John Raymond Hillman, Sr., 92, of Fletcher passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his residence. Born in PA, he was a son of the late Emma Roberta Flower and Raymond Stanley Hillman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean Louise Thomas Hillman; and a brother, Charles Hillman.
John served in the US Navy as a photographer during WWII. He was employed by Kadet Photo Supply in Pittsburgh, PA as a sales manger until his retirement. He was a member of Avery’s Creek UMC and the Hominy Lodge A.F. & A.M. #491, Candler, NC. Prior to becoming ill, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a former Master Mason at Enon Valley Lodge #411, Enon Valley, PA. John was a long-time supporter of the Boy Scouts and received the Silver Beaver Award for his commitment to the program.
Survivors include his daughters, Joyce Hillman of the home, Janice Hillman of Simpsonville, SC, Judi Leinhouser and husband David of Allentown, PA; sons, John Hillman, Jr. and wife Bonnie of Allentown, PA and James Hillman of Monaca, PA; grandchildren, Jessica and husband Rob Fortney, Jamin and wife Erin Maradei, Kelsey Hillman, John and Claire Leinhauser; great-grandchildren, Jillian and Dominic Fortney, Adelaide Maradei, Kyleigh and Reese Finamore; sister-in-law, Frances Hillman of East Palestine, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews who enjoyed talking with Uncle Johnny.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Avery’s Creek UMC, 874 Glenn Bridge Rd. SE, Arden, NC 28704 with Chandler Ragland officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Honor Flight, 423 N King St. Hendersonville, NC 28792 or by Clicking Here.