Funeral service for Mr. Willis J. Hylemon, Jr., will be Friday, January 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church. The Rev. Keith Meadors will officiate and burial with military honors will be in Germany Mountain Cemetery. Mr. Hylemon will lie in state at the church from 12-1 p.m. He passed away January 20, 2014 at his residence. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Childersburg and retired from Kimberly-Clark where he was a supervisor. He is preceded in death by his mother, Inez Connell. He is survived by his sisters, Minda Champion of Talladega, Jimmy Faye Lowe of Texas, Jennie Mizzell of Goodwater, and Shirley Merck of Birmingham; aunts, Claudine Cheatwood of Montgomery and Christine Blankenship of Talladega; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5-8 p.m. at Curtis and Son Childersburg Chapel. Pallbearers will be Howard Smith, Michael Ray, Bill Kallenbach, Freddie Browning, Donald Kelley, Jason Grice. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Wesson, Tip Hickman, Robert Dillard, John Pody, and Edward Holley. The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Childersburg in Mr. Hylemon's name. Condolences may be offered online at www.curtisandsonfunerals.com Curtis and Son Funeral Home, Childersburg Chapel will direct the services.
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Published in The Daily Home on Jan. 23, 2014