He was a faithful member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. He was on the board of directors at Claiborne County Farm Bureau. He was an active member of the Senior Citizens. He was also a member of the Senior Spares Bowling Team of Harrogate. He was preceded in death by wife Hazel Mills Pillion, who passed away on September 15, 1981; wife of 47 years: Virginia Holmes Pillion; father: William Henry Pillion; mother: Nannie Jane (Yeary) Pillion; sister: Cassie Mae King; brother: Garrett Pillion; son-in-law: James Pendegraft.
He is survived by daughter: Lois Pendegraft of Sioux Falls, Sd; son: Cecil and wife Betty Pillion of Tazewell; step-daughter: Janice Adams of San Francisco, Ca; brothers: Walter and wife Pearl Pillion of New Market, Joe and wife Rita Pillion of Springfield, Oh, Ray and wife Catherine Pillion of Springfield, Oh; grandson: Steve (Patti) Pentegraft of Hermosa, Sd; great grandson: Jason (Angie) Pendegraft of Fillmore, Ca; great granddaughter: Jessica (Jason) Lind of Rapid City, Sd; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; many friends and loved ones.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Rowe officiating. Music was provided by Ann Campbell and the Cave Springs Church Choir. Graveside services were Thursday, November 3 at 10 a.m. in the Cave Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Glen Roark, Virgil Yeary, Ray Pillion, Wayne Rowland, Dewey Massengill, Ed Massengill. Honorary Pallbearers: Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
Memorials may be directed to Cave Springs Baptist Church or Claiborne County Nursing Home, Tazewell, Tn.
Claiborne Funeral Home in charge.