David Michael Hill, 67, of Dodge City, Kansas passed away January 28th, 2014.??
He was born on August 19th, 1946 in Lola, Kansas to Dr. Richard Hastings Hill and Rose Marie Hill and raised in Meade, Kansas. David graduated from Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, Missouri, and attended college at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, majoring in accounting; he later received a business degree from Draughon's College of Commerce in Kansas City, Missouri.??
David led an extensive career in government contracts management; his work with companies such as General Dynamics, Rockwell International, Eagle-Pitcher Industries, and Swearingen Aircraft were instrumental in negotiating and drafting multi-billion dollar military and aerospace contracts, including those for the manufacture of M-60 and M1-A1 Abrams main battle tanks, tactical military simulation systems, and battery support systems for the Apollo space missions.??
He enjoyed hiking, camping, computers, fine dining, art, reading, politics, and especially, genealogy. David was also an advocate of the Boy Scouts of America, and, like his father, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a child.??
David is survived by his two sons and their spouses; Brian and Wendy Hill, Chris and Kelly Hill, both of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his sister and husband; Becky and Randy Bredfeldt of Dodge City, Kansas, as well as three nieces, a nephew, and their spouses and children.??David's family humbly requests your generosity in honoring his bravery and courage to fight this terrible illness by donating to the American Cancer Society in his name. Thank you.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Graceland Cemetery, Meade, with the Reverend Dick Robbins presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.