June 7, 1935 - July 29, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Visitation Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM at Vernon Funeral Home
Victor Eugene “Gene” Hildreth,80, of Urbana, passed away, July 29, 2015 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 7, 1935 in Woodstock. Gene graduated from Woodstock High School. He retired from Howard Bond Paper Mill as a foreman in receiving. He was a member of the Urbana First Baptist Church. Gene was an avid toy collector and attender of fairs, flea markets and garage sales.
Gene was a wonderful role model as a husband, father and grandfather.
Gene is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Josephine (Jackson) Hildreth; son Jeff Hildreth; daughter, Cathy S. (Del) Moses; brothers, Richard and Robert Hildreth; sisters, Rose Patrick and Bonnie Crosier; grandchildren, Kiley Horn, Mike Horn, Jamie McMurry, Joshua Hildreth, April Moses, Amey Moses, Audrey Holycross and Kimberly Moses; great grandchildren, Madisyn Horn, Marissa Horn, Delanie Horn, Zaidan Johnson, Kairi Mayeaux, Owen McMurry, Averie Hildreth, Courtney Brumbaugh, Alizan Holycross, Abby Holycross and Laine Moses.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul D. and Kathryn Edith (Hayes) Hildreth and sister, Marjorie Cason.
The family would like to thank Urbana Paramedics, Mercy Memorial ER Staff and Springfield Regional Staff for his excellent care. Special thanks to Dr. Ashfaf.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Pastor Brian Wonn and Pastor Clifford Kissinger officiating. Family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Woodstock Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
So sorry for your loss. Uncle Gene will missed. Alot of great memories. Lots of love and prayers for you all. Lots of love and prayers for you all. Bob & Deana