David Wilkerson Hill

April 23, 1942 - December 31, 2023

04/23/1942 - 12/31/2023

Past Services

Funeral Service
Saturday January 06, 2024
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Friday January 12, 2024
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

David Wilkerson Hill, 81, transitioned from this life on December 31, 2023, in Newport News, VA. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends at the time of his passing.

A true Virginia native, David was born on April 23,1942 in Staunton, VA, into the loving home of Rudolph and Reva T. Hill. He grew up surrounded by his brothers and sister, and later in life, when establishing a family of his own, settled in Hampton, Va.

David lived a fulfilling life, dedicating himself to serving others in various capacities. He worked as a Nurse, serving in hospitals, nursing homes, private care, and even the correctional system. Additionally, he served as a Medic for 22 years and retired from the Air National Guard. David’s dedication to helping others extended beyond his professional life. He was an ordained Deacon and Elder, faithfully serving his community.

Throughout his life, David pursued his passions wholeheartedly. He was a talented Professional Drummer and found joy in expressing himself through music. David was also a committed student of theology, attending Norfolk State University and Carolina University of Theology. He obtained certifications in various medical fields, including being a Certified Emergency Medical Technician and completing therapeutic communication training at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.

David will be deeply missed by his loved ones. He is survived by his devoted spouse of 61 years, Barbara Hill, from Hampton, VA. Together, they built a beautiful life filled with love and companionship. David is also survived by his children, Karla Francisco from Chesapeake, VA, and Katrina Hobley from Newport News, VA. His grandchildren, Tiffany Francisco, Steven Francisco, Taylor Francisco, Alysia Tau, Kaylena Tau, and Joseph Hobley Jr., held a special place in his heart. David was blessed to have a great-grandchild, Gia Wilson, who brought immense joy to his life. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved greatly.

Services to honor David’s memory will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Altmeyer Denbigh Chapel located at 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA. Following the service, a repast will be held at the Christ Community Outreach Center, situated at 13809 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA.

David’s final resting place will be at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Internment will take place at 2 pm on Friday, January 12, 2023.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Pastor Willis Boyd and the entire Christ Community Outreach Center Family for their unwavering support during this difficult time.

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Yvonne Boyd Copeland-Hill
1 month ago

To Barbara Hill, Karla Francisco, Katrina Hobley, Family & Friends: David was a wonderful Brother in Law who loved God, his family, and, his country. I use to call him the real bionic man from all the operations he had; however, to my surprise right after an operation, I would see him singing in the choir. David loved God’s people and coming to church. We will all miss David until we see him smiling again with Jesus.

Doris B. Collins and Family
1 month ago

Mrs. Barbara Hill and Family,

We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Sherman R. Collins and Family
1 month ago

Mrs. Hill and family,

Our hearts you out to you and the entire Hill family during this time of sorrow. We are deeply sorry for your loss. We hold you close in our thoughts and send prayers your way during these difficult time. May you continue to find both peace and comfort in the love of your family and those around you.

Linda Beckett-Spencer
1 month ago

Dear Barbara and Family,
Our heartfelt condolences are being sent to you all during the loss of David.
Keep his precious, loving memories in your hearts, as we will, and David will live there with us forever.
God Bless!
Melvin & Messengeir Christian and James Sills

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 month ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of David Wilkerson Hill, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Veteran, David Wilkerson Hill, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †