FREDERICKTOWN — Harry R. Hillier, 81, of Mount Gilead Road, Fredericktown, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Knox County to the late Ralph and Grace (Crawford) Hillier. Harry served in the U.S. Army and retired in 1988 after 25-plus years as a carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. After retirement, Harry worked for numerous auctioneers and most recently for Thomas Auction House in Fredericktown. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, where he had served on numerous committees and was a life member of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.
Harry belonged to the Wayne Grange, American Legion of Fredericktown and the Knox County Pomona Grange where he served many positions. Harry and his wife, Elaine served as the 2003 Parade Marshals for the Fredericktown Tomato Show; and in 2006, Harry and Elaine earned the Golden Deeds Award presented by the Mount Vernon Exchange Club for all of the volunteer work and service to their community.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elaine (Snow) Hillier; two daughters, Terri (Ed) Moore of Fredericktown and Cheryl White of Utica; four grandchildren, Heather Moore and fiancé Jordan Miller, Matt Moore, Justin White and Logan White; and a brother, Harold (Vivian) Hillier of Tipp City, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m., where friends may call one hour prior. The Rev. Keith Bohley will be officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Grange or the Fredericktown United Methodist Church Building Fund.
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