Lucas Jeffrey Hills, loving father and son, entered eternal life on Sunday, April 4, 2021. His spirit is survived and carried on by his daughter, brother and parents, and an extended family of relatives and friends from all avenues of his life.
Lucas was born on September 18, 1980 in Arlington Heights, IL to Wayne and Mary Jane Hills. He graduated from Hoffman Estates High School, and built his years in Chicago leading Strategic Accounts for Custom Companies Inc. in Chicago. On December 14, 2015, Lucas’s pride and joy December Gail was born. Lucas and December shared a rare bond, and felt blessed to have each other. She will always be the true love of his life. December was raised with love by Lucas and his parenting partner, Natalie Stubbs, in the suburbs of Chicago.
Lucas (DJ Atari) had a passion for music, motorcycles, cars, gardening, cooking, telling really awful “dad jokes”, and most of all just being a great “da-da” (as December called him). Fatherhood truly brought out the best in him. He often combined his favorite hobbies by turning weekend motorcycle rides with his father into Harley Davidson token treasure hunts for his daughter. His spirit and inclusive nature made everyone he knew feel loved and appreciated. He was an avid golfer and a collector of music. Behind the canvas of tattoos was a man known for his heart felt hugs, big smile, and a kind and compassionate spirit. When he entered a room, he was sure to leave it with laughter. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Lucas during his 40 years, among them: Never throw away bacon grease. Use it to make French fries!
Also: Family over everything
Carry photos of the ones you love in your wallet
Invite everyone to a party, everyone should get the chance to celebrate
Above all, never neglect the ones you love.
Lucas is survived by his mother and father, Wayne (Mary Jane) Hills, his precious daughter, December Gail Hills, his parenting partner, Natalie Stubbs and his brother, Brian (Briana) Hills, along with his nieces and nephews, Wendell Oliver Hills, Elliot Jane Hills. Visitation for Lucas will be taking place on Thursday, April 8, 2021 beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60016. A celebration of Lucas' life will be held 11:15 AM on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Moretti's Ristorante, 1799 Busse Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his daughter's name, December Hills. Use link below to donate. No donation is too small. All funds will be fully dedicated to December‘s educational fund. https://everloved.com/life-of/lucas-hills/donate/
For information, please call the funeral home at (847) 699-9003
Due to the current COVID situation, occupancy in the funeral home will be limited to 45 guests at one time. Masks will be required and hand sanitizer will be provided.