Barry L. Hile


Barry L. Hile, 69, of Chicora, passed away early Sunday morning, February 23, 2020 at Butler Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. 

Barry was born in Karns City on October 27, 1950. He was the son of the late Oliver G. and M. Grace McElravy Hile. 

Barry was a 1968 graduate of Karns City Area High School. He was a member of the Chicora Moose Lodge and a social member of the East Brady American Legion. Barry was an avid hunter and an excellent marksman. He especially enjoyed hunting with his dad, his son and his nephew, Billy. He enjoyed fishing, boating and camping at Lake Erie.

He was an avid sports fan and card player, especially euchre. Barry enjoyed the company of his dog, “Baby” and his newest dog, “Maddie”.

Barry retired in 2002 following more than 33 years of service at INDSPEC Chemical Corp. in Petrolia.

Barry is survived by his wife, Barbara A. “Barb” Price Hile, whom he married in Chicora on October 24, 1969. Also surviving are three children, Rena C. Bortmes and her husband, David, of Karns City, Heather A. Hile Kusner and her husband, Andrew, of Fairview, and Barry L. “Chip” Hile Jr. and his wife, Robin, of Chicora. 

Barry was the proud “Pap” of five grandchildren, Amber Bortmes Ernst and her husband, Dominic, of Karns City, Austin Bortmes of Karns City, Brian L. Hile, Lars C. Hile and Kendra L. Hile, all of Chicora; a brother, Robert G. “Bob” Hile Sr. of Chicora, as well as a number of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many good friends.   

In addition to his parents, Barry was preceded in death by a brother, William J. “Bill” Hile Sr.; his in-laws, Glen and Maggie Price; two brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, a niece and two great nephews, and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends and family were received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the funeral home with Barry’s nephew, Bishop Robert G. Hile Jr., a Church of God of Prophecy pastor, officiated. Burial was in Hemphill Cemetery, Chicora.

Members of the Chicora Moose Lodge conducted a memorial service for their departed brother at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Karns City Regional Ambulance Service, PO Box 21, Petrolia, PA 16050.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting: www. hilefh.com.


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