OBITUARY: Cecil D. “C.D.” Hill


Cecil D. “C.D.” Hill of Leander, passed away on August 26, 2018. He was born in Marion, Illinois on August 25, 1927. C.D. is preceded in death by his wife Sharon Sue (Stephens) Hill, his parents Cecil E. and Lois M. (Borum) Hill, two sons C. Dwayne Hill and Terry A. Hill, sisters Gladys Key, Loretta Dreher Clark, Sheila Veach, Ann Meuth and brother Gary Hill. He is survived by his children, C. Elaine (Hill) Burklow, Marce T. Hill (Pam), Steven D. Hill, and Crystal A. Hill; seven grandchildren, Elaina M. (Burklow) Seep (Chris), Elizabeth A. (Burklow) Donoghue (Dan), Marce T. Hill Jr. “Cubby” (Samantha), Paul L. Hill (Jennifer), Charles E. Hill (Jenny), Michael L. Hill (Kim), and Marcia L. (Hill) Hickman (Dustin); twenty-three great grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren with one on the way; in addition to many nephews and nieces.

C.D. was a veteran of the Navy, Army and Air Force. He served aboard the U.S.S. Lexington during W.W. II, became a pilot, and served in Korea and Vietnam. 

He started the Leander Police Department, served as the City Marshall, then as the first Police Chief. He also contributed both time and finances helping Leander incorporate as a city. The City of Leander honored C.D.’s contributions by proclaiming August 17, 2017 as “Cecil D. Hill” day and presenting him with a plaque at a City Council meeting. C.D. served as Chief of Security at TECO Westinghouse in Round Rock until his retirement at the age of eighty. He also served as Charter President of Leander’s Optimist Club twice and as Cub Master in Local Cub Scout Pack 160 and coordinated several Jamborees. C.D. was a dedicated Christian who enjoyed meeting with the Man in the Mirror Christian Men’s group for many years. He was dedicated to his family, and was a father, grandfather and mentor to many both within and without his immediate family.

C.D.’s love of eagles, cowboy hats, bolo ties and cowboy boots were known to all. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to honor him to contribute to a charity of personal choice since C.D. contributed to many charitable organizations throughout his lifetime.

The family received guests for a time of visitation from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown. A Funeral Service with Military Honors followed at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home. Interment  followed at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

 Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.