2017-02-16 / Obituaries

John Hillock


John Hillock John Hillock John Arthur Hillock, 81, of Pickford, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie.

He was born February 4, 1936, to Merrill and Valarie Hillock in Sault Ste. Marie.

Mr. Hillock grew up in Pickford. He was graduated from Pickford High School in 1954. He attended Coyne Electrical School, from which he was graduated in August 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1961. He was working at Lipsett Chevrolet in Pickford, when he met Clara Mae Cottle. They were married June 8, 1963, at the Pickford Presbyterian Church.

After obtaining his electrical license in 1967, he owned and operated Hillock Electric for many years. In 1977, Mr. Hillock began working as the local electrical inspector for the State of Michigan. He retired in 1997.

He was active in the Pickford Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and also in many other positions in the church. He was also active in American Legion Post 363 since its formation.

He is survived by his wife, Clara; two sons and their families, Myron and Shawna Hillock of Gwinn and Dean and Kathleen Hillock of Negaunee; a daughter and her family, Sandra and Paul Boucher of Sault Ste. Marie; grandchildren, Ashley and Robert, Kyle, Steven, Eric, Katie, Courtney, Kevin, Abby, and Kimberly, and one great-grandchild, Brooklyn. He is also survived by two sisters and their families, Lorma and Lyle Ames of Pickford and Tucson, Arizona, and Carol O’Connor of Austin, Texas.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hillock was preceded in death by three brothers, Larry Hillock, Richard “Dick” Hillock, and Hartwell Hillock.

Services were Monday, February 13, at 1 p.m. at R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford.

Visitation was Sunday, February 12, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday, February 13, from noon to 1 p.m.

Burial was in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens in Bruce Township following the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the EUP, 308 West 6th Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.

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