Obituary

pickering funeral home david hilburn mexico missouri   David Gene Hilburn, 60, of Mexico, died at 12:48 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Saint Mary’s Hospital – Audrain, in Mexico.

   Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville, Missouri. Pickering Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   He was born in Stockton, California on September 22, 1957, a son of Joe and Justina (Carey) Hilburn. On May 7, 1983, in Evansville, Indiana he married Mary Mastison. Mary survives at the home in Mexico.

   David was retired from the US Army. He had a great deal of pride in his country and was very proud of his military service.

   He enjoyed golf, bowling and Cardinal Baseball. He loved the Christmas season and especially loved listening to and singing Christmas music.  He was lovingly devoted to his family and there was no limit to what he would do for his grandkids.

   In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by one daughter, Alyssa Hilburn, Macon; two brothers, Rod Hilburn and wife Ora, Muldrow, Oklahoma, and Jeffrey Hilburn from the state of California; five grandchildren, Lindsey Ponder, Salisbury, Melinda and David Hilburn, Mexico, Emily Smith, Mexico, and Katelynne Gerdeman, Brookfield; and many nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Joe Hilburn, and one granddaughter, Erica.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

I am so sorry to hear this! My heart goes out to all of you. I'm saying prayers for all the family. Love you all!! - Amber Withrow

Mary and Kids so sorry to hear the news of Dave's passing. He will truly be missed by all. He was a very good friend to Mark. you all will be in our prayers. We will see him again on that beautiful shore on the other side., until then Dave RIP. - Deborah Phelps


Dave was so supportive to me as I began my job with Securitas. I lost my husband in August and know somewhat of the grief and loss you are feeling. All I can say is take each day as it comes and grieve as you feel you need too. Prayers for you and yours. - Betty Newberry

So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you. - Frank and Kathy Kanowsky


Mary, we are sorry to hear about David. You are in our thoughts. Take care yourself. We will get in touch with you after a while. - Uncle Cecil and Aunt Rosemarie


We are so sorry for your loss. DJ and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. - Roger and DJ godskesen


Mary and family so very sorry to hear about Dave he was a very good friend and a great captain at securitas and brookstone I remember him and you remembering my birthday for many years see you soon - Ronald Thurston


Rest In Peace Dave Hilburn. Dave worked for Securitas on the Brookstone account when I became the DC LP Manager for Brookstone in 2004. He worked his way up and became the captain on the account while working for me and often times being my right hand. In 2013, I became the branch manager at Securitas and Dave worked directly for me. He was often my go to guy and never let me down. Over the course of the 12 years that we worked together, Dave went from being another coworker to being a good friend. Dave was a good man and a good friend. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him. - Mark Andert


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