Fred Hillard, 76 of Paris, MO, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at his home after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Hillard was born on February 15, 1936 in Shelby County, Missouri the son of Howard and Effie McElhoe Hillard. He married Patty Vance on September 4, 1959 in Moberly, MO. She survives at home. Other survivors include two sons, Brad (Cathy) Hillard of Paris, MO and Keith (Sharon) Hillard of Paris, MO; two grandsons, Levi (Lacy) Hillard and Tyler Mills, three step-grandchildren, Kaylee, Kimberlee and Matt (Amy)Perrine; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Liam Hillard; four step-grandchildren; one sister, Mary (Paul) Studer of Shelbina, MO and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Steve Hillard who passed away on August 29, 1985; two sisters, Janice Mott and Betty Rosenkrans and one brother, Bob Hillard.
He graduated from Shelbina High School in 1954. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Ft. Campbell Kentucky. He and his wife farmed and raised Simmental Cattle. He was employed by Monroe County Road and Bridge for 20 years and Wheeler Auction for 15 years. Mr. Hillard was a charter member of the Paris Jaycees and served as president of the Monroe County Fair Board for many years.
Fred was always the jokester of the family. He was always making others around him smile and everywhere you went, someone knew him.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Agnew Funeral Home with Bishop Harold Long and Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Paris or the Paris Senior Citizens Center.