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.
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