Homa Sylvanus Hill Jr.
November 30, 1932 – June 8, 2019
Homa Hill went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on June 8, 2019 after a brief battle with brain cancer. He is now dancing in heaven with Jackie, his wife of 63 years. After Jackie died, Homa moved to Naples where he led an active life for the last 2 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church Naples. He never met a stranger and was friendly to all.
Homa was born in Ft. Worth Texas in 1932, went to Paschal High School and played on a state championship baseball team. He then went to Baylor University and met Jackie. They married and taught together at San Marcos Academy, then in schools in Houston and Beaumont. As a lifelong teacher, he even substitute taught in the Collier County Public schools many times over his 2 years here, even in his 85th year. He was honored as Teacher of the Year in Beaumont in 1983 and later received awards from the Science Teachers Association of Texas and the National Science Teachers Association for his great work in the science profession. He also was a coach and referee.
After retiring from teaching, Homa was a school sales rep for a couple of science companies, living in Atlanta, Orlando, and Ridgeland, MS. He and Jackie were active members at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison, MS.
Homa leaves a Christian legacy of leading his family in faith in Christ. He is survived by his son Byron (Lynn) of White House, TN; daughter Pam Cole (Terry) of Naples, 4 grandchildren Chris (Sherri) Hill, Mary Ann (Joe) Perdue, Andy (Heather) Cole, Stephanie (Clint) Lamberth and 11 great grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for October 5, 2019 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church's Chapel. Donations in memory of Homa can be made to First Baptist Church, Youth Camp Scholarships, 3000 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples, FL 34109.