Kenneth Hoge Hilles III, 67, passed away Tuesday October 10, 2023.
Kenneth was born in Warren, Ohio on May 1, 1956 to the late Kenneth Hoge Hilles Jr. and
Nancy Countryman Hilles. Kenneth was a highly respected and dedicated member of the
United States Airforce for 17 years. Serving his country with honor, he demonstrated bravery
and unwavering loyalty throughout his military career. His commitment to protecting our
nation was a testament to his character and deep sense of duty. Beyond his military service,
Kenneth was a loving and devoted husband to his beloved wife of 46 years. Together, they
shared an unbreakable bond built on love, trust, and mutual support.
As a father and grandfather ( poppy and pop pop), Kenneth was an example of what it meant
to be an involved and caring family man. He always put the needs of his children and
grandchildren first. His guiding principles instilled in them values of integrity, kindness, and
resilience that will endure for generations to come. Kenneth's grandchildren and great
grandchildren were his pride and joy; he showered them with love and created countless
He was known for standing up for what was right in every aspect of life. Whether it was
serving his county , advocating for those without a voice or supporting causes close to his
heart, he fought tirelessly to make the world a better place. He is described as strong-willed
and had a fighting spirit . Kenneth will forever remain in the hearts of those fortunate enough
to have known him.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Fran Hilles; sons, John Huston ( Erica) and Kenneth
Hoge Hilles IV; daughters, Jessica Arcidiacono ( Nikki) and Melissa Hilles; grandsons,
Shawn, Jarrad, Austin, Jacob, Landon and Zane; granddaughters, Scotia, Katrina, Holly,
Sophia, Emma and Madelyn; great grandson, Tate; great granddaughters, Penelope and
Braelynn; brothers, Robert Hilles, Shane Hilles and Dana Hilles; sister, Vicki Wyckoff.
A memorial service with military honors will be held on Thursday ,October 19th at Nicholson
Funeral Home at 11:00 am with Pastor James Lewis officiating.