Ralph Elmer Hillis, 88, a McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native, was born Oct. 16, 1928 and died Feb. 6 at his residence.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, owner of H&H Nursery, member of Eastside Baptist Church and son of the late Russ and Jessie Maude Teeters Hillis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Steve Hillis; and two brothers, L.C. and Otto Hillis.
Mr. Hillis is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie Robb and James Higgins of Marietta, Ga., and Sherry and Paul Walker of McMinnville; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in High’s Chapel with Jim Hunt to officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at High’s. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or Warren County Relay for Life. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.