Johnnie “Tubby” Hillyer

Johnnie W. “Tubby” Hillyer, 70, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa.
Johnnie was born on September 29, 1953, in Cuero, Texas, the son of John A. and Mary (Millspaugh) Hillyer.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed taking drives in the country to look at the crops and the countryside and watching action movies of all kinds. Johnnie was an excellent cook and enjoyed grilling. He had a love for animals and would take ones that needed a little extra help. Johnnie was united in marriage to Cindy Kendall on July 3, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy, his children, Nathan Hillyer, Dena Hillyer and Brent Hillyer, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, two brothers, Michael Millspaugh and Kenneth (Hope) Hillyer. Johnnie was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, James Hillyer and one sister, Jeannie Gee Hillyer.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Grant Cemetery, rural Rome. A memorial has been established in his memory. According to his wishes cremation has been entrusted to the care of Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant.