James Hiller

Obituary of James Joseph Hiller

James Joseph (Jim) Hiller passed away on November 30, 2022, with Beverly (Bev), his wife of 53 years, by his side. 

Jim was born in Detroit, MI, on December 16, 1944, the son of the late Melvin J. Hiller and Marjorie Marie Weston and grew up in Yale, MI.  He is preceded in death by his younger brother Michael Hiller.  Jim and Bev moved to Florida in 1998 and moved to Kings Point (FL) in 2013.

Jim is survived by his two devoted daughters and their families: Kellie Hiller Kuhn (Tom Kuhn) and Sara Hiller Wallon (Randy Wallon), and 7 grandchildren.

Jim worked as a life insurance agent and General Manager for 52 years.  He had a keen sense about people and was passionate about serving the needs of his clients. He was a dedicated and reliable employee of National Life and Accident Insurance Co., American General Life Insurance Co., and. and Gleaner Life Insurance Society.

Jim was an insatiable practical joker and loved to talk about the world travel he and Bev enjoyed.  They traveled all over the world to places like Israel, Australia, Vanuatu, Singapore, and Italy.  Jim even sailed to Cuba with friends in 2006.  Jim enjoyed scuba diving, golfing, sporting clays, and was an advocate for second amendment rights.

Jim was a practicing Catholic and an avid volunteer.  He served as a volunteer probation officer (MI), elected as precinct delegate of the Republican Party (MI), was President of the Kiwanis Club (Garden City, MI), Volunteer ambulance driver (Sun City, FL), VP of the Bay Area Arbor (Sun City, FL), and was a past master of the Masonic Desota Lodge (FL).

A Mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church (Sun City, FL) will be held on December 19th at 10:00 am with a luncheon to directly follow at the Kings Point North Club in the Waterside Room.  Friends and family welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lifepath Hospice of Ruskin, FL.

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