Timothy Mark Hilliard was born on Nov. 8, 1943, to Donald Ray “Shorty” and Doris (Goodwin) Hilliard in Seminole, Oklahoma. Tim died on June 12, 2021, at his home of natural causes.
In 1956, the Hilliard family came to Moab during the height of the uranium boom where Shorty worked for Atlas Minerals. Tim graduated from Grand County High School in 1963.
In May of 1967, Tim entered the United States Air Force where he served four years during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on April 29, 1971. He attained the rank of Sgt. E4 and worked as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman.
Tim returned to Moab after his discharge from the Air Force and on May 26, 1972, he married Carol Ann “Cam” McElhaney. The family grew to include three sons: Ron, John and Don.
During the mid-1970s, Tim, Cam and four of their friends were members of “Days End,” a rock and roll/country band that played at local venues. Tim played drums and Cam sang backup vocals. Tim and Cam enjoyed riding motorcycles with Tim’s brother Don (Duck) and their many friends. Most weekends would find them enjoying riding and spending time together. In 1978, a tragic motorcycle accident took Cam’s life and left Tim as a single parent raising three young boys.
Tim worked most of his life as a truck driver and mechanic, working for McFarland-Hullinger trucking in Moab. After retiring from truck driving, he went to work as maintenance/groundskeeper at the Moab Golf Course. This was a great job for Tim because he loved to play golf. Another sport he enjoyed and played for many years was softball.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Shorty and Doris; his brother, Donald Hilliard; his sister, Linda Laxton; his wife, Cam; and his son, John. He is survived by his sons Ron and Don of Moab.
At Tim’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service at a later date. You may send condolences to the family at www.spanishvalleymortuary.com