Herman E. Hill

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM.

Herman E. “Buddy” Hill, 76, of New Bern, died Monday, March 11, 2013.

He was born in the Pactolus community of Pitt County. After graduating high school in May 1954, he joined the Air Force, retiring after 22 years. He worked part time for eight months at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, and in 1978 started at Cherry Point as a warehouse person, retiring in 1991. He also worked for Avis, National, Hertz and Enterprise rental car companies.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pinewood Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda “Lou” Hardee Hill; three sons, James Hill of Goldsboro, John Hill of Dudley, and Jeffery Hill of Bartlett, Tenn.; one sister, Janie Hill Lute of Greenville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville.

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