Robert Von Hilburn

March 23, 1937August 3, 2018

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Von Hilburn, age 81 of Cantonment, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, August 6, 2018 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel in Pensacola. Pastor Alan Harp will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the service Monday. Burial will be in Bayview Memorial Park in Pensacola. Mr. Hilburn was born March 23, 1937 in Andalusia, AL to Owen Hilburn and Christian Hilburn. He went to be with the Lord Friday, August 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM. Mr. Hilburn served our country in the US Army in the 82nd Airborne, as Military Police and Security Police in Germany. He retired from Armstrong World industries and worked for the company in Pensacola and Marietta, PA. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and belonged to the Rockie Branch Club and the Canoe Creek Club. Mr. Hilburn was a devoted family man and a member of the Cottage Hill Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his love of family, friends and life. He never met a stranger and would make friends anywhere he went. His witty and outgoing personality will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. Mr. Hilburn is survived by his wife of 59 ½ years: Alice Faye Smith Hilburn, his son Rockie Keith Hilburn, Sr.; daughter-in-law: LeeAnn Hilburn; four grandchildren: Brandy (George), Rockie, Jr., Matthew and Abbie (Jeff); five great grandchildren: Micheal, Trinity, McKenzie, Aubree and Gavin as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his son Robert Steven Hilburn. Mr. Hilburn’s family would like to extend their thanks to Woodlands Medical and to Covenant Care Hospice. Online condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 6, 2018

Robert Von Hilburn

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Ronald Ware

August 17, 2018

Lot of good memories that will never die starting with high school joined the service together he was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed

Sue & Rick Hunt

August 7, 2018

Armstrong lost the best Supervisor they ever had. He was very considerate of everyone, especially his folks that worked for him. I remember when Rocky his son started at Marietta and I said who is that, Bull said "he's my son".... I remember the Christmas parties, and always being invited.
Bull approached my husband one day and asked about going hunting with his wife on our land. Rick said sure.
He was so excited to hunt there, and after he moved back down south that's when we knew he really enjoyed hunting here. Every year we would get a great Christmas card from him with a letter of the buck or doe he shot that year and asked Rick what did you get? We will truly miss the Christmas cards, but know he is walking with the Lord and is at rest.

Bob Fishel

August 6, 2018

"Bull" was my first supervisor when I started my career at Armstrong. He was a great man and a caring person and he made a lasting impression on me. He will be missed.

Scott Elliott

August 5, 2018

Also worked with Bull at Armstrong. For sure he put his line people first. Always great to work for. He will be missed.

Butch Kinard

August 5, 2018

Worked with Bull at Marietta plant. He was a joy to be around. Bull always put his workers first even before himself. If Bull though someone could get hurt he did it. Bull was always looking around the line and we would sneak up behind him and goose him. He would reply cut that out and laugh. I have been honored to know this wonderful man. I always loved listening to his bass fishing stories especially when they involved a snake. Thanks for listening.