Derek Leon Hill

May 7, 1974 - December 7, 2016

05/07/1974 - 12/07/2016

Past Services

Service
Wednesday December 14, 2016
10:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday December 14, 2016
1:00 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

Derek Leon Hill, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 7, 2016 at the age of 42 years. Derek courageously battled with, but eventually succumbed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is a rare, degenerative, and invariably fatal, brain disorder.
He was born on May 7, 1974 to David Allen Hill and Willye Nell Moorer in Mobile, Alabama. After high school, he joined the Navy where he proudly served his country for 20 years, retiring as a boatswain’s mate. He enjoyed all types of comic-books, great t.v. shows and a wide variety of music. But most of all, he loved his family and friends.
Derek was preceded in death by his father, David Allen Hill.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Renee Hill; children Isabella, Alexander and Keyla; mother, Willye Nell Hill; brothers, David, Jamie, Chieko and Devin; sister, Davida, many of his nieces & nephews and family & friends.
A funeral service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA) on December 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM followed by a procession to Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.
Friends can make contributions to support the memory of Derek by visiting https://www.tmcfunding.com/search/campaign/987?layout=single.
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Anonymous
5 years ago

My Fairwell

SUSAN MARTIN
5 years ago

RIP my dear friend. We will look out for Renee anscfge kids

WILLYR HILL
5 years ago

DEREK , MY SON , MY FIRST BORN ,MY STRONG FORCE, I LAYED YOU DOWN TODAY AMISS MUCH PAIN AND AGONY . BUT REST ASSURED THAT MY FATHER IN HEAVEN KNOWS YOUR, MY PAIN IS CRUSHING ME RIGHT NOW BECAUSE ONE FIFTH OF MY HEART HAS BEEN SNATCHED AWAY, I LOVE YOU MORE THAT WORDS CAN TELL, YOU ARE
MY PERSONAL SUPERMAN.

Joshua Boultinghouse
5 years ago

So sorry to hear of your families loss. Sending prayers of comfort and guidance during this difficult time. Thank you for serving our country and being a real hero.

Rebecca K
5 years ago

I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Derek in life but I attended the memorial service today and I know that as a nurse, fellow Superman fan and Lois Lane costumer that I was supposed to be there today to honor a man who so loved by many, with the infectious smile and passionate singing. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace. I know you are flying now, like you dreamt about.

T. Charity
5 years ago

To the friends and family of Derek, please accept my condolences for your loss. The pain and grief can seem unbearable, and at such times we need to go to God’s Word for comfort. The Bible teaches that death is an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26) That same scripture verse also states “it is to be brought to nothing.” That is because God promises in His word death will be eradicated and because of the enemy death being destroyed the dead will live again (Isaiah 26:19).  So yes, there is a hope that God reassures,that our dear love ones will be brought back to life in the near future. That thought comforts me, and I hope it does you the same.

Lori ritchie(smith)
5 years ago

Derek will be missed very much RIH Derek Hill

Kendall Shuffler
5 years ago

Bella…my sweet girl! I am sending huge hugs to you today! Your dad IS so proud of the daughter, sister, friend and student that you are. He loves you so very much and that kind of love will always live in your heart. He will be smiling down on you as he watches you grow and succeed! Your Three Oaks family is here to support you in whatever you may need!

Love,
Mrs. Shuffler

Leslie Cuffee
5 years ago

God Bless this family. Touch them in a mighty way. Cover and guide them not just today but always. Condolences on your loss of a great soldier, son, brother, husband, uncle, nephew, and cousin. May God bless you all.

Frankie Trull
5 years ago

I served with Derek. When he was smiling and laughing it was infectious. When he was stoic… you listened. Fair winds and following seas Boats.