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James W. “Jim” Hillock, 89, of Kokomo, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his home in Kokomo. Jim was born December 29, 1929 in Sheridan, Indiana to James Lowell and Goldie C. (Dell) Hillock. He married Shirley Scolding on February 13, 1954 in England. She preceded him in death on January 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, IN; P. Elaine Hillock of Albuquerque, NM; and Stephanie (Bobby) Baldwin of Galveston, IN. Surviving grandchildren, Natasha (Michael) Miller, Littleton, CO; Zazza C. (Bart) Wenz, Phoenix, AZ; Falisha C. (Ryan) Plake, Albuquerque, NM; Brandy Lee Smith, Amarillo, TX; Chadwick W. (Donna) Smith, Americus, GA; Chayce L. (Amy) Baldwin, Westfield, IN; Caylob W. (Christina) Baldwin, Kokomo, IN; Cyaleigha L. (Drew) Bolding, Kokomo, IN; and Cheyannah L. (Justin) Anderson, Galveston, IN. 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 is 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 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15th at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Pastor Charles Riley officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com