Jerry Hill

Profile Updated: November 22, 2015
Jerry Hill
Jerry Hill




Jerry Hill


Yes! Attending Reunion
Class Year: 1964
Residing In: Rockville, IN USA
Spouse/Partner: Charlene Hill /Helpmate from Stone Bluff
Occupation: Christ's Servant, Retired Fed and Sales Manager
Children: Patrick Ernest Hill born 1974; subsequent foster children and guests.
Military Service: Navy (enlisted) and Army (as a Civilian)  

Russell Garrigus


In 1965 I enlisted in the US Navy where aptitudes testing opened doors of surprising opportunity for me. There I learned how to study effectively, to use college correspondence courses, to fly airplanes and to control air traffic. Transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration in 1970, working in the San Francisco Bay Area, then Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, then finally in St. Louis where injuries in an auto accident abruptly ended my aviation career in 1978.

During recovery from those injuries, the Lord Jesus began calling me deeper into fellowship with Him. I subsequently worked sales and management jobs in California, Germany, and Oklahoma as they afforded Christian evangelism and ministry opportunities. In 1992 the Lord sent me home to Parke County as His "foreign missionary." At first I didn't know what He meant by that; but I came here learning to hear and obey the Holy Spirit in all things. 2nd Timothy 3:12 says "...all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution," which I did. My therapeutic foster parenting work with at-risk adolescents and handicapped children was misunderstood, then mistrusted, gossiped about and finally slandered to the point I was sent to prison for a crime I did not commit and doubt happened at all except in the excited imaginations of my accusers.

During my imprisonment I completed the Master of Theology program, Christian Counseling Certification, by correspondence from The Christian Bible College and Seminary. More importantly, in prison I experienced The Spirit of Jesus Christ more intimately as my ONLY true and unfailing friend. He protected me and used me to minister effectively there. His favor led to my early release. Now, living again in Parke County since 2003, the slanderous gossip has subsided. 1st Peter 3: 14 says: "... even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and respect, having a good conscience, that WHEN THEY DEFAME YOU as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil." I clearly understand this passage was part of my assignment here. The Lord Jesus Christ has given me grace to forgive all of you who have misjudged me and/or participated in the slander, even those of you who still do it. Any and all of you are welcome to come visit Char and me in our humble home on High Street or the summer ministry house on Erie, or to chat through the messaging systems on this site or by telephone.

I've been financially compensated for mistakes made. My financial and medical needs are met. My Helpmate Charlene is a wonderful blessing! Jesus has delivered me from smoking, from biting my fingernails, from heart disease and emphysema. He delivered me and still delivers me from the "noisesome pestilence" (persistent slander). He is even now delivering me from the obesity and diabetes trying to kill me.

Memories Of RHS:

My best learning experiences during high school happened outside of classes, usually off-campus and often because I kept my mouth shut about them. Therefore, learning to be discrete is my fondest memory of high school.

RHS Sports You Participated In:

Track-Cross Country

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Happy Birthday Barbara

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Posted on: Jul 06, 2017 at 7:54 PM

Life is still a bit hectic with our battle against cancer so thought I should just take the time now to wish you a very happy birthday. I hope your day is special and that you do something you really enjoy. This past winter Bruce and I got into watching old Twilight Zone episodes...I told him how our folks would get together to play cards and we kids would watch Twilight Zone and be scared about the possibilities....ancient history but part of my growing up memories of just being a happy, go lucky kid. Thanks for being a part of my history....

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Did you live in Catlin just North of Egans' store?

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Happy Birthday Barbara

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I'm reminded your birthday is this coming Friday. Always a pleasant thing when you are brought into my mind! Hope you and yours are well and happy this year. Love you. Happy Birthday!

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A life well lived. She taught me much when we were young.

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Posted: May 16, 2014 at 7:18 AM
Mom and me just after RHS graduation in 1964, at 202 East High Street, Grandma Hallie's home, then Mom and Dads,' and now mine and Char's home.
Posted: May 16, 2014 at 7:07 AM
In 1963 the Rockville High School Band received brand new uniforms.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Pretty proud of my Naval Aircrew Wings, 1966.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM
1965. The Pastels: Gene Stankowski, Jerry Hill, John Scott, Bill Hicks and Clyde Kraut at the Rockville Youth Center.
Posted: May 16, 2014 at 7:14 AM
2009, Big Jer & His Little Bass Boat, which fit nicely in the 3/4 Ton Ford Van for the short ride to Rockville Lake. 2013, the van and bass boat were upgraded.
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Summer 2008: Me, My Mom, My Lady, Brother Bill's Arrow at Butler's Field, Rockville.
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My Helpmate Charlene at our inherited home on High Street
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2013 resting at the Bridgeton Bridge and Mill
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