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Ronald Wayne Hillis, 60
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Ronald Wayne Hillis, 60, a McMinnville, resident and Schaumburg, Illinois native, was born Feb. 23, 1961 and died Oct. 7 at Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.

He was retired with the City of McMinnville as a heavy machine operator, a member of Dayspring Community Church, and the son of a special mother, Nancy Davis of McMinnville, and the late Harvey B. Hillis. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by brother Harvey Butch Hillis.

Hillis is survived by wife Rhonda Hillis of McMinnville, brothers Donnie Hillis of McMinnville, and Jimmy McGonigal of Colorado, sisters Sharon Muzard of Illinois, Pam Hillis of Cookeville, and Jodie Worth of Florida, several very much-loved special nieces and nephews, Paten Walker, Chevy Ware, Blake Walker, Dillion (Kaci) Morton, Chris Walker, and Tracy Turner, and mother-in-law Sara Richardson of McMinnville.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Warren County with Charlie Dodd officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 10, 2021