Dr. Verl "Jack" John Hite Sr., 90 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Live Oak Village.
He was born on Tuesday, December 12, 1922, in LaPorte City, Iowa, son of the late Verl Henry and Lena Gregg Hite.
Dr. Hite was a Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University for over 30 years. He was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was also a member of the Hammond City Club and many other civic organizations.
Surviving are his sons & daughters-in-law, Verl John, Jr. and Debra Hite, James Michael and Juli Hite; daughter & son-in-law, Jill Marie Hite and Steve Worth; 6 grandchildren, Dylan, Nicholas and Cassandra Hite, Adam, Jeffrey, and Meggy Worth; great-grandchildren, Porter Hite, and Adair Worth.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Richardson Hite; brothers, Norman and William Hite; sisters, Frances Clark, and Doris Dinsdale.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.
Services will be held in the funeral home chapel in Hammond on Tuesday at 1:00 pm.
Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Mausoleum, Hammond, Louisiana.
The family would like the thank the staff of Live Oak Village for their loving care of their father.
An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.