John Gregory Hill
  • Place of birth:
    Texas, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 10, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Texas, United States
We are all better people for having known John.

This is a place to remember and share stories about John Gregory Hill, who passed away on June 10, 2013 after a long battle, who always focused on making others happy, even to the very end.

There is no one else like John on this earth, and I'm sure we all wish we could still hear his voice, and spend many more afternoon in his company. To say that we miss him doesn't do the feeling justice. As I remember how generous he was, it strikes me that he would have even stayed with us despite suffering, if he had the choice, just to keep us from feeling the sadness we all feel now. He would (and often did), give his family and friends everything he had, anything they needed. This time, it wasn't his to give.

All are welcome to share photos and stories here, as we remember just how fortunate we were to have known him, and as we celebrate his life together.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Phyllis Hinton on 6th August 2014

"Hard to believe it's been more than a year. I still wish I could pick up the phone and call him. His sense of humor was like no other, and I miss him today. -- Shonna McNasby (cousin)"

This tribute was added by Sandra Hinton on 25th July 2013

"John by law was my stepbrother a title I grew to hate because he was more like a real brother than I ever knew. God brought us together with the perfect timing he always has. I was having a hard time in life and really needed someone to believe in me and to be my friend, John was the gold at the end of the rainbow. He will always live in my heart."

This tribute was added by Sue Smithey on 13th July 2013

"John was a man the minute you met him you automaticly loved him. His HEARTwas as big as Tex. no bigger. He touched so many people and made you a better person for knowing him. John, I will always love you and miss you forever.With all your suffering yVE YOUou managed to smile and made people feel good about themselves. LOVE YOU"

This tribute was added by Phyllis Hinton on 18th June 2013

"I will always love you my dearest son! Part of my heart is gone. You were so brave & strong throughout all your suffering. You had the most loving heart and it still beats within all your many friends. You lifted up broken spirits and taught them how to fly with pride and caring. How can I live without you my precious one? I know you would not want me to be sad but I am broken without you."

This tribute was added by Doreen Schley on 18th June 2013

""Thank you Greg for making the world a better place and all your help to so many, especially Davey. I know you and Davey are helping God in heaven keeping the place in tip top shape.  You are probably being greeters to all who are arriving daily.  You are missed and always will be loved.""

This tribute was added by amy henshaw on 16th June 2013

"His family called him John and his friends called him Greg. I met
Greg 21 years ago at a salon where we worked. He put his hand out to me and tucked me under his wing and there I have stayed for the past 21 years. Greg was my best friends. He called us BFF'S. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER. We shared so many good times and so many laughs. I love you Greg"

This tribute was added by DONNA WOOD on 14th June 2013

"John was not only my nephew but my friend,who can never be replaced. I thank God for all the lives he touched and made better. He was truly a gentle loving man. There are many lives that he touched that will never be the same without him including my own. I loved him so much. John suffered so long just so people he loved wont be sad when he left us."

This tribute was added by Dave McNasby on 13th June 2013

"I only met John once, but that's all it took for me to appreciate what a truly unique and special person he was. I was totally inspired by how authentic and genuinely caring he was, and how he lived his life always seeming to put others before himself. His character and good heart will remain an example for me in my own life. I feel very lucky to have met John."

This tribute was added by Anita Spedale on 12th June 2013

"John was born being an old wise sage of a guy. He had a way about him that always looked on the underdog viewpoint and was a friend to lots of folks. He had such a capacity for making others feel good and sometimes it was at times he was hurting so much himself. I best remember him sitting in the front pew at church. Love you always"

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