that against me. :-)

Grant was always friendly and kind and always went out of his way to talk to me whenever we were at an event. He had a great passion for life and always looking to help others. Brad and Stacey always talked about all the great things Grant was doing. Going to miss the big guy. Rest in peace. Only time I will say this since this is going to hurt, Roll Tide Roll.
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Shared by Bailey Simmons on November 6, 2021
Grant was one of the most kind hearted people I’ve ever met. He was a gentle giant. There are several stories I could share. Grant and I became close friends over the last few years, and I am forever humbled. From drinking margaritas, enjoying extremely strong coffee that no one else wants to drink, 4am phone calls to making a massive pot of Mac and cheese (5lbs of cheese), and laughing over the dumbest jokes. Grant, Hunter, and I were the “3 amigos”. We did several things, if not all things, together. One of my favorite things about him was his genuine selfless love for others, and how he was so unapologetically himself. One of the funniest things to me is small condiments, like mini Tabasco sauces. G would pull out the mini sauce and put it on the table and would wait for me to notice it and giggle. He surprised me with a set of mini sauces after church one day. Another favorite thing about G was that we both work out early in the morning. Each Monday we would send a “WOO” message to our group chat, including Stacey Hill. Many knew him from his athletic achievements in football, but he also threw 203’ in the discus in high school, which is incredible. One of the things that people may not know is that yes he is a mans man, complete with the muscle, long duck dynasty beard, tall, tough persona...but he loves his kitty, Allie. He would often take her with him when visiting his Tuscaloosa apartment (he had to wear headphones because she would meow the whole time). 

The thing that gives me the most peace and comfort with his passing is that Grant had a thirst for Christ. I know this is a very tragic and devastating time for all of us. This is not a goodbye, but a see you later. I love you G money, I am proud to call you my “big brother” and best friend. I joke and say that G is smoking some ribs for Jesus right now. See you soon.

The "highest" point of my career

Shared by Denise Miller on November 6, 2021
I met Grant several years ago when his dad brought him in for a haircut. At 4 foot 10 myself, I was flabbergasted! How am I supposed to cut the hair of a man who is taller than I am while sitting down!? Grant's sweet and compassionate nature was immediately apparent. With a shy grin he slid down in his chair so I could reach him. Since then, I have looked forward to his sporadic visits to the salon. Not only did I enjoy helping him grow out his wonderful mane of hair and his truly godly beard, but I loved every minute of our conversations. Grant was indeed a gentle giant. But his brawn had a wonderful brain driving him. I was so proud of him when he graduated college and I applauded his initial career choice in counseling. When he told me that he had enrolled in a doctorate program I was over the moon happy for him. I loved hearing his views on current events as well as his opinions on local news, favorite music, and new movies. I wish I had been brave enough to tell him how much I had come to care about him, not just as a client but as a person. He was a wonderful man and I feel truly blessed to have known him. He will be forever missed by me, his family, and everyone whose lives he touched. God bless you and keep you, Grant ♡