I was on the dummy team for 2 years trying to make the football team back in 1968 and 69 and coach hill respected me for my efforts and that was enough to make me respect myself regardless if I ever made the team or not . god bless his soul
I miss you daddy. I love you daddy
YOU WERE A MAN AMONG MEN WHO HELPED SO SO SO SO MANY PEOPLE. THANK YOU COACH
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
To the Hill family and friends, may the God of comfort watch over and strengthen you all as you grieve for Harlon. My prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to you all.
-S.Scott, Tucker, GA
My condolences to the Hill family. May memories of times spent with Harlon warm your hearts. Lean on God for comfort and the hope he gives of seeing our passed loved ones again.
As a bear fan big time my blessings go out to his family and friends.
To the Harlon Hill Family:
We just learned about the passing of Harlon and was so sorry to hear it. If we had known we would have come for the service. The entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Faye Tanner and family
I send condolences and prayers for the hill family. As the days pass I pray that you will allow Godsword to comfort you.
To all the Hill family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Coach Hill was a soft spoken man, but a true hero to so many of us. He was someone we knew cared for his students and cared about people. We will never forget his influence in our lives.
To the the family of Harlon Hill , I am so sorry to read about your recent loss, I hope that your family can find some kinda at comfort Philemon 15, in your time of grief.
Jackie I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Debbie Collier
Celebrate a life well lived and cherish all your precious memories! Praying God will wrap his loving arms around your family and provide comfort and strength to each of you.
Sarah White, Dennis White and Pennie Faulk
jerry so sorry to hear of your dad.we will pray for you and your family. tim fleming class of 77 lexington
I offer my sincere condolences. Take comfort in knowing that God cares for you and invites you to look to him for comfort. (1 Peter 5:6,7)
Harlon Hill is forevermore Known for his
NFL Players of All-Time
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The bible can comfort at john 3:16
In memory of Harlon,
It is not darkness you are going to, for God is Light. It is not lonely, for Christ is with you. It is not an unknown country, for Christ is there.
Dear Family of Harlon Hill,
Harold and I want to express our deepest sympathy in your loss. Harlon was a man of many talents, but the one we remember and appreciate the most is how good he was to our children when he was the principal of Brooks. Our Killen community won't be the same without Harlon Hill. May God bless each member of his family and give you comfort and peace.
In sympathy and friendship,
Harold and Barbara Walton
Please accept our sincere sympathy to the family. We remember with fondness both of your parents.
Our kindess regards,
Manson and Wyna Behel
My heart and prayers go out to each of you as you mourn the passing of Coach Hill. I worked with him for many years and I greatly respected his work with the staff and students at Brooks High. I know that he had a profound effect on the lives of my older children. Love, Brenda Grisham Krieger.
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.He was a great man everyone respected and will be missed but never forgotten. I remember him standing half court in the gym shooting basketball making ever shoot.It was amazing to watch!Everyone loved Coach Hill!!
Thoughts & prayers for Coach Hill's family. He was a great man that we all looked up to.
Amy McGee Rickard Class of '87 BHS
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
So much respect for Coach Hill. Praying for the Hill family. Class of '92
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Looking at this picture of Harlon Hill is like looking at his son, Coach Jerry Hill. Harlon Hill was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hill Family!!
I still remember our first football team at Brooks, before one of our first games with Coach Redding, Coach Hill came in for a pep talk - the first of many inspiring and motivating things he did for our school and teams - "give'em hell boys".
Later, after graduation, I did the filming for the team. One of those late fall games, started warm, but then a cold front moved in. I was shivering on top of the field house, Coach Hill noticed and came up and gave me his jacket - just an example of his giving spirit. I'm so thankful I was able to get to know him. His influence will continue to be felt for years to come. Rest easy Coach.
You will be miss Harlon Hill
I'll always remember Coach Hill telling me some stories about his weekends in Chicago when he was playing there,.. That I will never forget ! Our Prayers are will the Hill Family. God Bless.
Please know that the God of all comfort is with your family and will help you to endure the temporary loss of your loved one. (Romans 15:5)
Blessings to you all...we loved both your parents! He and your mama are together again and no doubt he and George "Goober" are having a great time, also. May the good memories help erase your pain.
God Bless You All.
Johnny and Donna Bourn Phillips - Brooks High Class of 1973
Coach Hill was an outstanding coach and teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Brooks High School, class of 72
To all the family, we are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our prayers. Coach Hill meant so much to us, we each have our own memories of him and how he affected us personally. One thing we have in common though is that he made a great impact on our lives while we were blessed to have been at Brooks while he was there. No one could or can ever replace him. Love you all so much. ~In Christ~
When I come to the end of my journey, And travel my last weary mile, Just forget if you can, that I ever frowened, And only remember the smile. Remember I have fought some battles,and won,ere the close of the day.Then forget to grieve for my going, I would not have you sad for a day. But in the summer just gather some flowers, and remember the place I lay. Come in the shade of evening when the sun paints the sky in the west.Stand for a few moments beside me and remember only my best. Yall are in our hearts and prayers. The Blacks, Brenda,Shannon,Chanc,Chara,and Revel Jr.
Great man and a great family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thanks for the memories coach.
Coach Hill surprised many of us many times with how good he was, in every sense of the word. He was a good man who did good work, and he deserves good rest now. But he will be missed here.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE HILL FAMILY
Gwen, so sorry for your lost. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Coach Hill was an outstanding man who cared about people. I have spent 25 years in education and have come to appreciate what an outstanding principal he was. He leaves an indelible mark on Brooks High School and the community. He will be greatly missed.
You had such a huge impact on the shoals area and the University of North Alabama.You will never be forgotten. Thak you for everyhting.
Harlon Hill was such a dear friend of my Dad, LL Whitten. Men like these are such a treasure we all can learn from. Dad misses him already but they can be together one day again as they enter into the Biggest" game yet with our wonderful Savior. :)
I will never forget Coach Hill roaming the halls at Brooks High School. An imposing figure but kind and fair. He shaped so many lives. I am very saddened by the loss of this great man. My deepest sympathy to the Hill family. RIP Coach. -Suzette Tidwell Allen BHS Class of 88
All my sympathy to Mr. Hill's family. I met him when he was the principal at Brooks Hugh School in the 1990's. He was very soft spoken and was a great help with a bad situation. He was a source of comfort at a very sad time. I hear nothing but praise for this wonderful man. It was an honor to know him.
Great man, great loss. He left us an example to follow worthy of our calling.
Coach Hill will be deeply missed and was such a highly respected and shining example of a Christian, I wish schools today had more leaders like Harlon, my deepest sympathies to the family.
Thinking of your family and wishing you the peace and comfort of fond memories.
So sorry for your loss. He was a great man and excellent example of what a principal should be. Some of us were lucky enough to have him as a principal and as a friend. All if you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am very saddened by the loss of Coach Hill. I will always remember his imposing figure roaming the halls of Brooks High School. He was tough yet kind and fair. He will forever be remembered. My deepest condolences to the Hill family.
-Suzette Tidwell Allen BHS class of 1988
My deepest sympathy to all the family.May God be with you and comfort you.Keep all the good memories.. Dot Phillips
Watched him in Chicago more than 50 years ago. Sure hands and great speed. He was an absolute delight to watch
Dear Hill Family,
We are sorry to hear about your loss. Just remember that God is the "Hearer of prayer" and if we ask for strength to go from one day to the next, he will give it to us.
So sorry for the loss to the Hill family. I grew up knowing his mom and Dad and all the family. He will be missed by all but left lots of good memories. God bless all of you
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD COMFORT AND STRENGTHEN YOU ALL AT THIS TIME OF SORROW.
BIRDIE HARRISON, NANCY JOHNSON AND OLEN REED JOHNSON
Thanks for being such a wonderful friend to my Daddy and to our entire family. We love you all very much and will be praying for you during this time of grief.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Coach Hill was instrumental in the lifes he touched. God Bless and God's Speed.
May you all take comfort that he was a Christian and that God promises eternal life to those who obey his word. Harlan was a good man. He was a great football player. I know he had many health pronlems throughout these last years. May God bless your family in your time of sorrow. My thoughts are with you all. In Christian love,
Mr.Hill you deserved better.Rest in Peace.
Mr Hill was a great teacher,coach,principal and a very nice and caring man.My Prayers go out to his family.
I was 11 & attending my 1st NFL game, it was Nov. 25, 1956 & the Bears vs. my Giants... Mr. Hill scored two 4th quarter TDs & the game ended in a 17-17 tie...
I was heartbroken but still admired and respected him, he was a great player... May he R.I.P. and may God Bless his family & friends...
WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE HILL FAMILY. HARLON HILL WAS ALWAYS AN EXCITING PLAYER TO WATCH AND COULD TURN A GAME AROUND IN A FLASH. R.I.P.
With deepest sympathy to the Hill family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
May you draw close to God at this difficult time.
The LCHS Class of 1950 sends our sincere sympathy to the heirs of Harlon. He was our classmate that made a great name for himself on the football field, and we were all pleased with his accomplishments. We will continue to remember the family in our thoughts and prayers.
Kenneth W. Wear, Sr.
1950 LCHS Class President
Romans. 6:23 for the wages sin pays is death but the gift God gives is everlasting live by Christ Jesus our Lord.
My condolences to the family. Fill your hart with all the wonderful memories and great times. Your Dad, Coach Hill was a good man. I cherish the memories of playing ball under his leadership. Class of 81. Prayers to each of you.
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
I just found this on the Florence Times while I check the list as I do everyday for people I once knew. I know it is only natural that we pass on eventually, but such a shock to see someone here that you knew and went to school with. Harlon was always a gentle giant. Somehow I think of Harlon as living forever. God Bless all of his family and friends at this loss....
Sincere condolences to the family. May you find solace in the God of all comfort, and because He is also the Hearer of Prayer, He invites people of all flesh to come to Him in prayer.Ps. 65:2
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
I was saddened when I read of the death of your love one in the internet newspaper. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolence at this most challenging time and know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time of loss.
When I read of the death of your loved one I felt compelled to send a letter of encouragement to you.
Many bereaved ones have found that talking can be a helpful release. So talking about your feelings to a trusted friend can bring a measure of relief. “Talking helped to ease the pain. You too may find that putting your feelings into words and sharing them with a sympathetic listener will make it easier to deal with them.
Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 says: “As for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all . . . There is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol [the grave], the place to which you are going.”
Our love, sympathy, and prayers are with all in your family at the loss of Harlon.
With deepest sympathy to family and friends and may you find comfort in Gods inspired word the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16).
Offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time, I'm so very sorry for your loss, death is something we are never prepared for, but please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more. For God has promised.
May God continue to be with the family...God provides comfort through his word the bible
I can remember Harlan Hill as a great football player. I was but 8. He was one of the greats and an inspiration to thousands! He will be remembered for his giving spirit. Sad when I read of his passing.
Harlon Hill's productivity and impact on the game during the first three seasons of his career are among the most impressive in football history, regardless of era or position. Among young wide receivers, Randy Moss is the only player in history to have come close to approaching Hill's statistics for average yards per game and touchdowns over his first 36 games (he played in an era with only 12 games per season). Had injuries not dramatically disrupted the record-breaking trajectory of his career, Hill would have undoubtedly been in the conversation as one of the greatest receivers of all time.
TO THE FAMILY...PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS...GOD BLESS...THE FAMILY OF WAYLAND HILL
I'm a 69 yr old Bear fan, we loved Harlon Hill growing up. God bless this man. I remember him well.
Harlon, you've always been a treasured inspiration to me and our family. You will be dearly missed.
Thank you, Coach Hill, for all that you did for us at Brooks High School. You will be missed!!! God and Peace be with your family at this time.
God bless the Hill family. I know Harlan will be missed but never forgotten.
I am truly sorry for your loss. Death was not a part of God's original purpose for mankind. Humans were to live forever on earth in paradise. That has not changed. He knows that when someone we love dies it greatly pains our heart. He offers us comfort and hope through His written word.
May the good Lord carry the Hll family pass this difficult time in their lives. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Neal and Sharon Young
I'm sorry for your loss. Harlon was a good man and will be missed. May God be with all of you as you go through this sad time.
Stumbled upon this because I was looking for a certain obituraty here in Nashville. I am a true "BEAR" cub myself. And believe that Harlon Hill played with my dad, Bill Wade (QB). On behalf of my dad, I send prayers of comfort for the Hill family, and one day these two greats, will reunite to recall some fun Bearisms! May the Lord's Peace overide the sorrow \0/
I am so sorry to hear of Harlon's passing. I am currently in Arizona and will not be able to be with you at this time but you know how very much I cared for and respected your father. My thoughts are with you at this time. Judy Thorne Quigley
I had the honor of going to Brooks when Coach Hill was our coach and he was always a warm and humble person... always treated you like a friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
It is comforting to know that Jesus, the Ruler of God's Kingdom, is called the “Prince of Peace,” and he will ensure that “to peace there will be no end.”—Isaiah 9:6, 7
I always looked up to Mr Harlon Hill the Great football player from our little hometown. I cherish the years I played under his coaching at Brooks High. Class of 72.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Coach Hill, I always wished I could have met your dad. Being a HUGE Bears fan, I always found it amazing that a boy from home played for Papa Bear. Your family is in my prayers. Thank you for sharing stories with me. DA BEARS
May the family members of Harlon Hill be comforted by our Heavenly Father's promise at Isaiah 65:17, 22-24.
so sorry for your loss,I-I myself am the One that is comforting you people.isah.51:12
My sincere condolence for the loss of Harlon your dear loved one. May your fond thoughts of him bring back good memories. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit that you all show. email@example.com
I hope Mr. Hill's family finds comfort and solace that they need at this time. another Alabama Great gone to rest.
My sympathy to the Hill family in their loss. My son Cy spent many a nights over at his house with Drew and loved him very much. He was an inspiration to all and loved very much.
Our cousin, Ray Gene Smith, played with Harlon on the Bears. Wonderful memories. Rest in peace.
Growing up as a Bear fan in Illinois, Harlon Hill & Billy Wade were my favorite pass catching duo! What a great player!!! RIP
Grand Junction, CO
He put the pal in principal. We need principals like him today.
Coach Hill was a wonderful man who was great at his job as principal of Brooks High School. He will be greatly missed.
A very common name on the tip of every NFL fans tongue back in the early 1960's. Not just a damn good player, - a GREAT player !
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Coach Hill was one of the best coaches I had the pleasure to play for .
My dad followed harlons career when he was a kid. U will be sadly missed. God bless the family
One of the greatest Bears ever. Thanks full all the memories.
Sorry for your lost coach Hill
Class of "94"
I would like to extend my sympathy to the Hill family in the passing of Coach Hill. He was a great football player and a wonderful principal at Brooks High School. My children attended Brooks while he was principal and he was such a great influence on them later in life. He will be greatly missed by all.
RIP Harlon,remember you well and was a great fan of yours.