Ralph L. Hillyard,
Sr., 92, of Ft.Branch passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville, Indiana.
He was born August 17, 1915, the son of Earl and Effie Hillyard.
His wife of 67 years, Roberta
Belles, preceded him in death in 2003. In addition to his parents and wife, he
was also preceded in death by a brother Ishmael and stepmother Alice.
He was employed at Emge Packing Co., Ft.Branch, and retired after 47 years. He was a member of Meatcutters Local 172. He also worked with Stodghill Funeral Home. He was an active member of GeneralBaptistChurch serving as trustee, Sunday school teacher, and on
numerous committees. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts and Little League
He is survived by a daughter,
Julia Ann Sunderman and husband Donald of Evansville,
and a son, Ralph L. Hillyard, Jr. and wife Linda of
Ft. Branch; grandchildren Tracey Sunderman (Mark) Tebelman, Scott (Sharon) Sunderman, Christina Hillyard (Allen) Davis, and Stuart Hillyard
and Megan Zirkelbach, and eight great grandchildren.
Services will be conducted on
July 19, 2008 at at Stodghill Funeral Home
located on Hwy. 168 West in FortBranch, IN. Burial will be at WalnutHillCemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday
from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Stodghill Funeral