Harold E. Hillyer

Harold E. Hillyer, 93 of Sebring, Ohio, formerly of Grove City, Ohio passed away Tuesday June 20, 2017 at the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring after a short illness.  He was born a twin on December 24, 1923 in Trimble Twp., Athens County, Ohio to the late Joseph and Beatrice Phillips Hillyer.  After High School he spent time in Montana at a 3 c camp as a cowboy and truck driver before World War II broke out, he then enlisted in the Marines where he saw much action serving in Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, and Japan.  Most of his working life was spent at the Sohio Corporation and Refiners Transport as a truck driver.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Free Masons, serving twice as Wishful Master of the Capital City Lodge #656.  He was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and a member of the Columbus Shrine.  A lifelong member of the Grove City Methodist Church.  Harold enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing with his General Motors retiree friends, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

He is survived by 4 sons, James (Connie) Hillyer of Alliance, Harold Gary (Florence) Hillyer of Plain City, David Hillyer of Sebring, and Mark (Tyra) Hillyer of Mechanicstown; a sister, Mardell Campbell of Nelsonville; sisters-in-law, Pat (Gilbert) Hillyer of Lakewood, Washington and Norma Brown Pallo of Redtown; grandchildren, Jennifer Cook, Heidi (Frank) Salierno, Jessica Hillyer, Josh Hillyer, and Justin Hillyer; great grandchildren, Cody Cook, Leonard Cook, Elijah Salierno, Luca Salierno, Giovanni Salierno, and Marlee Majewski.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Brown Hillyer whom he married on March 2, 1946. She passed away April 15, 2013. Brothers, Howard and Jack Hillyer; and a sister, Pat Wagner.

A Masonic Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday June 27, 2017 with the funeral service immediately following at the Morrison Funeral Chapel, Glouster-Bishopville 6525 S. State Route 78, Glouster, Ohio 45732 with Rick Seiter officiating.  Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster where there will be a military graveside service conducted by the United States Marine Corps and the Combined Color Guard Unit.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  A comforting message may be sent to the family at www.morrisonfc.com.

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