James W. Hillis Jr., age 70, passed away on September 29, 2022, in Bandera Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to James Sr. and Delfina Hillis on August 4, 1952. He married Regina King on January 10, 1976, in San Antonio, Texas.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the U.S. Navy. He spent most of his career as an R.V. mechanic.
James was a fun loving, family oriented individual. His love for his wife, kids, grandkids, and dog Sugar is what motivated him to push through many obstacles and struggles to provide for his family. He was a decisive man with strong beliefs that loved to play around, often times getting the biggest kick out of his own jokes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Delfina Hillis.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Regina Hillis; children: Robert and wife, Gina; Patrick and wife, Allison; J.J. Bryant; grandchildren, Clarissa Hillis, Zac Bryant, Jacob Hillis, Felicity Bryant, Rylie Hillis, Levi Hillis, Garret Hillis as well as 2 brothers, 1 sister, and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, October 3rd 5-7 pm followed by the Rosary at 7pm at Grimes Funeral Home in Bandera, Texas.
Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 4th at 10am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bandera, Texas. Burial to follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery #3. Reception to follow at St. Stanislaus church hall.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel.