Paul Hill, 74, of Danville, Ky., formerly of Birmingham, died Friday, Jan. 2.
Born Sept. 9, 1940 in rural Arkansas before moving with his family to Macon, Ga., he was the son of the late Walter A. and Ruby Helen Hopper Hill. Paul was loved by many and had a life few could imagine.
An attendee of Georgia Tech University, Paul served with our armed forces as a Marine from 1958-1964 serving in Hawaii. He lived a life of adventure, travelling simply while exploring the deserts, steppes, and grasslands of Patagonia; the tropics of the Philippines, throughout Europe, and Paul was one of only a handful of men who have successfully crossed the dangerous Darién Gap in Central America on foot.
Resettling in the United States, his adventures turned domestic travelling cross-country across North America on motorcycle many times and as a business owner of the Hawg Corral and Pub 261 in Birmingham. A man of many talents, there was very little Paul could not or would not do for himself or his loved ones.
Paul also had within him the qualities of a man everyone should strive to achieve. He was an honest and completely free man with an adventurers spirit, a lover of family, friends, and journey on the open road without reservations.
Besides his parents Paul was preceded in death by his brother, James Hill.
Paul is survived by his wife, Cassandra “Cassie” Hill of Danville, Ky.; sons, Stephen Hill and Michael Hill; daughter, Susan (Frans) van Leeuwen; stepson, Aubrey Lanier Jr.; and six grandchildren, Helen van Leeuwen, Frans van Leeuwen Jr., Mason Hill, Cole Hill, Nicholas Hill and Cameron Hill.
A visitation will be held from 2–5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10 behind the Heart of Dixie Harley Shop in the Hog Room located at 333 Cahaba Valley Parkway, Pelham.
An online guestbook is available at Stithfuneralhome.net.