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Richard Aguirre Hill


1965 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Richard Aguirre Hill Obituary
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ODESSA Richard Aguirre Hill "Chief" from Odessa, Texas, passed away July 3, 2014, at the age of 49. He was surrounded by his loving family at Thunder Bird Bay in May, Texas.

Ricky was born on July 1, 1965, in Odessa, Texas, to the late Pastors Rosario Sr. and Bette A. Hill.

He is survived by Daughters: Shonnarae Hill, Casandra Hill Pulido, Crystal Christine Lujan, Nakita Hill and Nevaeh Hill, Son: Jeremy Hill, Sisters: Deanna Hill Castillo and husband Juan, Wanda Hill, Brother: Rosario Hill Jr., all of Odessa, Texas, and 18 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, Church family and many friends.

Richard A. Hill, a Christian and a long-haul international transport truck driver for most of his life, enjoyed driving trucks. He would travel all over the country and had a human GPS sense of location that anyone could call him for help when they were traveling. All he would ask is "which mile marker are you at," and from there he could get you to your destination. On some of his runs, he would take his oldest daughter with him and would sometimes catch snakes from the side of the road. During his travels, he loved bringing his mother things to try from other places. One place in particular would be asadero cheese from Licon's Dairy. He would bring her enough to stock up on until his next trip. He was also known as our weather man. If California had an earthquake he knew more about it than those who actually lived there. If bad weather was on its way, he would call whoever lived there to warn them. He even went as far as signing you up to receive the alerts without you knowing. When he wasn't driving trucks or being the weather man, he enjoyed fishing. His greatest enjoyment was with his father, son and grandson when they would go out to fish. This is why he moved to Thunder Bird Bay to be closer to the lake. His father, son and grandson would take trips out there and they would fish for hours. His place was so serene that the members of Templo Buenas Nuevas Church would have their Men's Church retreats there. When family and friends would visit him at the lake, he enjoyed showing them how to feed the deer. On cold nights, Ricky enjoyed sitting by the fire on his deck talking and joking with family and neighbors. He was very proud of the deck, as he and his son spent many days and long hours building it together. Ricky also had a passion for cooking and showing his youngest daughter how to make his specialties. Since Ricky loved to travel, he enjoyed taking his youngest out to new places for vacation. He also enjoyed barbecues with family, especially during holidays. One of his favorite holidays was the Fourth of July. He would go out and buy the biggest fire crackers and present it as the grand finale. He was a funny man and he always knew how to have a good time, no matter where he went. When his grandchildren visited, he enjoyed involving them in planning pranks on others. He will especially be missed by all of his nephews and nieces, who each had a special bond with him. They all could joke with him as if he was an older brother, and would say to him "keep on truck'n." Today we take joy in knowing that he has joined his parents in their loving arms.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Tim Collins. Dr. Collins was not only there for him as a doctor, but was also a good friend to Ricky and our family. Also a special thanks to his lake buddies and friends from Rusty's Anchor Café for all of their help that they have provided. Whether it was baked goods or an ear to listen, Ricky could always count on them.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 7pm Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Templo Buenas Nuevas, 505 Vine St., Odessa, Texas 79763. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Templo Buenas Nuevas, 505 Vine St., Odessa, Texas 79763, with Reverend Pilo Rodriguez officiating. Interment to be held privately at a later date. Services by Odessa Funeral Home.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4.
Published in Odessa American on July 8, 2014
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