Florida College Remembers Board Emeritus “E.B.” Hill

May 15, 2013

On Friday evening, May 3, Florida College Board Emeritus Erwart Brown Hill passed away at the age of 93 in his home of Winter Park, Fla. Born in McMinnville, Tenn. in 1919, “E.B.” Hill served in Europe during World War II and worked as a general contractor in the Orlando, Maitland and Winter Park area during the ‘60s and ‘70s. During that time he also served as an elder at the Par Avenue church in the Orlando area.

Members of the Florida College family will most remember him as a member of the College’s Board of Directors from 1960 to 1993. Mr. Hill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Elva, his three sons, Mark, Phillip and Timothy, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

President Emeritus Bob Owen and President Emeritus Colly Caldwell were both close friends to the Hill family and were present at his memorial.

“He was always kind and gracious,” said Caldwell. “But firm in his convictions and dedicated to faithfully serving the Lord and seeking His will in every decision.”

“No mention of Brown Hill is complete without a note about his love and care for his wife, Mary Elva,” remarked Owen. “They were both role models for mutual affection and care. They loved their three boys dearly.”