SUMMIT – Charlie D. Hill, 85, of Summit , passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at his residence.
Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb and 9 until funeral services there at 10 a.m. Monday, April 22.
Rev. Vann Windom and Dr. David Millican officiated. Burial was in Macedonia Methodist Church Cemetery in Houston, with full military honors. Local pallbearers were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers at graveside in Houston was the United States Air Force Honor Guard.
Hill was born July 27, 1927 in Houston. He was the son of the late Jacob Calvin Hill and Vannie Lee Malone Hill.
Hill retired from the United States Air Force after serving 21 years. He served during WWII in the South Pacific. He was a member of West McComb Baptist Church, McComb City Lodge No. 382 F&AM, Shriners Wahabi Temple, Order of the Eastern Star and Yesterday’s Kids.
Charlie was a Boy Scout Master, Little League coach and role model for his child, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them especially, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a good friend to all who knew him and will be sadly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James Calvin Hill, Robert D. Hill and Elvin W. Hill; and two sisters, Louise Henley and Pauline Blake.
Survivors include his wife, Libby Hill of Summit; one son, Charles A. Hill and his wife Diane of Summit; brothers, Frank Hill of West Point, Donald Hill of Bryan, Texas, and Odie Lee Hill of West Point; a sister, Dorothy Crane of Marrero, La; grandson, Joshua D. Hill and his wife Amanda of Prince George, Va.; granddaughter, Elizabeth E. Adams and her husband Marlon of Summit; three great-grandsons, Michael Lee Haygood, Adam T. Haygood and Jacob A. Hill; two great-granddaughters, Jessica E. Hill and Samantha Martin; devoted sisters-in-law Era Jennings of Madison and Peggy Parker of West Point; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.