George Wayne Hillhouse, 76, longtime resident of Siloam Springs, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the Earlene Howard Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale.
George was born on February 2, 1943 in Siloam Springs, a son of Robert Lee Hillhouse and Eula Mae Reynolds Hillhouse. He married Betty Ruth Coburn on September 29, 1961 in Siloam Springs. George worked many years for Bear Brand Hosiery and Citation before his retirement. He was a Past Master of Key #7 Masonic Lodge in Siloam Springs and had attended the Sanctuary Church in Lincoln. George enjoyed repairing clocks and watches.
He is survived by two sons, Gerald Hillhouse of Gentry and Stephen Hillhouse of Siloam Springs; two daughters Brenda Winkler and husband Floyd of Siloam Springs and Patricia Hillhouse of Gentry; one sister, Thelma Riggins of Siloam Springs and a half-sister, Valerie Jean Pouge of Springdale; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; two brothers, Robert Hillhouse Jr and Dwight Hillhouse; two sisters, Leta Mae Ames and Louise Goyette.
Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00am at the Fairmount Cemetery near Gentry. Pastor David McBride will officiate the service under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.
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