William Edward "Bill" Hillman, 64, of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Rector, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at his home.
Born Nov. 29, 1937, in Fordyce, he retired after 40 years as a chemical engineer for Arizona Chemical Company. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Panama City.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jean (Oliver) Hillman of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Edward Oliver and Debbie Hillman of Baton Rouge, La.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie Renae and Steve Kinelski of Charlotte, N.C., and Lt. Sharon Nicole and First Lt. Chuck Holland of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three brothers, Harry J. Hillman of Monroe, La., Jerry Hillman of Chidester, Ark., and Carlton Hillman of Reno, Nev.; six sisters, Margie Aslin of Fort Worth, Texas, Janie Brown of Mountain Home, Rubie Hile of Fort Smith, Louise Pierce of Fordyce, Patsy Cunningham of Maumelle and Barbara Gill of Greenville, Tenn., and two granddaughters, Isabelle Hillman Reed and Grace Ella Hillman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Joshua Hillman and Bobbie Lee Meeks Hillman, and two sisters, Mozella Carter and Bobbie Jo Mason.
Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector under the direction of Irby Funeral Home of Rector. C. Ray Miller officiated.