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Louie M. Hillis

January 15, 1930 ~ November 24, 2021 (age 91)


Louie M. Hillis, 91, of Morrison passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at his home following an extended illness.

He is survived by his sons, Tim (Teresa) Hillis of Morrison and Steve (Sharon) Hillis of McMinnville; grandchildren, Amy (Eddie) Fults, Chris Byford (Stacy Turner) and Michael (Tina) Hillis McMinnville, Nathan (Erin) Hillis of Morrison and Andrea (Caleb) Scheidler of Shelbyville.  4 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by is parents, Arzie & Aletha Owen Hillis; his wives, Fay Violet Haley Hillis and Mary Nelle Elkins Hillis and his daughter, Patricia Ann Hillis.

Mr. Hillis was a member of the Baptist church and had pastored several churches includes Blue Wing and Dillion St. Baptist church.  He was a retired factory worker and farmer.

Louie was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War.  While there, he was a Prisoner of War being held captive for over three months.  He received a Purple Heart along with other medals from his time there.  His loyalty to his beloved country led him to be a member of the American Legion and he was the former Ex POW commander with the Alvin C. York chapter.

Graveside services with military honors will be 11 am Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at McMahan Cemetery.

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Graveside Service
November 30, 2021

11:00 AM
McMahan Cemetery

Cannon Co., Tn 37190

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