Patrick L. "Pat" Hillard

Born: Sat., Oct. 12, 1940
Died: Tue., May 29, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 08, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jun. 09, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Patrick L. “Pat” Hillard, Age 77, of Robinson, IL died Tuesday May 29, 2018 at 12:39pm at his residence in Robinson following several months of failing health.

Born October 12, 1940 in Robinson, IL he was the son of James P. and Alberta M. (Smith) Hillard.  On February 15, 1964 he married Lovette (Johnson) and she preceded him in death March 5, 2016.

Pat was known for his kindness to others, his amazing patience, and his deep love for his family.  He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and always there for them.  Pat was deeply committed to his faith, which he embodied in every aspect of his life.  Pat was a passionate and ever-optimistic fan of the Cubs and Bears and looked forward to every game.  He also deeply loved his constant companion, Peanut, a dog that returned his love and devotion and provided much comfort after his wife passed away.

Pat was a 1958 graduate of Oblong High School, Oblong, IL and served in the US Airforce.  When he returned home he started working for Braford Supply Company in 1964 retiring in 2002.  He was a member of the Flat Rock Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Shelly Hillard, Robinson, IL; a daughter and son-in-law, Karin and Scott Root, CA.  Seven grandchildren: Nolan Hillard, James Hillard, Amber Hillard, Jennifer Alberda, Jackie Alberda, Jarid Root, and Jace Root and a sister-in-law, Janet Hillard, Titusville, PA, Dick and Betty (Johnson) Simons, Foster, RI, J.D. and Mary (Johnson) Spindler, Robinson, IL, Richard and Gail (Johnson) Hamilton, Springfield, IL, Linda (Johnson) Tergerson, Texas, and brother-in-law John “Mike” Burgand and special friend Lori Garber, Chillicothe, IL., and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Lovette Hillard, 2016, a brother John Scott “Pete” Hillard, 1994, and a brother-in-law Edward C. Johnson, 1997.

The funeral service will be Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Bro. Gene Beard officiating.  Visitation will be Friday June 8, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Flat Rock Free Methodist Church or the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Eric Johnson
   Posted Wed May 30, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Uncle Pat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jeff, Karin, and all of the families. Love, Eric and Tina Johnson

Yvonne Newlin
   Posted Mon June 04, 2018
Jeff, Shelly, James, Amber ---- So sorry in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Yvonne & family

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