James D. Hilburn
James D. Hilburn
  • April 2, 1944 - July 16, 2017
  • East Moline, Illinois

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James D. Hilburn, 72, of Port Byron, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at home, following an accident.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City, Mo., with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City.

James was born April 2, 1945, in Ironton, Mo., the son of Lloyd G. and Izilla Wolcott Hilburn. He married Bertha Schaumberg, and she preceded him in death in August 1995. He later married Kandy Fuhlman on Dec. 28, 1996, in Hillsdale.

He and his brothers owned and operated Hilburn Trucking Inc. based in Independence, Mo.

James enjoyed his friends and family and was a father figure to many.

Survivors include his wife, Kandy Hilburn; children, Michael, Nikki (Andy), Patti, Tommy (Dawn), Daniel (Cass), Joshua (Amy), Bart (Gina) and Andrew (Emmalee); 11 grandchildren; brothers, Glenn (Beverly), Ronald (Karen), David (Kathleen) and Jerry (Kathy); sister, Barbara (Glenn); and several nieces and nephews.