Dan Floyd Hillard
January 7, 1943  -  September 22, 2017

Dan Floyd Hillard

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Ballard Funeral Chapel
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2:00 pm
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Dan Floyd Hillard, 74, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at home with family. He leaves behind his wife, Sharon Hillard; and children Kelly Hillard of Pryor, Oklahoma; David Hillard and wife Dana and children Sophia and Luke of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Dan Floyd Hillard II and sons Trey and Zach of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Shari Johnson and husband James and children Madison and Summer of Roswell New Mexico, and Sharla Lindsey and husband Tannon and children Xandria, Bailey and Maci of Roswell New Mexico. He leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Dan was born on January 7, 1943 and raised in Oklahoma first in Tulsa and later around the grand lake area. He is the son of Dan R Hillard and Rhetta Hillard both have preceded him in death, as well as two of his sisters.

Dan was a hard worker all his life. He became affiliated with the AFL-CIO union of operating engineers. He rose up and became a union organizer and worked hard and believed in being a part of the union. While being an organizer for the union he also was a carpenter and owned his own company. After retiring from organizing for the union he became an X-Ray tech for the pipelines that he helped become unionized. After he retired from that he went and bought a bait and convenience store in Winganon, Oklahoma where he earned the nickname Catfish Dan for his skills in fishing. Along the way, he joined the Masons and rose to earning his 33rd degree and becoming a Master Mason at the Masonic lodge. He also joined and became a Shriner. Being a Mason and a Shriner was something that he was very proud of.

A Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Ballard’s funeral home in Roswell New Mexico.


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  1. Artina
    new castle, NM

    Dear Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Its never pleasant when you lose someone you love in death, it seems as though your whole world is turned upside down. Losing your loved one and not having that one in your life anymore can be very devastating. It is my hope that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. I like to share this scripture with you, John 5:28, 29 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus] voice and come out, to a resurrection of life . What a joyful day that will be to see your dear loved one again. It will be a reality.
    For more information please go to jw.org.

  2. Lacy Bently
    Roswell, NM

    Sharla, losing a parent is one of the hardest times that you will ever face and just remember that he is with you everywhere you go and he will love through you and your family. I love you my friend and I am praying for you and your family.

  3. Amanda Kight
    Westport, OK

    Praying for the Hillard family and all those who loved Dan. I pray you find comfort during this difficult time.

    Rest peacefully in the arms of the Savior, Dan.

    Until we meet again,


  4. Kristy
    Evansville, IN

    Thank you for letting me work in bate shop. You and your family are awesome . Wish I could have seen you again. Sending hugs prayers

  5. beth Chandler
    Fairland, OK

    So SORRY for your loss Love and Prayers Russell Hope Darla and Beth

  6. The Luna's
    Silsbee, TX

    Prayers being sent to you and your family.

  7. AnnieB
    New Castle, DE

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. Please know that you friends and family are there for you during this difficult time. May your loving memories bring you a peace in the days ahead. Know to that God cares for you for he promises at Isaiah 41:10 that he will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.

  8. Dewayne Whitaker
    Winganon, OK

    Thanks Dan for showing me the smokin way on ribs and bait shop. You're a good guy. Good friend. You're going be missed by us here. We love you. Rip Dan.

  9. Ms,Kim L.Walker
    Winganon, OK

    Dan, you'll always be Dan the Man the smokin man, to me. You're in a wonderful place now. I'll miss you buddy. I can still see you smiling when you gave me the coffee cup. Bless you Dan. The Lord got another 👼. Love you bud. You're good friend. Rip

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