Robert Joe Hileman III, 27, known at Rob or Robbie, was born on Jan. 12, 1988, in Columbus.
He grew up in Circleville and graduated from Circleville High School. He grew up in a Christian home and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Christian University.
He was working with third grade Autism students at the Columbus Performance Academy during the day and had a part-time job in the evenings. He was on his way home from his second job on Dec. 12 when his motorcycle was hit by a hit-and-run driver.
He attended Ohio Street First Church of Christ in Christian Union.
He was the son of Robert (Teresa) Keaton Hileman. Rob is the eldest child of four siblings. He is survived by his father; two sisters, Morgan (Calab) Blevins and Courtney Hileman; brother, Jerry “JB” Hileman; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Lois Keaton; girlfriend, Katie Holton; and by many, many friends. He was never married nor had children of his own, but he has several nieces and nephews.
His father, Rob, maternal grandparents, Jerry and Lois, girlfriend, Katie, and many of his friends have been at the hospital since the accident, visiting, supporting each other and praying for his recovery. His mother, Teresa, had a fatal heart attack and passed away peacefully in her sleep three years ago.
Rob was very health conscientious and was a certified trainer. He ate healthy and worked out to stay in shape. His favorite hobby and sport was participating in Dagorhir (Dag) Battle Games with his friends.
Rob had an awesome smile and a huge heart, and he has many friends and family members who love him. He is affectionately known by his friends as Yoji.
Robbie was an organ donor.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at the Ohio Street First Church of Christ in Christian Union with Pastor Jay Neff officiating. Burial will follow in Hitler Ludwig Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville.
Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal