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Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11th Avenue Blvd SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Jimmie Ray Killian

January 24, 1938July 14, 2020

Jimmie Ray Killian, 82, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Carolina Caring. He was born on January 24, 1938 to the late Paul Killian and Frances Sigmon Killian in Burke County. Jimmie was the owner and operator of Killian’s Service Center. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching baseball. Jimmie was a well-respected man in the community who would help anyone in need. He loved his family and friends and will be dearly missed. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Michael Killian, Robbie Killian; brother, Jerry Killian; and special friend, Ann Cole. Survivors include his daughter, Dottie Hudson of Hickory; son, Kenneth Kanipe and wife Donna of Newton; daughter-in-law, Kim Killian of Hickory; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandson; sister, Marie Mosteller; numerous nieces and nephews; and fur baby, Buster. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. on July 19, 2020 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church Mo-Synod Cemetery. Pastor Chris Harris will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to The American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bradley Killian
  • Leslie Killian
  • Eddie Thayer
  • Todd Johnson
  • John Isenhour
  • Justin Johnson
  • DONATIONS

  • The American Kidney Fund

Services

  • VISITATION

    Sunday, July 19, 2020

  • GRAVESIDE SERVICE

    Sunday, July 19, 2020

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