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ST. PAUL, VIRGINIA - William Harrison Hileman, Sr. (MR. BILL) was called home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from his home. He was born June 20, 1921 in Wise County, Virginia, son of the late John and Mary Greene Hileman. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Ruth Herndon Hileman; one son, Stevie Ray Hileman; and several brothers and sisters.
He worked 29 years as a coal miner and retired at the age of 73 from 27 years of service at St. Paul High School. He was loved tremendously by his co-workers at the St. Paul High School and highly respected by the students. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
"Dad, friend, confidant he was everything to us. Humble, kind, gracious, most wonderful Dad a child could hope to have. He was a man to be admired; always ready to lend a hand, firm when needed to be, but gentle as a lamb. Our wonderful Dad is in Heaven with his soul mate - his precious Annie, resting in the arms of Jesus. Dad will be missed more than any words can express, but we will rest with our blessed assurance that we will meet again. We love you Daddy!"
He is survived by one sister, Gracie Mabrey of Richmond, Virginia; four daughters, Marie Johnson of St. Paul, Virginia, Shirley Akers and friend, Gary Surratt of St. Paul, Virginia, Connie Ryon of Dandridge, Tennessee, and Shelia Salyer and husband, Dwight of Castlewood, Virginia; five sons, William Hileman, Jr. and wife, Patricia of Castlewood, Virginia, Blaine Hileman and wife, Shirley of Castlewood, Virginia, Roger Hileman and wife, Corine of St. Paul, Virginia, Danny Hileman and friend, Dorothy Meade of St. Paul, Virginia, and Carlos Hileman and wife, Mary of Coeburn, Virginia; twenty three grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for William Harrison Hileman, Sr. (MR. BILL) will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Castlewood Funeral Home Chapel, Castlewood, Virginia with Rev. Dwight Salyer officiating. Committal Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 in the Family Cemetery, St. Paul, Virginia. Family and Friends will meet at the funeral home and go in procession to the cemetery leaving at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Pallbearers will be Michael Salyer, Mark Salyer, Billy Hileman, Kevin Hileman, Kenneth Hileman, Matthew Hileman, and Josh Hileman.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia. On line condolences may be sent to the Hileman family through our website and a video tribute may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.