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Robert Hilliard

veteranFeb 29th, 1932 - Jul 17th, 2020

Funeral:  11 a.m. Wednesday July 22, 2020, at Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church, Cisne

Visitation:   4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home and 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at the church

Interment:  Cisne Cemetery

 

     Robert E. Hilliard, age 88, of Rinard, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, July 17, 2020, at his home.

     He was born February 29, 1932, at home in rural Wayne County, near Johnsonville, Illinois, the son of Chloris and Freda (Milner) Hilliard.  He was united in marriage to Marjorie McCracken on April 30, 1955, at the Elm Street Christian Church in Olney, and they have shared 65 wedding anniversaries with one another. 

     Robert was a lifetime farmer, and had driven a school bus for Flora in the past.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and managed the Company A 79th Engineering Construction Battalion.  As a dedicated member of Blue Point Free Will Baptist church since 1968, he was ordained into his current role as a deacon in 1976.  He loved his church family and actively served as a Sunday School teacher over the years.  Robert was always there to help family, friends, and neighbors, and would warmly greet others with a smile.  He was an all-around handyman who was especially skilled at woodworking, and enjoyed making and fixing all kinds of things.  He would put out a big garden, appreciated antiques, and most significantly he will be remembered for loving his family immeasurably.

     He is survived by his wife: Marjorie Hilliard of Rinard; a son: Bob (Beth) Hilliard of Rinard; a daughter: Connie (Roger) McGrew of Xenia; 5 grandchildren: Jessica (Andrew) Pennington, Kyle (Renae) Hilliard, Travis (Rachel) McGrew, Tyler (Sadie) McGrew, and Kendal (Ray) Sacchieri; 8 great-grandchildren: Bristol and Rawlings Pennington, Kason and Hayes Hilliard, Collins and Oliver McGrew, and Sam and Denver Sacchieri; also another great-grandchild now on-the-way; a sister: Dorothy (Gary) Courtright of Waters, Michigan; a grandson-in-law: Riley Young of Alabama; as well as 4 sisters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter: Jennifer Hilliard Young; and a brother: Archie Hilliard.

     A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 22, 2020, at Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church, Cisne.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 21, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.  Interment will be in Cisne Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors by Clay City American Legion Post 840 and Sailor Springs American Legion Post 230.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church Link Building Fund, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com

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Brenda Rinehart

July 17th

RIP Neighbor

Bill and Robin Atwood

July 17th

We are so very sorry for your loss. A great guy and wonderful family! They will continue to be his legacy for generations to come. Prayer of comfort.

Bill and Robin Atwood

July 17th

We are so very sorry for your loss. A great guy and wonderful family! They will continue to be his legacy for generations to come. Prayer of comfort.

Barb and Bruce Brown

July 17th

We are praying for all of your family. Heaven has gained an angel.

Parvin and Carolyn murbarger

July 17th

Condolences to the family

Steve and Nancy Mink

July 17th

So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who loves him.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

July 18th

We are so sorry for your loss.

Brenda Horner

July 18th

I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Lorie (Conard) Freeman

July 18th

I am thinking of you and praying for your family during this difficult time.

Wayne and Diane Becker

July 19th

So sorry to hear about your Dad Bob our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

Don, Jane and Darren Delaney

July 18th

To the family, we are so sorry for your loss. Robert Hilliard was a wonderful man and friend to all. Our thougjts and prayers are with your family during this sadness. Hoping the memories of times past fill your hearts forever with joy.

Athena Hahn

July 19th

So very sorry for your loss prayers for your family

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

July 19th

So sorry for your loss. I know your father will be missed!

Lyn Waller

July 19th

I am very sorry for all of the family, and for all of us who remain here without this wonderful man. We were all blessed to have him in our lives. He will be greatly missed! I know he is worshiping at the feet of his Lord and I pray that offers you all peace. I am praying the Holy Spirit provides you all with the comfort that only He can give. Lots of love to each of you.

Craig Clark

July 19th

You will be missed at the feller reunion and driving by your home on the way home from work i always looked forward to talking to you

Russell and Denise Anderson

July 19th

Our prayers with the Hillard family at this time. Sorry for your loss.

So sorry to hear about the passing away of Robert.prayers for the family

July 19th

Brenda (Cantrell) Jones

July 19th

Connie - I'm very sorry to learn of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Terry Igert

July 19th

We ate so sorry to hear about Bob! We will be praying for you all!!!

Larry and Donna Milner

July 20th

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.

Vickie and Mike Neuman

July 19th

We will miss him being on this earth and will never forget him. Our condolences to his dear family.

Rob & Angie McKnight

July 19th

So sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers of comfort are with each of you.

Mary Reynolds

July 19th

My condolences to the family...

Terri Glaspy Evans

July 19th

My thoughts and prayers are with you as your family walks through the difficult days ahead. Take care and God be with you.

Dennis and Sue Hampsten

July 19th

We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you at this time. Many blessings of love go out.

Rick and Sherry Gibbs

July 19th

Bob,Beth, and family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the Lord bless each of you at this time and give you peace and comfort.

Bill and Charlene Gilmore

July 19th

Sending prayers for the family. Robert will always be remembered by all that knew him. Great man

Charlie and Patty Peters

July 20th

Our deepest sympathies. You're all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Reneé Harris

July 20th

So sorry Connie to hear of your father’s passing. Maybe it won’t be too long until you’re reunited again ... when Jesus returns! Our prayers are with you! God bless you and your family!

Bob and Marlene Smith

July 20th

We will miss that smiling face and his laugh!! Our sympathy to Margie and family.

Bryan & Gayla Land

July 20th

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Bruce & Donna Gansauer

July 20th

What a wonderful man he was! Our deepest sympathy - thoughts & prayers for the whole family.

Larry and Linda Cook

July 20th

He was a great man and will be missed! He is now enjoying being in the presence of the one he has so faithfully served for so many years! Hold to the memories you have as a family and you will always have him in your heart and with you! We have lots of good memories spent with your family. We love you all and are praying for you!

Josephine Brown-Linda Brown

July 20th

Marjorie, sorry to have heard that Robert passed. I know everyone down there will miss him so very much. Still remember his 80th birthday party, and the time Merle, Linda, and I just dropped in on you one Saturday. Those times will always be remembered by us. May God give you the strength to get you through this loss. Love, Jo and Linda

Alan Buck

July 20th

Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Bill & Chris Thompson

July 21st

So very sorry for your loss. Robert will be missed! What a sweet sweet man! Couldn't of asked for anyone nicer! Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Roberta Schnepper

July 21st

I am so sorry to hear of Robert's passing. He was a good neighbor.

Joe and Jane Gilliland

July 22nd

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Robert. He always had a warm smile and a sincere and hardy laugh. We are keeping you in our prayers. As his great granddaughter, Bristol, said to me just yesterday..with the same sincere smile as her great grandpa and with excitement in her voice....”Gramps gets to be in heaven with Jesus for always and he gets to run on streets of GOLD!!” I pray that will give you all some comfort in knowing he has passed on his faith to his family and you will all be reunited again someday and run with him on those gold streets! 🙏🏻

Sam and Ramona Anderson

July 21st

Robert was one of the nicest persons I have ever met. He was our bus driver for several years and always waited on each one of us running to catch the bus. Later in life I was part of the Hilliard family for a very short time. Prayers for the family at this time and for many days to come. RIP Bob...you will always be remembered by the Behnke siblings.

Landon and Kaitlyn Eade

July 21st

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of need.

Steve and Cindy Valbert

July 21st

Our sincerest condolences. What a wonderful life lived.

Randy and Kay Miller

July 26th

Sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful witness for Christ. May God bless you with His comfort.

Diana Kuhlig Hatton

July 31st

Just hearing of Bob's death and want to share my love to the family. Will always remember the great times we had together in our younger years. My thoughts and prayers to you as you move forward in this earthly life without Bob.

 

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