William R. Hight

November 2, 1922 ~ December 14, 1996 (age 74)


William R. Hight, 74, of Newburgh, formerly of Cincinnati, died at 10:32 p.m. Saturday at Welborn Baptist Hospital.

A graduate of University of Cincinnati, he retired in 1990 after 39 years in broadcasting. He had been general manager of radio station WEOA and WEHT-Ch. 25. He also was on the staffs of WTVW-Ch. 7 and WEVV Ch. 44.

He received the 28th Silver Medal Award from Evansville Tri- State Advertising Federation in 1990. He was a 37-year member of First Presbyterian Church and a former Navy flight instructor. He was on the boards of Evans­ville Chamber of Commerce, Evans­ville Future Committee, Vander­burgh County Tuberculosis Associ­ation, Community Council of Van­derburgh County and Hope of Evansville Inc.

He was a mayor’s appointee on the Evansville Clean Air Commis­sion and past president of Evansville Mental Health Association. He was a former member of Evansville Tri-State Advertising Federation, Rotary Club and Hen­derson and Owensboro chambers of commerce, and was first vice-presi­dent of Evansville YMCA.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Eleanor (Pfeiffer); two daughters, Cynthia Heseman of Evansville and Amy Schwarz of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Bradley of Evansville and John of Louisville, Ky.; his mother, Ruth J. Hight of Cincinnati; and eight grandchildren, Katie and Elizabeth Heseman, Lisa and Nichole Taylor, Caroline and Bradley Schwarz, and Jonathan and Andrew Hight.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tues­day at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, 5330 Washington Ave., the Rev. Joseph Baus officiating, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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June 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
P.M. Tues& (Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, Washington Ave, Oak Hill Cemetery)

Funeral Service
June 30, 2020

1:00 PM
P.M. Tues& (Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, Washington Ave, Oak Hill Cemetery)

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