James W. “Jim” Hillock, 89, Kokomo, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 at his home in Kokomo.

He was born Dec. 29, 1929 in Sheridan, Ind. to James Lowell and Goldie C. (Dell) Hillock.

He married Shirley Scolding on Feb. 13, 1954 in England. She preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2004.

Mr. Hillock retired from the United States Air Force in 1974. After retirement, he continued to work for Civil Service for several years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Shirley and spending time with the Men’s huddle in Kokomo.

Survivors include his daughters, Shelia A. Smith of Kokomo, P. Elaine Hillock of Albuquerque, NM and Stephanie (Bobby) Baldwin of Galveston, Ind.; grandchildren, Natasha (Michael) Miller of Littleton, Colo., Zazza C. (Bart) Wenz of Phoenix, Ariz., Falisha C. (Ryan) Plake of Albuquerque, NM, Brandy Lee Smith of Amarillo, Texas, Chadwick W. (Donna) Smith of Americus, Ga., Chayce L. (Amy) Baldwin of Westfield, Ind., Caylob W. (Christina) Baldwin of Kokomo, Cyaleigha L. (Drew) Bolding of Kokomo and Cheyannah L. (Justin) Anderson of Galveston, Ind.; great-grandchildren Chance, Nichole, Ashley, Steven, Jade, Tylor, Winston, Vasa, Caden, Sydney, Greyson, Macie, Jax, Brooks, Kali, Kaiden James, Quinn, Cohen, Everett and Maverik; and one great-great-grandson on the way, Tripp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, two brothers, two sisters and one great-grandchild Ashley.

A celebration of Jim’s life is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Pastor Charles Riley officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com