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Obituary of Dargan Richard Hill, Sr.
MSG Dargan Richard Hill, Sr., 62, passed away Sunday 05 March 2023, at the Dorn VA Hospital, Columbia, SC.
MSG Hill was born 21 Jan 1961 in Columbia, SC to Randall Gunther Hill Jr. and Meria Antoinette Weaver.
MSG Hill joined the US Army National Guard and proudly served his Country for 31 years, which included a tour overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005), while he was in the 1-151st Aviation Regiment. While in Service to his Country he received (3) Army Achievement Medals, (2) National Defense Service Medals, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Driver and Mechanic Badge, (2) Global War on Terrorism Service Awards, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Reserve-Recruiter Badge, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, SC National Guard Governor's Unit Citation, SC National Guard Mobilization Support Award, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Reserved Component Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Army Commendation Medal and (4) SC State Service Medals. MSG Hill always expected the best from all those who worked with, under him and beside him. MSG Hill retired from the Army National Guard's in 2019.
Mr. Hill was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church of Columbia, SC. He was ordained as a Deacon of Faith Baptist Church on 24 May 2020. He loved to share his Faith in God and loved his church family dearly.
Mr. Hill was as known as "Pa" to his grandchildren. Even though he loved his boys and his daughter dearly, he had a love like no other for his grandchildren. He loved to share some of his life's greatest experiences with them, traveling, camping, fishing, church, and many more events. Memories they shared will be cherished forever. Family meant the world to Mr. Hill.
MSG Hill is survived by his loving wife, Doris "Jeanie" Smith Hill; his mother, Meria Antoinette Weaver McCormack; his sons, Dargan Richard Hill, Jr and Milton Bryan Hill; his grandchildren, Clayton Bryan Hill and Brittany Marie Hill; and step-grandchildren, Ashtin Joann Cabral, Annabel Lee Myers. He is also survived by his brother, James W Adams; his sister, Lacrecia Adams Raynor, his brother-in-law, Mitchell Smith; his sister-in-law, Elizabeth "Beth" Smith Timms; his father-in-law, Purvis Smith; along with many nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family members.
Mr. Hill was predeceased by his daughter, Crystal Louis Hill, and his father, Randall Gunther Hill.
A visitation will be held at Thompson Funeral Home, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Home Going Celebration on Tuesday 14 March 2023, 9:00 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 801 S. Maple Street, Columbia, SC 29205; burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Faith Baptist Church, 801 S. Maple Street, Columbia, SC 29205.
Burial with Military Honors