IRVING; Neil L. Hilliker, 86, of Versailles Road, Irving, died Monday, November 21st, 2016 at VA WNY Healthcare System, Buffalo, following a lengthy illness. He was born in the Town of Hanover on August 23, 1930, the son of the late Howard W. and Carmie (Pratt) Hilliker.
He attended Forestville Central School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as an Equipment Operator for the Operating Engineers Local #17 Lake View, for 10 years retiring in 1993. He was also a member of Local #66 Operating Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA and a self-employed Logger for 20 years. Mr. Hilliker was a member of the Cherry Creek Assembly of God Church and a Life Member of Samuel Cimino VFW Post #6472, Silver Creek. He enjoyed hunting, fishing & reading.
Survivors include his wife Eleanor (Ortel) Hilliker of Irving, whom he married on June 12, 1954 in the North Collins Congregational Church, a daughter, Susan (Billy) Huffer, of Williamsville; two sons Neil J. (Judy) Hilliker, of Silver Creek; Jeffrey (Colean) Hilliker, of Taylorsville, NC, three brothers, Ernest J. (Thelma) Hilliker, of Silver Creek; Carl (Connie) Hilliker, of Scottsdale, AZ; and David Hilliker, of Phoenix, AZ. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by 3 brothers Howard A. “Bite” Hilliker, Allen G. Hilliker and Park Hilliker.
There will be no visitation observed. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 6th at 1 pm from Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, 60 Buffalo Street, Silver Creek, with Rev. Michael Leamon, pastor officiating. Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Smith Mills Cemetery, Town of Hanover.
Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.