Charles Wendell Hilliard Sr., a resident of Weed, died September 17, 2017 in his home. He was 85.

He was born on April 21, 1932 in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He moved to Siskiyou County 60 years ago.

He was an Overhead Crane operator for International Paper Company and a member of the Mt. Shasta Baptist Church of Weed. He also loved classic cars and gardening.

He is survived by his son, Charles W. Hilliard Jr. of Weed; two daughters, Josephine Hilliard of Oakland and Yvasha Hilliard of Weed; three brothers, Clardies Hilliard of Weed, Edward Hilliard of Los Angeles and Lamar Hilliard of Elk Grove; four sisters, Lucy Clark of Weed, Ester Hilliard of Sacramento, Jessie Hilliard of Sacramento, and Aldee Hilliard of Weed.

Services were held on Saturday, September 30th at the Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel in the Mt. Shasta Memorial Park in Mt. Shasta.