Thomas A. Hillman, age 89, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021. He was born October 6, 1931 in Traverse City, MI the son of Eldon “Hap” and Claire (Corpes) Hillman.
Tom graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. He was then enlisted into the Air Force on 2/1/1951 in Battle Creek, MI and was discharged on 5/23/1952 at Pscoda AFB, Michigan. Tom was united in marriage to the love of his life, Joyce Smutek on January 31, 1953, and they spent over 50 wonderful years together. He worked as a Pressman at Cello Foil for 30 years, retiring in 1997.
Tom enjoyed camping, fishing, and watching Old Western Movies. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching baseball, and attending the Stan Musial World Series. His favorite thing to do was to listen to the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Lions on the radio. Tom was adventurous and would take many trips to Colorado, Florida, and The Grand Canyon with his wife, Joyce.
He is survived by his children, Tom Hillman, David Hillman, Kenneth (Margie) Hillman, Daniel (Kimberly) Hillman, and Eric Hillman; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; his parents; his children, Rodney (Gail) Hillman, Bruce Hillman, and Deb Hillman.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. With an additional Visitation on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Bachman Funeral Service.
A Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI.
Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com