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Memorial Service

First Baptist Church, Herington
Saturday March 5th, 2022

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James "Terry" Hilliard

Terry’s life began on December 11, 1947, in Newbern, TN. He was the son of James Earl and Elizabeth (Featherston) Hilliard. Terry was a graduate of Newbern High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. He joined the United States Air Force after leaving college and served his country as Sargent in the Air Force. Terry was united in marriage to the love of his life Peggy Allen on February 14, 1971, at the Herington United Methodist Church. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad.   He also worked at Catlins IGA as their butcher. Terry spent most of his working life employed by Greeley Gas Co., as a Senior Corrosion Technician the forerunner to Atmos Energy from which he retired.  Family was always first to Terry and had no greater joy. He enjoyed his morning walks, keeping his lawn, cars and house in good order.  He helped deliver Meals on Wheels and was a member of The Civic Club.

Terry also loved music and had a wide and varied playlist. He is survived by his wife Peggy of Herington, sons Jamie (Angela) Hilliard of Topeka and Jeff (Shandi) Hilliard of Holton; grandchildren Jake Hilliard, Macey Treinen, Avery Hilliard, Cameron Treinen, Logan Treinen, Toby Leavendusky, Lauren Leavendusky, Shaye Leavendusky, Ty Hilliard, and Carlin Hilliard; and his sister Pam (Rick) Camp of Jackson, TN. Terry passed away on Friday February 25, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He is preceded in death by his parents. His family will gather with friends on Saturday March 5, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Herington for his memorial service led by Pastor Bryan Polin. Terry will be laid to rest in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Yazel Megli Funeral Homes, Herington is serving the family. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Peggy Hilliard for a memorial to be decided on at a later date. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Terry at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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Peggy and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God's comforting loving arms surround you and give you peace and comfort

Charleen Carlson Mar 5 2022 7:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Terry" Hilliard

Kerri, Jeff and Nicki Keller Mar 5 2022 3:30 PM

So sorry to hear about Terry, we were good buddies thru life, elementary and high school, Will sure miss him, prayers for Peggy and Jamie and Jeffry and families.

Al Wofford Mar 5 2022 9:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Terry" Hilliard

Kerri, Jeff and Nicki Keller Mar 5 2022 9:48 AM

So wish I could be there to say good bye to a special friend. You all have my sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Pam Thompson Mar 5 2022 12:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Terry" Hilliard

Susan Sims Kelts and Jay Davis Mar 4 2022 11:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Terry" Hilliard

Avery Hilliard Mar 4 2022 11:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Terry" Hilliard

Debbie Adams Wilson Mar 4 2022 12:15 AM

Peggy, My deepest condolences to you and your family. My heart breaks for you, with the loss of Terry. Many hugs and much love to you.

Lynn Salsbury Mar 2 2022 5:24 PM

Peggy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Please except my deepest condolences. Prayers for strength and comfort. 🙏

Pat Welch Mar 2 2022 2:55 PM

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