Born in Camden, SC, he was a son of the late Louie Harris and Beatrice Holden Hilley. He was previously employed with Quality Haulers.
He is survived by: a son, James Harold Hilley and wife Nicole of Laurens; sisters Sylvene Hall of Laurens and Mary Bailey of Laurens; and grandchildren, Haley Brooke Hilley and Chloe Grace Hilley.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Ronnie Hilley.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, March 20, 2017, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Jack Elders.
The family will be at the home of his son, 405 Duncan Creek Church Rd., Laurens, SC 29360, and will receive friends at the mortuary immediately following the service.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.