Richard Hillary Jr.(1941 - 2013)

Richard Arthur

"Dick" Hillary, Jr.

Asheville - Richard Arthur "Dick" Hillary, Jr., 73, a resident of Asheville for 37 years, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Mission Hospital.

Mr. Hillary was born Wednesday, April 9, 1941 in Binghamton, NY to the late Richard A. Hillary, Sr., and Ann Griffin Hillary. Mr. Hillary served in the United States Navy in Vietnam, and later retired from Steelcase Inc. He was a member of Oakley Baptist Church.

Mr. Hillary was also preceded in death by 2 of his sisters, Peggy Jenkins, and Barbara Bennett.

Survivors include his loving wife since August 31, 1964, Linda G. Hillary of the home; daughters, Susan A. Kittel and husband Dan of Mills River, and Christina M. Thompson and husband Rodney of Arden; sister, Lillian Brown of CA; and six grandchildren, Cody, Saige, Madison, Zachary, Hunter, and Tymber.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, December 7 at the Oakley Baptist Church with Pastor Thomas Pierce officiating. A visitation will be held for family and friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM prior.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

Funeral Home

Asheville Mortuary Services Inc
89-B Thompson Street Asheville, NC 28803

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 1, 2013