WILLIAMSBURG – James Verlon Hite passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and friends, at the Williamsburg Hospice House on Monday, July 28, 2008.
He was born April 5, 1929, to John Porter and Oma Hite.
Verlon served for five years in the U.S. Air Force before moving his family to Williamsburg in 1954. He retired from Camp Peary after 30 years of service. He was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church and was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite past time was fishing with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved son, Steve Hite, and a brother, Jay Hite Jr. and his wife, Audrey, and brother-in-law, Bill Whitman.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 56 years, Faye; daughter and son-in-law, Verla and Peter Panayotis; his precious grandchildren, Sarah and Nick; two brothers, Billy, LaRue and his wife, Mildred; sister, Judy Johnson and husband, Tom; and sister, Pat Hogge and husband, Bobby; favorite nephew, Rick Hite; and sister-in-law, Joyce Whitman; nephew, Josh Whitman; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.
The family will hold visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Grace Baptist Church, 1013 Penniman Road, immediately followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the church. The family will have a gathering in his memory immediately following the service at the home of his daughter, Verla, at 126 Pasbehegh Drive, First Colony.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188, or the Williamsburg Rescue Squad.