American Veteran 02

Mr. Ricky S Hillard

April 24, 1980 ~ October 19, 2019 (age 39)

Obituary

Ricky S. Hillard was born in East St. Louis, Illinois to Ricky S. Hillard Sr. and Dawn Thurman (Hyde) on April 24, 1980.  Both parents and his stepfather Nelson Hyde preceded him in death.  He was raised in East St. Louis, Illinois where he graduated from East St. Louis Sr. High School and later joined The United States Army. 

During his service time, he served in The United States Army and the Army Reserves.  He did two tours overseas in Iraq and a deployment to Afghanistan. 

He received various certificates for his service that he was very proud of. Rick was a fun, loving, good hearted and very generous person.  He was also a very talented artist.  He loved to cook and treat himself to nice gifts.  He was a joy to have around.  HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED by his sense of humor.  HE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED.  

He leaves to cherish his memories: his two children; Derrick Brooks and Kaziah Hillard; sisters, Tamara (Chris) Purley, Alicia Bingham; two brothers, Awtuane Thurman and Demarcus (Andrea) Thurman, ex-wife Ericka Hillard (whom always remained a constant help and a friend to him); a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 1, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Straightway Baptist Church
3300 Bond Avenue
East St. Louis, IL 62207

Funeral Service
Friday
November 1, 2019

11:00 AM
Straightway Baptist Church
3300 Bond Avenue
East St. Louis, IL 62207

Interment
Friday
November 1, 2019

1:30 PM
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sherdian Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125

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