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Obituary for Jerry P. Hill

  • 1.  Obituary for Jerry P. Hill

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hill, Jerry Paul
    Dec 12, 1932 - Dec 26, 2020
    Jerry Paul Hill grew up in Whitehouse, TX. He graduated from Tyler High School in 1950, graduated Tyler Junior College in 1952, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administrations from Texas Western College El Paso, Texas in 1954. He served in the United States Army. Moved to Denver, CO in the early 1970's and opened his business, Jerry P. Hill Inc. Professional Land Services.
    Jerry moved to Sarasota to retire in 2001. He loved the outdoors-camping in the summer and skiing in winter and also bicycling. He was active in the Opera- A director of Denver Opera. He also enjoyed hosting dinner parties with his partner of 40 years.

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    Published in Herald Tribune from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2020.


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    Lyndsey Callahan
    AAPL
    Member Services Administrator

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  • 2.  RE: Obituary for Jerry P. Hill

    Posted 14 days ago
    Sad news.  Jerry P.'s mother & my grandmother were running buddies.  I met Jerry when he was visiting home shortly after his move to Denver. During my early years as a landman he was among those who provided education, guidance, wisdom, etc., notably teaching me the Public Land Survey System, seldom seen in my ETx region.  I haven't heard from him in some time, but remember his passion for cycling, his Rolls-Royce and beloved "Winter Palace" in Florida. RIP, old buddy.  I appreciate your help.

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    Larry Terry CPL
    Bodhi Land Services, LLC
    Tyler TX
    (903) 570-6904
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  • 3.  RE: Obituary for Jerry P. Hill

    Posted 14 days ago
    Well, another part of an era has passed.  I worked for Jerry P. back in the 80's and it was a great and challenging time to be a Landman. Much like today. I will remember Jerry P's upbeat demeanor, willingness to train new Landmen and readiness to get the job done 24/7. He was always impeccable in his suit with a bowtie and loved his shiny white Annette Funicello 57 T-Bird. And who can forget his big old white Rolls which he used to chauffer many an attendee to social events in Denver. Jerry P was a giver of time, talent and treasure, had an infectious easy laugh and never hesitated to remind us that God was in charge. And if you ever messed up, you would never forget that red face sputtering out "Jussssssst what were you thinking?" Rest in peace Jerry P.!

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    William Scribner
    A. G. Andrikopoulos Resources, Inc.
    Cheyenne WY
    (307) 634-4441
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  • 4.  RE: Obituary for Jerry P. Hill

    Posted 13 days ago
    Sad news indeed. Jerry was one of a kind - a true gentleman with a passion for life and work. One of the most sincere people I've known. My firm shared office space with Jerry in the 80s. During that 5+ years we became friends and competitors. Never letting either get in the way of the other, he was always professional in dealing with our land competition and sincere in our friendship.  He introduced me to car collecting, for which I often thanked him, but occasionally cursed him! I attended my first Barrett-Jackson auction with Jerry when he purchased that beautiful white T-bird. One of his most prized possessions!  I don't recall him ever being pessimistic about anything, always upbeat, always positive. He was a man of great faith and expressed his love for God by simply practicing the Golden Rule.  Even though we lost contact after he retired to Sarasota, he remained in my mind as a great example of a quality human being. You know someone is special if they've impacted your life in a positive way - Jerry was special. So long friend.

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    James Sullivan
    Energy West Corporation
    Denver, CO
    303-795-5858

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    James Sullivan
    Energy West Corporation
    Denver CO
    (303) 795-5858
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  • 5.  RE: Obituary for Jerry P. Hill

    Posted 10 days ago
    Very sad to hear of the passing of Jerry P. Hill.  I met Jerry at a party at Jim Oomrigar's house in Denver in the early eighties.  We discussed running and biking and cars.  He had a zest for life and was dedicated to being fit.  In the late eighties we worked together on an assignment in the southeast, along with a fellow landman, Joe F. Key Jr, during the winter months and it was just a wonderful job  to be on.  Jerry was a very kind person; his land skills were considerable and he was interested in many things.  He was a great person.  I am fortunate to have crossed paths with him.

    David Carroll
    Naples, Florida





  • 6.  RE: Obituary for Jerry P. Hill

    Posted 9 days ago
    I met Jerry P, as I liked to call him, in 1976 through my friend Buddy Baker who shared office space with Jerry.  I was a landman for Houston-based Dixel Resources at the time.  I took over Buddy's office space when he left. Thus Jerry P became my first office partner when I decided to try my hand as an independent landman in 1977.  Jerry knew I had neither clients nor landwork when I first left my company position.  However, over the next few months he went out of his way to help me find landwork and gain a client or two.  He was an excellent landman and was most specific about how he delivered work to his clients.  I stayed in touch with Jerry during the 1980s and 90s, but  once he retired and moved to Florida, we lost contact.  Jerry P was a genuine credit to our profession.

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    Van Bullock
    Morrison CO
    (303) 843-0973
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