Surman Everett Hill

July 16, 1928March 21, 2019

Surman Everett (S.E.) Hill, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away March 21, in Houston. He is survived by Katherine, his loving wife of 70 years, son Gary (wife Sally), daughter Jana Selchow (Bosco), grandsons Ben Hill (wife Meredith), Austin Hill (Ingrid), Jordan Selchow (Tiffany) and granddaughter, Meghan Dicks (Kevin), great granddaughter Hayes Selchow and soon to arrive, Kaylee Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents E.C. and Bertha Parrish Hill, plus five sisters and four brothers. Employed by Orkin Exterminating for 40-plus years, S.E. made it a point to attend his children's outside activities. A deacon at Houston's College Park Baptist Church, he especially enjoyed his years of volunteer work there. An avid reader and gardener S.E. found even greater joy being with his grandchildren. An ardent sports fan S.E. followed the Houston Astros and Dallas Cowboys. S.E. was born July 16, 1928 in Graham Chapel, Texas. The happiest day of his life was when he married Katherine Henry on Sept. 25, 1948, a union that lasted more than seven decades and enabled them to be a steady influence on their family. Visitation is from 6- 8 p.m. on Tuesday (March 26) at Settegast-Kopf at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Fwy in Sugar Land. Funeral service is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (March 27) at College Park Baptist Church, 7887 Beechnut. Burial to follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the College Park Baptist Youth Department.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Karen Muse

March 22, 2019

My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Except for the firecracker incident, I can't remember seeing him without a warm smile on his face.