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Bobby Gene Hilyer, Sr.

May 1, 1941 ~ June 23, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary

 

BOBBY GENE HILYER, SR., age 78 of Thorsby, passed away on June 23, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Birmingham, AL on May 1, 1941; the son of the late Ache Hilyer and the late Magnolia Littlefield Hilyer.

He was a former delivery driver. While out on the road he held the handle of the “Alabama Wild Man.” He enjoyed life in general. He loved being outside and the outdoors in general. He enjoyed watching NASCAR. He loved sports, and was privileged to be able to coach his children in baseball, basketball, and football while they were young.

He is survived by: Wife, Cecilia Hilyer of Thorsby; Son, Don Hilyer of Thorsby; Son, Billy Hilyer of Prattville; 9 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren; and Brother, Ricky Hilyer of Romulus, MI.

He is preceded in death by: Son, Bobby Gene Hilyer, Jr.; Parents, Ache and Magnolia Hilyer; and Brother, Bill Hilyer.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 2:00pm from the Chapel of Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton with Rev. Ken Wren and Rev. J. Aaron Ellison officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the Union Grove Community Cemetery in Jemison, AL.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Bobby’s memory to the Union Grove Baptist Church 11501 County Road 51 Jemison, Alabama 35085.

Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.

www.EllisonMemorialFuneralHome.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 28, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ellison Memorial Funeral Home
1709 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045

Funeral Service
Friday
June 28, 2019

2:00 PM
Ellison Memorial Funeral Home
1709 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045

Donations

Union Grove Baptist Church
11501 County Road 51, Jemison AL 35085

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