Bob “Boppie” Hillman,78 of Carlisle, gained his angel wings and passed away peacefully in his home on November 18,2022 surrounded by family and friends. He loved his wife of 60 years and his family. He farmed for 59 years and worked hard every day. Bob loved his church and the Masonic Lodge and served on many boards in the church and community. He loved volunteering at the school doing whatever he could to make things better for the students and community by rebuilding the football, baseball, softball fields, gymnasiums, and campus' so our Carlisle Bison could have the best facilities possible to practice and compete on. The students affectionately called him Mr. Bob, which he loved. He will be missed but his legacy lives on in the playing fields we use today.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Evelyn (Dyer) Hillman; son, Paul Hillman; siblings, Bill, Margaret, Eddie and Benny and nephew, Dale. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Jackson Hillman; son, John (Missy) Hillman; grandchildren, Clayton (Bailey) Hillman, Sydney (Dawson) Long, Callie Hillman, Erin (Turner) Moody and Jana (Jacob) Cagle; bonus grandchildren, Jared (Lindsey) Jackson, Shea Jackson and Lexi LaFleur; great-grandchildren, Thomas, Elliott, and Addi; nieces and nephews, Anita, Pam, Ken, Karen and Mike; brothers-in-law, Billy and Jim along with a host of great nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Carlisle First United Methodist Church with a visitation beginning at 10 am. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Carlisle First United Methodist Church or a one time scholarship to Carlisle Public Schools in Robert’s honor.