Earl D. Hillis (1924 - 2015)

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Earl D. Hillis, 90, 331 Renlow Park Road, Reynoldsville, died Wednesday morning, April 1, 2015, at his home.
Born Nov. 24, 1924, in Reynoldsville, he was a son of the late Edmund M. and Tressa M. Syphrit Hillis. He was married to Jean L. Zimmerman Hillis Dec. 25, 1946. She survives and lives in Reynoldsville.
Earl was a former employee of Armagost Steel of DuBois for 20 years and retired from Highway Equipment Co. of DuBois after 15 years of service.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a Private First Class during World War II.
Earl was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Reynoldsville.
He enjoyed traveling and camping, especially sitting around the campfire.
He is also survived by a son, Neal E. (Evelyn) Hillis of Reynoldsville; a daughter, Karen L. (Theodore) Horner of Reynoldsville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Maurice Hillis and a sister, Alma Pifer.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Jackson Street, Reynoldsville, with the Rev. James Steingass officiating. Burial will be in Syphrit Cemetery, Reynoldsville. Military honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to the Syphrit Cemetery Association, 579 Dickey Road, Reynoldsville, PA 15851 or Trinity Lutheran Church, 329 Jackson St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851.
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Snyder-D'Argy Funeral Home
206 Main St
Reynoldsville, PA 15851
(814) 653-8256
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Published in The Courier Express from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2015
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