William N. Hilliard

November 6, 1952October 12, 2013

William “Bill” Nelson Hilliard, 60, of Bunker Hill, WV, passed away, Saturday, October 12, 2013, peacefully in his home which he shared with his loving wife of 41 years, Deborah Ruth (DeHaven) Hilliard. Born November 6, 1952 in Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of the late George and Evelyn (Kerns) Hilliard. Bill graduated in 1970 from Shepherdstown High School. He went on to attend WVU and later worked for General Motors. On August 19, 1972, he married the love of his life, Debbie, and together they were owner/operators of HillHaven Dairy Farm in Pikeside for over 20 years. He served on the board of directors of FHA and Southern-States Co-op. He was a member of the Holstein Association, D.H.I.A., Farm Bureau, and was a proud supporter of local youth organizations, such as 4-H, FFA, and Berkeley County Youth Fair. Throughout his life he received many awards including, West Virginia State Farmer, and “Outstanding Farmer of the Year” by Potomac Edison. Bill was a dedicated family man, who loved the land because he was “Strong hearted, Strong handed, and Strong headed”. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Edward Walters, and a brother, Donald Hilliard. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Deborah R. (DeHaven) Hilliard; three sons, William Jason Hilliard and his fiance Bobbi Jo Jenkins, Zackary Arron Hilliard, and Marcus Nelson Hilliard and his wife Renee; Grandchildren, Natalie and Arron Hilliard, Dustin and Cheyenne Pierce, Aleister Trusty, Travis Martin, and Desiree and Mason Myers; two sisters, Linda Johnston and Kay Manor; and his ever faithful yorkie, Tike Hilliard. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday, from 6-8 PM at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Funeral Services will be held 1PM Thursday, October 17, 1013 at Rosedale Funeral Home with Rev. Bucky Chapman officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Johnston, Matt DeHaven, Scottie Dugan, Greg Ahalt, Ronald Griese, and Tom Shade. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnathon Dugan, Travis Martin, and Greg Shiley. Interment will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of William Hilliard to the Berkeley County Youth Fair Association, P.O. Box 1302, Martinsburg, WV 25402. Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Marcus Hilliard

October 13, 2014

1 year now dad.... still strong in my mind and heart! going to be moving into the new house here in a couple of days..still cant thank you enough for the great things that you and mom did for us!! Going Home Dad....back were we came from "Remember When"


Marcus Hilliard

August 24, 2014

Well its my birthday...Before I blow out my candles I wish that I could see/hear you one more time DAD! Things are moving along with the house we should be in within a month..Thank you dad/mom for everything that you have done and givin us. Love Marcus

Bobbie Jo Jenkins

March 5, 2014

you are always thought of often ....but you know that don't you ; )

marcus hilliard

March 2, 2014

I miss you dad! Almost 5 months later....

Alan Cooper

October 24, 2013

To the Hilliard Family sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Coopers

Kathryn Jetter

October 20, 2013

My condolences .Kathryn Waddell Jetter

October 18, 2013

Our sympathy to your family, Jason, and also to the Johnston family who we have known for years. So sorry for your loss. Dorothy and Dale Sullivan and family

joyce deputy

October 17, 2013


heather woollard

October 17, 2013

So sorry for your families loss. Hold onto and cherish all the memories.

Chad Linton

October 17, 2013

To the Hilliard Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. I have many fond memories of our times at the fair with the dairy cows, hogs, and calf scramble plus the times in the cattle barn during the fair. Those are memories that I will always cherish and know that your family is in my prayers. He was a great man that you can be proud to have had as a husband and father. I am glad I had the chance to know him and your family. The "dairy" family is a tight group in the panhandle, and we will always be that group regardless of where the world takes us. God bless.