Richard H. Hillard

Richard Harvey Hillard, age 76, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. He was born April 5, 1945, in Eaton Rapids, the son of Bob and Bernice (White) Hillard. Richard grew up in rural Eaton Rapids and Olivet. He graduated from Olivet High School with the Class of 1963. Richard was a devoted family man and enjoyed getting together with others. He had a passion for all sports but was especially fond of bowling. Richard also enjoyed making trips to the casino and fishing at the family cabin on Narrow Lake. He retired after 42 faithful years of service from Owens-Illinois in Charlotte.
Richard is survived by his children, Richard Hillard Jr. of Charlotte, Melissa (Timm) Williams of Charlotte, Roger Hillard of Florida; significant other, Linda Brown; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Green; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tom Hillard, Dave Hillard; sisters, Marion (Paul) Smith and Marie (Garold) Griffin.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. Interment took place at Oakwood Cemetery in Eaton Rapids.
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The family is in the care of Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home of Charlotte.