Funeral service for James “Jim” Hilliard, age 68, of Garland, TX will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Black Oak Baptist Church, Como with Dr. Mike Wells and Rev. Kevin Craig officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Black Oak Cemetery with Cornelio Solis, Salustio Solis, Marlon Jones, Buddy Gore, Jeremy Hudson and Joe Miller serving as pallbearers. There will be no formal visitation. Mr. Hilliard passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Encompass Rehab of Richardson.
Jim was born on July 3, 1951 in Portales, NM to James and Wanda Hilliard. He married Phyllis Earhart in Garland, Texas on April 5, 1985. Jim served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from Texas Instruments. Jim was a member of Parkside Baptist Church in Mesquite, TX.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, Brandon Hilliard of Kansas, Jeremy Hudson of Little Elm; five grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Littlejohn and Orlene Martin of Amarillo.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.