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John S. Hill

Thursday, December 6, 2018

John earned his PhD at the University of Wisconsin.

In his professional career, John was a professor of early American Literature at Ohio University and Illinois State University. John became Dean of the Graduate School at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in 1977. He later resumed full-time teaching at Texas State University.

After Lucy ‘s death in 2013, John lived independently in his home — driving, shopping, grilling, and taking care of his yard until just a few months before his death.

He had been active in San Marcos Rotary and various Texas State University organizations.

John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and Lucy. He is survived by two sons, John R. “Rob” Hill and his wife Elizabeth of St. Louis Park, Minnesota and their three children: Jack, Evan, and Alek, and Raymond R. “Ros” Hill and his wife Vikki of San Marcos, Texas and their three children: Brookney, Brandon, and Bailey.

John’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service in early 2019 in San Marcos, with burial to follow.

Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311.

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