Paul was born in Nacogdoches, TX. to Henry Bruce and Lee Ella (Barnhart) Hilliard. He worked as an Air Traffic Controller and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Inez; Son, Mark Hilliard and his wife Lori, daughter, Linda and her husband Tim Spradlin; 4 grandchildren, Mark Hilliard, Kobie Hilliard, Lauren Spradlin and Conner Spradlin; His sister, Nelda Pickens; 2 bothers, Bobby and Robert Hilliard. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Buchanan Funeral Service from 10 AM – 8 PM with the family here to receive guest from 5-7 PM. Services to celebrate his life will be at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Zion Lutheran Church.