In Loving

Dennis Herman Gill

June 25, 1946 – June 22, 2022

On the evening of June 22nd, three days shy of of his 76th birthday, son, brother, Hokie, Marine, husband, father, and grandfather, Dennis Herman Gill, returned home.  A good man from a line of them, Herman will join his brothers Arnold Gill and Frank Gill, his work here complete.  He leaves behind his sister Nancy Gill DeSantis and brother Paul Gill. He was born to Kenneth Arnold and Susan Meade Williams Gill in South Hill, Virginia and built his life and family in Amelia, Virginia. He prepared his three children, Matt Gill, Chad Gill, and Courtney Gill Hodges, and 11 grandchildren for life without his presence by demonstrating his values of entrepreneurship, hard work, loyalty, and a fierce committed love for his wife, Carol Evans Gill, unmatched by any other.  Ever quotable, The Wizard will be deeply missed by those who knew him, his grin, and his thumbs up.

There will be a memorial service in his honor at Brandermill Country Club on Friday July 1st at 2 pm, (3700 Brandermill Parkway, Midlothian, VA). Herman himself will likely be late.

In lieu of flowers we ask you do what Herman did so often, perform an unexpected act of generosity or kindness anonymously saying only to yourself “for Herman.”  Some of you know how many times he did this, changing lives around him.  He would be honored if that continued more than anything else.

Memorial Service


Brandermill Country Club


Fri, July 1, 2022


2:00 PM

View Map & Directions




  1. M Matthew Gill June 24, 2022 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Well said! Proud to be his son.

  2. Liz Carson June 25, 2022 at 5:29 am - Reply

    So sorry.

  3. Pamela Conyers June 25, 2022 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Wonderful tribute. Our deepest sympathies.

  4. Rory Gill June 25, 2022 at 7:31 am - Reply

    A kind, loving man.

  5. Katie wilbourn June 25, 2022 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Praying ? love y’all !!!

  6. Anita Flippin June 25, 2022 at 8:06 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss…Herman was a good man and always helpful and kind when i visited the store. I know he will be missed greatly.

    • Chris Stuart July 1, 2022 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Herman’s quiet style of love, wit, and work ethic have been an inspiration to generations of men and women from Amelia and beyond. Love you Herman.

  7. Nita Saunders June 25, 2022 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Herman had a wonderful giving heart, and it was a
    privilege to have known him.

  8. Lee Smith Williams June 25, 2022 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I’m sending prayers for comfort for all of you! You definitely have an amazing guardian angel!

  9. Heather Eisenhart Dunlow June 25, 2022 at 8:32 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. I remember how kind and patient he was when we were crazy kids. Prayers for all of you.

  10. Steve and Peggy Eisenhart June 25, 2022 at 9:11 am - Reply

    What a kind and wonderful man. So very sorry for your loss.

  11. Kathleen Farmer June 25, 2022 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Paul and I send our deepest sympathies. Herman was a great neighbor when he lived across from us. He was always smiling and pleasant. A good man.

  12. Frank and Leisa Surface June 25, 2022 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Wow, what a loss for all those that knew him. Very very sad news but a life well lived!!

  13. Holly VandeRiet June 25, 2022 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss.

  14. Jackie Jackson June 25, 2022 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    We always enjoyed visiting with Herman and Carol. Herman had a fun personality and was such a caring man. We will miss him.

  15. Richard and Frances Cumbie June 25, 2022 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Richard and I are so sorry for your loss and send our condolences and prayers for Carol and family. He was well thought of and will be greatly missed.

  16. Dolly Williams Carter June 26, 2022 at 12:19 am - Reply

    One of my favorite cousins! Fond memories of spending summers with my Gill family. Herman was always very witty with that sly grin. He and Carol were a special couple. Will miss family reunions with my dear Herman. Thoughts and prayers to Paul, Nancy, Carol and the rest of the family.

  17. Al Upton June 26, 2022 at 6:57 am - Reply

    So sorry for the loss to the family. I personally not sure if I ever met Herman but I am sure I have talked with him hundreds of times dealing with my pool. A total gentleman to speak with. RIP

  18. Sissy and Larry Bascom June 26, 2022 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Heartfelt sympathy to Carol, Matt , Chad, Courtney and their families.

  19. Patricia Farrar Moseley June 26, 2022 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Herman’s passing, sending my sympathy and prayers to carrol , the Children and grandchildren all of his family for peace and comfort comfort. He was a very special Friend from early childhood. RIP Herman Gill

  20. Helen Warriner-Burke June 26, 2022 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    My best wishes. Sorry I did not know him.

  21. Ricky and Susan Inman June 27, 2022 at 9:22 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

  22. Angela Madison June 27, 2022 at 9:47 am - Reply

    A fine man. He will be missed.

  23. Sarah Maddox June 27, 2022 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. You and your family are in my prayers. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. I’m so sorry for your loss. With love and remembrance, I will be thinking of you in this moment of sadness.

  24. Ruth Ellen Gill June 28, 2022 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Courtney, Chad, Matt and families, So much gratitude for Herman’s life and his witness to love, kindness and humor! We need more of all of those in this world. His light and legacy lives on through his beautiful posse of Gill and Hodges grandkids! Sending love and a big hug to each of you! Ruth Ellen and Thold

  25. Pat Duda June 28, 2022 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    David and I were sorry to hear of his passing. May his name be for a blessing.


  26. Chris and Deana Poore June 29, 2022 at 11:03 am - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear of Herman’s passing. He was a very sweet man and the kindess he showed my husband an I through all of our new pool owner questions will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed by all that was lucky enough to know him.

  27. Rebecca Lambert June 29, 2022 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Although I have not seen Herman in years, I will always be grateful for the care he gave my father during a time of illness. My sincere condolences to Matt, Chad, and Courtney. May Herman rest in peace.

  28. John Bowers June 29, 2022 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear o Herman’s passing. He did so much to care for my dad in his declining years! My sincerest condolences to the family. My cousin Carol Evans Hill and their children Mat, Chad and Courtney.

  29. Mike Flippo June 29, 2022 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Herman was a great friend, and heck of a man. Im a better person having known him. Rest In Peace Buddy ?

  30. Jimmy MacKenzie June 30, 2022 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Very sorry for your family’s loss and please accept my condolences. Your family is in our prayers.

  31. Kelly Conerly June 30, 2022 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    I have many fond memories of Herman from my youth. He was always kind with a good sense of humor. I will gladly do an act of kindness or generosity for Herman.

  32. Shawn Yospin July 1, 2022 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss,, I always liked spending time with the family and Herman. In fact, Herman gave me my first ride on a motorcycle when I was in about the 4th grade. He told me never to tell my mom, and I never did!

  33. Eric Hager July 1, 2022 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Condolences to the family, I still remember the days working for Herman, he thought me a lot of valuable things including hard work and treating people the way you want to be treated.

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