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Addison J. “A.J.” Hilliard

January 4, 1926 –
 April 21, 2023


Addison J. “A.J.” Hilliard was born on January 4 th , 1926, in Amory, Mississippi. A.J. departed this life on April 21 st , 2023, in Wilson, Oklahoma. A.J. was a proud WWII Navy Veteran. He owned and operated A.J. Hilliard HVAC in the Dallas area for four decades. You could always find him dancing, playing dominoes, or exercising at the Farmers Branch Senior Center. A.J. was a loyal Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers fan. He loved God, his family, friends, and country. He cherished his church family at First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch where he was a member of the congregation for over sixty years.

A.J. is survived by his four daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeanette and Don Klingler, M. Judy Willis, Toney Treadwell, and Terri and David Zettler. He is survived by grandchildren Kandice and Cody Sheffield, Carye and Aaron Abitz, John Wade and Christine Zettler, Taylor Treadwell, Haley Zettler, Kyle Treadwell, and Rachel Zettler; great-granddaughters Nicole Lovitt, Andi Zettler, and Ryley Thompson; and great-great-grandchildren Kinley and Axcel Scarberry. A.J. is also survived by his brother Charles Hilliard and many nieces and nephews. A.J. is preceded in death by his beloved wife Polly Hilliard; parents Addison and Effie Hilliard; siblings Q.R. Hilliard, Ruth Bennett, June Priddy, Lois Young, Franz Hilliard; sons-in-law Peyton Treadwell and Greg Willis.

Funeral Service:
Friday, April 28 th , 2023, 11:00 AM
North Dallas Funeral Home
2710 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75234
Brandon Twyfold, Officiating
Pallbearers: David Zettler, John Zettler, Kyle Treadwell, Cody Sheffield, Aaron Abitz, Barry
Young, Don Klinger, and Charles Hilliard

Gravesite Service:
Friday, April 28 th , 2023, 12:30 PM
Hilltop Memorial Park
1810 North Perry Rd
Carrollton, TX 75006

Thursday, April 27 th , 2023, 6:00-8:00 PM at North Dallas Funeral Home


April 27, 2023
6:00 pm –
 8:00 pm
North Dallas Funeral Home
2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75234


April 28, 2023
11:00 am
North Dallas Funeral Home
2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75234

Graveside Service

April 28, 2023
12:30 pm
Hilltop Memorial Park
1810 North Perry Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
    Kimberly Willis Hauser & Larry Hauser
    27 Apr 2023

    Judy and Family, we were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I’m sure Greg was there to meet AJ at the gates of Heaven. Love You All

    Deborah Knight
    28 Apr 2023

    I’m so sorry for you about A.J..’s home going. I’m so glad for him, he is in the presence of the Lord. What a glorious fact! We will miss A.J. at Carrollton Dance. He was a welcome addition on many dance floors. You are so blessed to have had him for so many years.

    Tony Pennington
    28 Apr 2023

    Terri, David, Wade, Toney, Kyle & ALL the Family,
    AJ will be missed. AJ’s smile and personality the trademark he left it with everyone he met. I am sure the reunion with Polly is a Grand Celebration. If there is a Coffee Shop in Heaven that is where AJ will meet up with Old Friends. May God’s Angels be a comfort to you all at this time.

    Love You All,
    Tony & Melony Pennington

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The Gillilands
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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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