Delbert Ray “Dell” Hill, 73, of Hyde Park died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville.
He was born in Barre Aug. 21, 1945, son of Walter Holmes and Cleora Greenslit, and was adopted at 2 days old by Irman Hill and Goldie Emma Clark.
He was a 1963 graduate of Spaulding High School. Dell was a Stowe police officer, a dispatcher for the Vermont State Police and Lamoille County, and was also a private investigator.
Dell was a sportswriter for the Times Argus and worked at WDEV and at the Thunder Road stock-car racetrack for Ken Squier. He also worked for WFVA in Fredericksburg, Va., for three years and at WSNO in Barre. He had worked in maintenance at the Country Club of Vermont.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Boivin Chapter; post adjutant at American Legion Post 33; and a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 9695.
Survivors include his children, Randy Hill and partner Michele Broll of Statesville, N.C., Paula Higbee and Steve Almeida of Ferrisburgh and Florida, Kristy Perry and husband Todd of Colchester, Allison LaFlamme and husband Pierre of Barre, and Kyle Hill and Rene Hill of Barre; his sisters, Elaine Aranda and husband Tino of Texas and Cindy Brier of Barre; his grandchildren, Leigh Ann Zakrzewski, Alexa Higbee, Lyndsey LaFlamme, Riley Hill, Brianna Belleville, Nicholas Perry and Erin Perry; a great-grandchild, Landon; and his former wife, Julie Hill of Hyde Park. A sister, Carolyn LeClair, died earlier.
A memorial service for Dell will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 33 in Morrisville. Faith Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.