3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Location: Unity Funeral Home
10:30 AM Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Location: Notre Dame Catholic Church
Neill was born April 3, 1938 in Breckenridge, Texas to Dale & Pauline Hitchcock. He left this life on October 12, 2016 at his home in Houston, Texas.
Neill was an adventurer, explorer, and world traveler. His occupations included oceanographer, electrical engineer, crew chief in geophysical/seismic research in many countries of South America and Africa, business owner, inventor, photographer. Early in his
career he became involved in Antarctic and Atlantic exploration and served aboard the Eltanin and the Arctic Seal ships in the early 1960s in conjunction with an international team of scientists for the National Science Foundation.
He was in the Core of Cadets at Texas A & M University, where he instructed other students in Scuba Diving, one of his favorite hobbies. His love of the world above and below the surface of the waters lead him to explore some the last uncharted places.
Neill is survived by his wife, Angelica Hortencia Hitchcock; a sister; Paula Hitchcock; his children: Renée Shippey, Bill Hitchcock, Neill Hitchcock II, Carlos Alvarado, Maria Schmitt, Bettina Ferris and Ariel Ramirez.
His children have given him 15 grandchildren: Jerry and Kevin Broome, Dale and Elliot Hitchcock; Pyeatt, Colin, and Nubia Hitchcock; Dylan, Megan, and Kaitlyn Ferris; Dominic Alvarado; Zachary Lujan and Ximena Johnston; Julianna Ramirez and Liam Ramirez.
Neill was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren: Lamar and Kaden Broome, and Nathan Mays; Addisyn and Owen Broome; Madelyn, Alexis, and Cadence Lujan; Mathiaus and Jacob Mitchuson.
Preceded in death by Blanca Nubia Lujan Hitchcock and friends Bill Green and Conrad Keys.
Survived by Marie Chapman Hitchcock Martch; lifelong friends Betty Keys, T. Richard Arnold, and Lynn David Cole.
Neill is deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by those he touched in this life.
___________________________________________________________________________ FOREST PARK WESTHEIMER CEMETERY burial arrangements notice
12800 WESTHEIMER ROAD, HOUSTON, TX 77077 | 281-497-2330
Neill P Hitchcock
April 3, 1938 - October 12, 2016
Burial arrangements under the direction of Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.