Gerold Odis Hilliard


Gerald O. Hillard, age 76, passed on Sept. 6, 2018. at his home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Hobart to Odis and Willie Reedy Hilliard. He worked as a cowboy and auctioneer in Hobart.
In January 1961, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving until 1964 with the 101st Airborne Division as a combat infantryman. After the Army, Gerald worked in the oil fields until he found his calling as a truck driver.
He married Rita K. Engel on June 8, 1985, in Monroe, Louisiana.
Survivors include his wife, Rita, of the home; stepsons John Engel and wife, Angie, and Brian Engel and wife, Johnna, all of Ada; five grandchildren, Andrew Ritchie, Colton Engel, Amelia Engel, Kylie Engel and Seaman Peyton Engel, USN; and two great-granddaughters, Bryndle and Dawsyn Engel.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
No services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army in the name of Gerald Hilliard.
Published on September 12, 2018
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