Jacob Ray Hill

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Jacob Ray Hill, 23, a life-time resident of Waco, passed away tragically on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Funeral services will be 2PM Saturday, January 31st at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Houser and Rev. Brad Herridge officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Friday, January 30th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Jacob was an enthusiast for family, friends and the outdoors. He could often be found on trips to the coast and many other destinations with his entire family. In his lazy time, he would often be found laying around on the couch covered with dogs. Jacob spent many weekends playing disc golf with his friends and enjoying good music.

Jacob was preceded in death by his father, James Ray Hill; and grandparents, Aubrey Leon Thompson, Clinton Ray Hill and Edna Hill.

He is survived by his mother, Rosemary Hill and Bob Singer of Waco; brothers, Jeremy Hill and wife, Tammy of China Spring and Jesse Hill and wife, Dori of The Woodlands; grandmother, Mary Ann Thompson of Waco; nieces, Elayne, Katelyn and Hazel; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers will be West Rhoden, Luke Thompson, Aubrey Rhoden, Justin Ross, Madison Rhoden, Caleb Thompson, John Redmon, and Clayton Ellis.

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  1. allen & mary jane dennis

    Rosemary and family, We are so
    sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. may god wrap his arms around you and comfort you
    allen & mary jane

  2. We’re sorry for your loss, although we didn’t know your son our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  3. May God be with you.

  4. May God Bless and bring Peace to you and your family.

  5. Jacob, My memories of you are so full of laughter and fun. I thank you and your family for being part of my and John’s life.

  6. Jeremy and family, we are praying for your family in such a tragic time.

    Bobby, Tanya, Dav, Keags

  7. Hoping you’re able to find comfort in happy memories. With my deepest sympathy.
    Love, Brenda Starr

  8. Rosemary, may God be with you and your family. I am saddened for you because I know that at this time in his life, he was just really getting the start on his adulthood. My oldest son’s 23rd birthday is today, so I can relate to you in this regard. I know that that there would be a huge empty void in my life as I know there will be with you.
    May all the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

  9. Rosemary, Jeremy, Jesse, and rest of the family. I was truly heartbroken to learn of the sudden passing of Jacob. I have not seen him, or any of you in several years, but he was my family and he will be dearly missed.
    We will keep you in our prayers.
    Byron, Susan, and Kids.

  10. Rosemary, my heart goes out to you. My thoughts are with you.

  11. Sorry for your lost, I don’t know you’all but can imagine the pain as I am a Mother who have a son the same age, stay strong, think on the positive, good things and times you shared, he was a handsome young man, time will heal your heart, he will always be in your heart, trust God for help, and hope, to carry on he will uplift you call on his Son’s Jesus’s name for comfort and peace, he will give you pass your understanding if you ask and believe,I will say a prayer for your family. PBX OPerator.

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart is aching for you. You’ll be in my prayers.

  13. Rosemary, please know that my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May God be with you.

  14. Jeremy and family,
    We are sorry for your loss.
    Mike, Lisa, Tyler and Sam Cozort

  15. Rosemary, heart felt sympathies and prayers for you and your family. May God’s strength carry you through these hard times and His ear listen and His love comfort your heart.

  16. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you and yours now and forever.

  17. Rosemary,

    At this time, words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about your son Jacob. I am here to support you in any way I can.

    My prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Gail Cameron (Strom)

    Rosemary, you and your family have suffered loss many times. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  19. Gel Detrick, SWHP

    Rosemary and family, my family and I offer our heartfelt prayers and sympathy at this difficult time.

  20. George & KImberly Garcia

    Our thoughts and Prayers with you and your family.


  22. Jerry and Connie Keel

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  23. I knew Jacob at some of the best and the worst times. There were even some points where he was my should to cry on. I’ll never forget our camping trip. He went with my daughter Kaeleana and I to the camp grounds in Belton. We couldn’t find the right fluid for the lantern so we got camp fire fuel. Of course it was dark and starting to rain when we check in, and of course freezing. We needed more light, and in a hurry. We decided to fill it with what we had not really knowing the results. I looked at him and said you gotta light it. At this point the campers across the lake where obviously in need of comic relief and that what we were, because we could hear their laughter. After the sixth or seventh try, in the rain he was able to light a piece of paper. Kaele and I watched from about 100 yards away as Jacob lit our lantern. It was like a mini atomic bomb went off complete with boom. At this point park security are on their way and we received a help welcome gift of lantern fuel and laughs from our fellow campers. That was my little girls first camping trip and we took it with Jacob.
    There were the countless road trips that he went with me on. He was an awesome navigator. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories that I get to pass on. I love you and miss you.

  24. Praying for you all.

  25. Jimmie Sandles-Lee

    Let God surround you with love and comfort.

  26. Jacob was my best friend growing up. God, we did some stupid stuff back in the day. We once tried to make a football field in the backyard and recruit a team (hey we thought it could happen); we went down a steep hill to the tank with a bike that had no brakes and crashed horribly! (and the last time we hung out, we still wonder why we did that); we once built a tree house outside the old house (well james did) but it was a sweet tree house!; jump the hay; got spooked from the old barn; bothered jeremy and jesse in their rooms – we never gave them a minutes peace; waited in line at the convenience store for over and hour so he could get his dollar back from the lottery ticket he won; almost got ran over by a stampede of cows!! What were we thinking?! Friends like him are the kind of people that you cherish in your heart for the rest of your life. I remember the last time we hung out at my apartment and the next day I drove him to work in temple where his construction team was renovating a restaurant. In 2007, he came to my college graduation and that meant a lot to me. He and his family has always been good to me. He will be in my heart forever and I’m honored that I was able know Jacob. Until we meet again buddy, I love ya man and you will always be remembered in my heart. Always.

  27. Kendall Rhoden Harper

    "Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was."

    Our prayers are with you all.
    Dale, Kendall, Brady and Nathan

  28. May God watch over him and you and your family, as you take this lost of life. My family is with you in prayers and thoughts. Sorry for your lost love one. Ken,Nua,Kerissa,Kahrynn

  29. I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Ken.

  30. Rosemay, Jeremy and Jesse,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  31. I am so very sorry for your loss. Jacob was a very funny and nice man. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  32. Loree Davis-Forman

    Rosemary-my heart and prayers go out to you and your entire family. I’ve known Bobby and his brothers since high school and I am so sorry this happened to your son. I am sincerely sorry for your loss.
    Loree Davis-Forman

  33. Mandi and Kort Yochim

    Hill Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for God to heal your broken hearts. Our thoughts are with you, Kort, Mandi, Avei and Kade

  34. Mark and Heidi Hayes

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  35. i went to school with jacob we use to hang out all the time he would stay with me or i would hang out at his moms in robinson what a tragedy he was to good of a preson. Im very sorry and i will never 4 get him

  36. Mayra E Martinez

    Rosemary, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.God bless you all.


  37. I pray that God’s comforting presence will wrap around you and your family, givning you peace, strength and comfort. Myet

  38. Thinking of you and your family during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Myra Fritz

  39. We had our ups and downs buddy, but you were always willing to share what little you had. You were always enjoying life for what you could. For whatever you took you also gave back. My old friend, I know your smileing. Rest in peace and I will see you later.

  40. Rosemary – It is so difficult to know what to say to help ease your pain. I am so sorry for your loss. You and those you love are in my thoughts and prayers. Pat

  41. Rosemary, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Our whole L.I.S. group sends our prayers for your loss.
    Pete and the L.I.S. section

  42. Rosemary and family~ know that you are in my thoughts and prayers that you will be comforted at this time.

  43. Robby, Toni, and Justin Kirby

    "Come to Me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest". Matt 11:28

    Our heart truly goes out to the Hill family. May God comfort your heart in this time of need. Always remember that "Jesus wept". Your grief reaches into the heavens.

  44. Rosanne Driska Glinski

    Dearest Rosemary and family,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you all comfort at this sad time.

  45. My deepest sympathies for the family

  46. Scott, Becki and Kaylee Gootee

    No words can express our sympathy for your tragic loss. We hope our prayers bring comfort during this difficult time. May God be with you.

  47. Stephen & Tiffani Bailiff

    Rosemary, Jeremy and Jesse, We are so sorry that this has happened. We will be praying for God’s supernatural strength and comfort to surround you during this difficult time.

  48. Rosemary & Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray God will give you strength and healing.

    Suzanne Daniell

  49. Your in my thoughts and prayers, may God be with you during this very heart breaking time.

  50. Teresa, Brooke and Ethan Parker

    Rosemary and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you and are so sorry for your loss.

  51. The Plunkett Family

    Jesse, and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers during this difficult time. – Jaime, Amy, & Joshua

  52. The Westerfeld Family

    From Our Family to Your Family With Sympathy:

    Words cannot express the sympathy we have for your family during this difficult time. There are so many wonderful memories of Jacob that bring a smile to my face. It has truly been an honor to have the opportunity to have known him. Your family will always be in our hearts and prayers. And Jacob will remain in our memories.

    May God

  53. Thera (Nance) Rhodes

    You and your family are in my prayers.

  54. Theresa Martinez ( Killeen Texas)

    My heart goes out to this family. We are here in Texas and heard about this story. He looks like such a good kid. So happy and full of life. I am sure he is watching you Mom …… R.I.P Jacob Hill, You are loved by many

  55. Tim & Jennifer Pavlovich

    Praying for you all.

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