Coy Smith Hillis, 73, of McMinnville died Wednesday at Alive Hospice of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Moose Lodge in McMinnville and a member of the VFW. Hillis was also a telephone factory worker.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymon Hillis and brother, Arie Hillis.
Survivors include two sons, Ron Hillis of Memphis and Ken Hillis of Wabash, Ind.; two grandchildren; his mother, Grace Harting of Indiana; sister, Marie Cline of Indiana, and brother, John Hillis of Indiana.
A graveside service will be today at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Centertown. Michael Hale will officiate. No visitation will be held.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 13, 2012