BONHAM - Graveside services for John Allen Pilliod, 93, of Bonham will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in Fannin Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wise Funeral Home. Bro. Rick Edwards and Bro. Don Cofer will officiate. John passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 in Bonham.
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John was born Jan. 14, 1919 in Bonham, the son of Joseph Edgar Pilliod and Emma Lee Hail Pilliod. He attended school in Bonham. John married Ruby Cobb on Dec. 7, 1940 and she preceded him in death, Aug. 17, 2011. He was a longtime farmer and a member of the Farmer's Union. John was a member and Elder of First Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Joe Carroll Pilliod, a brother, Gene Pilliod and a sister, Mary Bearden.
John is survived by two grandchildren, Amanda Freitas and husband, Vitor and John David Pilliod and wife, Sharmin all of Bonham; great-grandchildren, Joe Daulton Pilliod, Jesse Delaney Pilliod and Lilia Graciela Freitas; sister, Francis Jestis of Dallas; daughter-in-law, Donna Pilliod of Bonham.
Pallbearers will be Donald Smithson, Mike Bearden, Ray Edwards, Malcolm Branch, L.B. Branch, Joe Millhollon and David Neal. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders of First Christian Church.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time, Wednesday at Wise Funeral Home. Online guest register www.wisefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Dec. 5, 2012