William Anthony Hilliard peacefully departed this earth on Friday September 21st. He was 95 years old. He was a loving husband to Fran Hilliard, an adoring father to Linda Tino (Greg) and Lori Hayes (Peter) and a dedicated grandfather to Gregory, Alyssa, Ryan, PJ and Jessie. He will be remembered for his sweet disposition, ever present smile, great sense of humor, eternal optimism, and dedication to family. Visitation will be held Monday September 24 from 4-6 PM at Curlew Hills Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Suncoast Hospice in Palm Harbor FL.