Richard C. Hills, 41, of Jefferson, passed away unexpectedly on a family trip to Boston on Nov. 29, 2019, at Beth Israel Hospital. Richard was born on Nov. 9, 1978 in Rockport to Kevin C. Hills and Kathleen M. (Bibber) Hills.
He grew up in the Waldoboro area, attended local schools, and graduated from Medomak Valley High School, Class of 1997. He attended the Region 8 Vocational Program for truck driving and small engine repair. He also helped Roanne Seeley with the HIV Team Program while attending Medomak Valley High School.
After high school Richard held various jobs at Stetson and Pinkham, Jeff’s Marine, Masters Machine, Prock Marine, Repo Agent, Little Hills Towing, Automaster Towing, Mainely Concrete, Northeast Pumping, John Gilbert Pumping & Concrete, and a few others in between. Richard’s job pumping concrete wasn’t a job to him because he enjoyed it so much.
In his off time he enjoyed trail riding the side by sides up north with the girls and spending as much time as possible with his girls. He was brought up as a child going to Kaler Pond, and he continued the tradition with his girls. He would just ride around looking at trees and the lights and attended a lot of family gatherings. He took trucks up and down Dodge’s Mountain (and other vehicles that were not mentioned!). He liked truck pulling. Richard was always up for a game of Knock Out, King of the Dock, or Corn Hole. He was such a dedicated Corn Hole player that he installed battery operated lights for night time playing. He was a coach to his girls’ basketball and softball teams and followed their games. One of his other talents was that he was an awesome cook. He never came empty-handed to any gathering. He was famous for his meatballs, French fries and onion rings.
He was a selfless man, always helping others in any situation; people always called for his help. He loved all animals and especially loved children of all ages. He was called a “Wheeler and Dealer” because he was always buying, selling, and trading items.
Richard was predeceased by his grandparents, Marguerite and Victor Hills; grandfather, Richard Bibber; grandfather, Harold Skelton; bonus grandmother, Betsy Cunningham; and bonus grandmother, Nancy Paine.
He is survived by his daughters, Skylar and Lilly Hills of Union; parents, Kevin and Kathie Hills of Waldoboro; brother, Kyle Hills of Waldoboro; his significant other, Natasha Neal of Jefferson; and grandmother, Diane Bibber of Abbott. He is also survived by aunt Karen Bond and husband David and family; uncle Linwood Bibber and wife Kim and family; special aunt Kelley Mank and her sons; aunt Kayce Bibber; uncle Gregory Hills and Aunt Adele; uncle Larry Hills; special aunt Marcy O’Donnell and significant other Dale Hahn; special aunt Tracie McLain and husband Gavin and their children Taylor and Alden; Emily Hills of Union, mother of his two children; nephews, Travis and Shawn; his beloved dog Bowser; and many more cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 71 Grace Ave., Waldoboro, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 2 p.m., with Reverend Robert Bellows officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name may be made in support of his daughters to Emily Hills, 20 Brooks Road, Union, ME 04862 and Kathie Hills, P.O. Box 671, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences visit hallfuneralhomes.com.