Harry Lee Hillery, age 78, of Bluff City, TN, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. He was a member of the Windsor Ave Presbyterian Church and also involved with the Special Friendship class at First Presbyterian Church, Florida Ave, Bristol, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Hillery, and his mother, Edna Wood Hillery. He is survived by his brother, Porter Hillery of Bluff City TN; his sister, Kathy Langdon of Muncie, IN; his housemate, Rickey; his “sweetie”, Jana; special friends, Jo Ann Hopkins, Miranda Eck, Paige Evans, Amber Greer, Ralph Parnow, and Jennifer Guinn. As well as his many friends at Frontier Industries of Bristol & Residential Services.
Harry loved the Lord and had a strong faith in the power of prayer. He lived out 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
He often would ask anyone he encountered, even strangers, “You been praying ’bout me?”, “You put me on your prayer list at church? I put you on mine.” Harry never met a stranger and loved talking to people. He would proudly show off his scrub uniforms he wore on a daily basis. He would point to the name on the jacket and talk about that doctor. He really loved Dr. Grat Correll and his staff, who often provided Harry with some of his beloved scrubs.
Harry enjoyed church and being an active member. He loved ringing the bell for services and singing (often very loudly) his favorite songs such as I’ll Fly Away and When the Roll is Called Up Yonder. When his minister was asked to identify some natural supports in the church for Harry, the minister responded that everyone loved him so much, the entire church could be considered natural supports.
A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Shipley Cemetery with Rev. Sam Weddington officiating.
Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.