Tom was a resident of Marshall Co. for over 50 years. He retired from Pittsburgh/Airco Alloys/SKW. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving as a drill sergeant on the USMC Boxing Team.
He is survived by one sister, Fern King, of Benton; a brother, Ben Hillis, of Atkins, Ark.; one son, Richard Heitz, of Fla.; one daughter, Joyce Abernathy, of Branson, Mo.; 6 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, MaryLee Walker Hillis; and his parents, Freed and Faith Hillis of Ark., and an infant brother.
Graveside Funeral Services were held at the Marshall County Memory Gardens with Dr. J.T. Parrish officiating. Interment followed.