Kenneth Oliver Hilliard, 61, died March 13, 2010 at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Ken was the owner and operator of the Badcock Home Furnishings Center in Hawthorne for 31 years. In 1967 Ken joined the US Marine Corps and was a survivor of the battle at Khe Sanh during the Tet Offensive, earning a Bronze Star and Navy Achievement Medal.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen, and his parents, Theodore and Gladys Hilliard. He is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one brother and three sisters.