Richard Dearl Hilyer

Published 4:40pm Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Richard Dearl Hilyer, 44, of Thorsby died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.

He was born on Wednesday, July 3, 1968, in Chilton County, son of Charles Hilyer and Joyce Dawson Hilyer.

He was mayor of Thorsby.

Surviving are his wife, Nicole Hilyer of Thorsby; two daughters, Ashlin Hilyer of Thorsby, Anna Grace Hilyer of Thorsby; father, Charles Hilyer; mother, Joyce Hilyer; brother, Dwayne Hilyer; sister, Danielle (Chuck) Easterling; nieces, Madison Easterling, Marisa Camarillo, Emily Wright; nephews, Charly Hilyer and Evan Wright; father and mother-in-law, Earnest and Pauline Parrish; sister and brother-in-law, Robin and David Wright; and best friend, Randall Higgins.

He was preceded in death by son, Aaron Hilyer.

Friends will be received from 5–8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Pates Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at Pates Chapel Baptist with the Rev. Marc Hodges, the Rev. Billy Wyatt and the Rev. Clint Harris officiating.

Interment will follow in Pates Chapel Baptist Cemetery in Jemison.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Thorsby’s Helen Jenkins Chapel Foundation. Donations can be made at Thorsby Town Hall at 21060 U.S. Highway 31, Thorsby, 35171.

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