John Washburn Hill, III died on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 8, 1943, the son of Virginia Sakakini Hill and Ralph William Hill. He is survived by his wife of almost 46 years, Carol Ann Dunton Hill of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and his daughter Dr. Jenna Catherine Hill of Conway, South Carolina.
Mr. Hill was a 1961 graduate of Granby High School and a 1965 graduate of Virginia Military Institute. He also completed a masters degree from the University of Southern California. He served in the U.S. Army for 4 years on active duty as a DUSTOFF pilot and then a full career as an Army reservist, reaching the rank of Colonel. He settled in Atlanta in 1971 where he worked for the State of Georgia for almost 30 years, primarily as Chief Pilot for the Department of Natural Resources.