derek hill
Derek Steven Hill, 37, of Toronto, OH, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at his home. He was born October 6, 1981, in Steubenville, OH, the son of Donald Eugene and Yun ki (Lee) Hill of Bartlesville, Ok. Derek spent a majority of his adolescent and early adulthood in Bartlesville, Ok, where he graduated from Bartlesville High School. During his school years, he spent his time playing saxophone in the Bruin Brigade and hanging out at Jack's with his friends. Derek left Oklahoma in pursuit of a career in truck driving and spent a number of years traveling across the nation. Derek eventually found himself back in the mountain momma state of West Virginia, and finally settled in Toronto, OH, driving for Prop Logisitics, LLC. Derek was a Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Pirates fan to the core. He loved jamming out on his guitar or drums, going to concerts, singing karaoke, trying to beat his dad at bowling, and spending time with his family, friends, and pets Sienna and Sophie. He left his mark on this world through his selfless love and knew no stranger. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Kimberly and her husband, Aaron Crowell of Bartlesville, Ok; nieces and nephews Ayden, Taylor, Kayleigh, and Wyatt; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved friends who he considered family. Friends will be welcomed Wednesday from 2 until 5 pm, with services to follow at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Reverend Dr. Ed Rudiger will officiate. Private interment will be held at the convenience of his family. An additional celebration of life will be held in Bartlesville, Ok at a later date and time. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. We are heartbroken for his beautiful family. Derek was like a son to us and we will forever miss him. His kindness and love that he gave to our daughter and grandsons will NEVER be forgotten. You did a wonderful job raising him and we thank you for sharing him with us. Love you Derek ❤

  2. Dearest Derek, What was a normal day has turned into a nightmare in which we haven’t been able to wake up from. You were more than a nieghbor and a friend to Jim and I, you were our family. Our homes were interchangeable with family gatherings, partys and regular day to day activities. Anything we needed from each was always taken care of by the other. We were a family of vagabonds you, Jess, Jim and I, with family all over the country but few close by. We decided to create our own make shift family home here in Toronto. Tuesday nights were always family night. The winters were spent indoors drinking wine and watching movies while summers were spent outdoors drinking peach margaritas, grilling and listening to music till late into the night. On days off we would all hop into the car on family road trips! We would go to museums, shopping in the Strip district, then off to find great restaurants and even a trip to DC. There was nothing we didn’t talk about or share. I don’t know what our lives will look like now without you in it. Our homes are now empty as well as our hearts. A huge piece of our makeshift family is missing. Jim and I have been forever changed by your friendship and love. Thank you for that.

  3. The most loving young man that I have ever known! Fly high young man, Rest In Power and see you at the cross roads🙏

  4. An Awesome Friend Gone to Soon! You will be missed my Brother Man! Prayers and condolences to all other Friends and especially Family Members

  5. Derek had such a sweet soul he was so kind and thoughtful. We had many classes together in school. It was fun times he always had a big smile on his face and willing to help anyone. R.I.P Derek

  6. I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Derek’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit

  7. My deepest sympathy may u rest in peace Derek your shift is over driver continue to drive on the streets of heaven. I really wanted to come pay my respects unable due to my circumstances you’d understand. Boots

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