Louie M. Hillis, 91, of Morrison passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 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 of McMinnville, Nathan (Erin) Hillis of Morrison, and Andrea (Caleb) Scheidler of Shelbyville, four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arzie and 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 including Blue Wing and Dillion Street 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 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at McMahan Cemetery. To leave online condolences, visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 28, 2021