Brent Hill as I knew him, or Douglas Brent Hill, which was his full name – was a good friend in the Air Force at Hickam Air Force Base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii for a number of years. A really fun person that I spent many nights talking with, eating with, drinking with, and clubbing with.

Brent had a zest for life, and in most cases would not leave a somber mood alone – he’d start everyone laughing with some of his memorable jokes, toasts, and dance moves.

Recently, sadly, Brent has already left us and is where we’ll all be soon enough. I copy/pasted his obituary below for those that happen to be searching for him online and might find him here.

If you knew Brent – and want to say something about him here in the comments – please do so.


WATERVILLE — Douglas B. Hill of Waterville passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his home.

He was born on June 16, 1962, in Tyler, Texas, the son of Sandra (Grard) Hill and the late William A. Hill.

Douglas graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield, class of 1980. He was a standout track and cross country athlete, having set several school records, some of which still stand today.

He went on to attend the University of Rhode Island and later Chaminade University in Hawaii. Following college, he served with the Air Force. His employment included senior manager with Fed Ex Express and later a sales manager with Home Depot at Home Services.

He is survived by his mother, Sandra Hill of Benton; his daughter, Katie of Mayfield, Ky.; his brother, Bill and his children, Nicole and Caleb; and his brother, Troy and wife, Kathleen and their children, Jarrett, Brandon, Josie, and Zackary all of Fairfield.

A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Doug’s life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at 445 Upper Ridge Road in Fairfield.

Condolences may be expressed at Lawry Brothers.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 107 Main St., Fairfield; 453-6049 or (800) 660-2111.