Donald Hill

donald hill
Donald “Lightning” Gerald Hill, 65, of New Braunfels passed away in his home Sunday November 21, 2021. Donald was born April 14, 1956 in New Braunfels, Tx. to Joseph Hartwell Hill Sr. and Oreon Marie (McGlothling) Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother James E. Hill. Survivors include the love of his life and the mother of his three children, Cynthia Gibson (Hill). Children Jennifer Thompson (Mike), Janice Hill and Jeramy Hill (Brenda). Grandchildren Gage Grantham (Alexis), Samantha Vrazel (Tanner), Tristan Pacheco, Sydney Thompson (Josh), Cheyanne Thompson, Bradi Hill, Tyanna Pacheco and John Michael Thompson III. Great granddaughter Haven Grantham. Siblings Betty Ybarra, Linda Wellman, Joseph Hill Jr., Wesley Hill, Janie Sleeth (Mike) and Dora Jones. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Donald was a life long trucker. For as far back as anyone can remember, he drove an 18-wheeler and most knew him by the name “Lightning”. He loved to dance and any chance to be surrounded by family and friends. He was a proud father and even prouder Opa. He will be missed by many. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a Service to begin at 1:00 PM at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. A Gathering will follow at The Old Ice House, 1407 I-35 Business Loop, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.

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  1. You were a wonderful brother. As soon as I heard of your passing I was totally devastated and still am, but I immediately started to think back on the years when we were growing up and the things we did as children. I know you’re not hurting anymore and you are in the arms of Jesus. That warmed my heart immensely. I already miss you and I will always. I know I’ll see you again one day. Give Brett and all of our family there with you a big ol’ Texas hug. I love you Donald. Until we meet again, soar high. Dora Jones

  2. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers. Brian, Stacy, Blake, Melia and Brandon

  3. There are no words for the loss we are feeling right now. We wanted more time with you, but God had other plans for you. You are with our loved-ones now and in the care of our Lord & Savior. We will each grieve in our own way and pray that God gives us his peace & understanding & to mend our broken hearts. You left us way too soon dear brother. You will forever be missed. We love you. Love, your siblings: Glenda, Betty, Joe, Wesley, Janie & Dora.

  4. From the field between our houses, Caddell Lane to Alves Lane, 7 or 8 year olds, all anybody could see was our cottontops just playing in the dirt. Goodwin Elem and Sunday School at Harmony Baptist. I’m not going to say goodbye, just a see ya later!! Rest in Heaven and we’ll see you soon!!! 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  5. Dearest Janice and entire family, our deepest condolences. Donald and I were “buddies” when we visited for reunions. Hugs & love, Bob and Sylvia Linzy

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