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700 Heckle Blvd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 329-4141
Fax: (803) 366-6248
Jerry Hilaman

Jerry L. Hilaman

Sunday, October 12th, 1952 - Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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Jerry L. Hilaman of 2164 Ebinport Road in Rock Hill, SC, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2019 surrounded by those who loved him deeply.

He was the father of Makenzie L. Hilaman of Rock Hill, whom he adored completely; a son, J. Matt Hilaman of Springfield, GA; and grandson, Trace Hilaman of Bluffton, SC. He leaves behind brothers, Terry (Lois) Hilaman of Wakeman, OH and Gordon (Kaye) Hilaman of Clarksville, OH; along with many nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard "Keith" and Margaret Hilaman; a sister, Sue Schmidt; and nephews, Ty and Shawn Hilaman of Wakeman.

Jerry was born in Norwalk, OH on Oct. 12, 1952. He grew up working horses with his family and would later become a talented basketball player, and an exceptional home builder. He built his first home in Ohio at the young after of 18. Jerry later started a custom home building business in Hilton Head, SC and became a lover of saltwater fishing, boating, and shrimping. He was most happy when spending time on the water.

He will be greatly missed by his most loved friend and companion, Amy, with whom he found the utmost happiness; his best friends, Mark and Peggy, Sherri and Morris, Renee and Lester, Wanda and John, Rita and Haley, Dawn, Jodi, Robert, Jean, Alan and his caregiver, Bonnie; along with many others. He was a kind, giving, honest, dependable man who never hesitated to help anyone. He will be greatly missed by his entire immediate and extended families.

The family will receive friends at the home of Bonnie Wright, 638 Bellview Road, Rock Hill, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jerry's memory to the American Cancer Society.

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Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Rock Hill (803.329.4141) is assisting the family.
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Patricia Strimpfel

Posted at 12:21pm
Ron and I went to high school with Jerry at Western Reserve in Collins, OH. Jerry was an outstanding athlete and I believe played sports year round, excelling especially in basketball. Jerry and his family, were the reason Ron and I ended up in South Carolina. We moved to Hilton Head in 1978 to start building here and over these last 40 years have raised our family here. Jerry was a truly kind and caring man who loved his family. May he rest in peace.

Ron and Pat Strimpfel

Bonnie Wright

Posted at 05:37am
Jerry was a great man, i loved him dearly.I miss taking care of him, it is so lonesome here at home without him. I miss him so much. I made a promise to him we would all take care of his precious daughter Kenzie, my Grandaughter we will. Jerry was and are loved by so many, you will always be with us. Jerry Catch some big fish up their. I love you. Bonnie

Adrian Hagen

Posted at 06:33pm
Adrian and Doris
We have fun memories of fishing with Jerry and Amy, catching sharks, sea trout and even a flounder! Using his unique porta-potty, pushing the boat through the shallow water and trying to net shrimp for bait!! Enjoyed his cooking and grilling skills also.
He was always very kind and understanding of us. Blessed be his memory!

Renee Watts Hovis

Posted at 02:04pm
Saying goodbye to Jerry is heartbreaking. Makenzie may you find comfort in all the special memories you two shared. Jerry was special to all of us and he will never be forgotten. Jerry will remain in our hearts forever.

Rita Barber

Posted at 11:13am
Jerry was one of the best men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I love him dearly! He was always there for their to help anyone that needed it, He built my front deck, my screened in back porch, my carport and intalled my water heater and never asked for one dime of labor. He was such a kind hearted man, never having anything bad to say about anyone. He will be missed by many!!
He will always hold a special place in my heart!

Rita Barber

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