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D.B. Hilliard

October 6, 1942 — October 1, 2023

Randleman

D.B. Hilliard, Jr., 80, passed away at home October 1, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born October 6, 1942 to D.B. Hilliard, Sr, and Nannie Hancock Hilliard in Guilford County, NC.

D.B. graduated from Randleman High School in 1960 and attended Campbell College from 1960-1962. He was a proud veteran of the US Army having served in Vietnam 1964-1966. In 1968 he was voted as Randleman’s Young Man of the Year. D.B. was a beloved little league coach and his team won the Little League World Series. He worked at the family lumberyard, Hilliard Brothers Lumber. D.B. spent many years on the road as a long-haul trucker, working for Pilot Freight and ABF. He drove over 3 million miles – accident free. When he was home, he enjoyed spending time traveling with his family. He could be found tending to his flower gardens, cheering on the Braves, or watching NASCAR – his favorite being Dale Earnhardt.

D.B. is survived by his children, Denise Hilliard Johnson (Dennis)of Asheboro, Jennifer Hilliard Walsh (Ray) of Eugene, OR, Brad Hilliard of Randleman; grandchildren, Courtney, Cody, Hannah of Asheboro, Olivia, Owen of Eugene, OR; great-grandchildren, Aadyn, Christopher, Natalie; twin sister, Jennette Morris of Independence, VA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia Edwards Hilliard; brothers, Cecil Hilliard, Ray Hilliard; and his faithful canine companions, Pixie and Brutus.

The Hilliard family would like to give a special thanks to Lannette White, Paige Kessler, Marie Toomes, Amy Ramsey, Tiffany Davis, for the love and care they provided to D.B.

The Hilliard family will receive friends on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 11:30 am - 12:45 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St in Randleman. Funeral services will follow at 1 pm in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Reverend Joel Bartz and Rev. Carol Hunter. Randolph County Honor Guard will provide Military Honors.

Memorials may be made in D.B.’s name to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516

Pugh Funeral Home is serving the Hilliard family.

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