James W. Hillock

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James W. "Jim" Hillock, 89, of Kokomo, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at his home in Kokomo. Jim was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Sheridan, Indiana, to James Lowell and Goldie C. (Dell) Hillock. He married Shirley Scolding on Feb. 13, 1954, in England. She preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2004.
Jim retired from the United States Air Force in 1974. After retirement from the Air Force, he continued to work for Civil Service for several years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Shirley, and spending time with the Men's Huddle in Kokomo.
Surviving family include his daughters, Shelia A. Smith, of Kokomo, Indiana; P. Elaine Hillock, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Stephanie (Bobby) Baldwin, of Galveston, Indiana. Surviving grandchildren are Natasha (Michael) Miller, Littleton, Colorado; Zazza C. (Bart) Wenz, Phoenix, Arizona; Falisha C. (Ryan) Plake, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Brandy Lee Smith, Amarillo, Texas; Chadwick W. (Donna) Smith, Americus, Georgia; Chayce L. (Amy) Baldwin, Westfield, Indiana; Caylob W. (Christina) Baldwin, Kokomo, Indiana; Cyaleigha L. (Drew) Bolding, Kokomo, Indiana; and Cheyannah L. (Justin) Anderson, Galveston, Indiana. Surviving great-grandchildren include Chance, Nichole, Ashley, Steven, Jade, Tylor, Winston, Vasa, Caden, Sydney, Greyson, Macie, Jax, Brooks, Kali, Kaiden James, Quinn, Cohen, Everett, Maverik, and one great-great-grandson on the way, Tripp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, two brothers and two sisters and one great-grandchild, Ashley.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with Pastor Charles Riley officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com
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