Brandon Hillman Obituary (1950 – 2021) – Little River, SC

Brandon Everett Hillman

October 19, 1950 – June 4, 2021

Brandon Everett Hillman died unexpectedly while exercising at his Little River, SC home on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Brandon was born in Charlotte on October 19, 1950 to John Knox and Corallie Means Hillman. They preceded him in death, as did his older brother and mentor Knox Hillman Jr.

He is survived by his beloved sister, Mary Margaret Hillman Saunders (Wade); and devoted younger brother William Ross Hillman (Teri); as well as numerous devoted nieces and nephews and two namesakes, all heartbroken.

Brandon grew up in Concord, where he attended Concord City Schools and graduated from Concord High School in 1968. Sport has been a major focus his entire life, both as a star player and as a spectator. He was known on both the Concord Boys Club and Concord High School teams, and the friendships he made on both the bench and the field are his closest friends to this day. Brandon attended Hampden Sydney College for two years and then graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was his lifelong dream. His sales career has taken him to many places in the United States, but he has always considered Concord his home. He was loyal and devoted to his Concord friends and loved the beach get-togethers with his high school class.

Brandon was a true Bible scholar. He had a particular interest in Martin Luther but was able to cite hundreds of biblical references and passages and stories; that was part of his daily reading. Equally interested in the Boston Red Sox, he knew years of statistics, trivia, and strike averages and was most interested in sharing that information with anyone who listened! Brandon was intelligent, interesting, a wonderful storyteller, one of the nicest men you would ever hope to meet. He never stopped learning. He was never bored. He loved the beach. He loved music. He loved to sing old songs. He looked after his mother so well until she died at the age of 97. He took good care of himself and trained daily. He loved his family very much. He took the words of the Apostles’ Creed so seriously and was a very devout Christian.

Brandon Everett Hillman goes missing.

A funeral service for Brandon will be held in Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday, June 12th at 11 a.m. The family will greet friends in the cemetery after the service.

Wilkinson Funeral Home

Published by Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on June 9, 2021.

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