Neil Hence (Rusty) Pillow passed away on August 1, 2016, just 14 days shy of his 65th birthday. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dale, his daughter and son-in-law, Shanna and William Pennock, his grandson, Kaiden, whom he loved to the moon and back, his granddaughter-to-be, Kiley, his mother-in-law, Doris Villarreal, and numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wilmer and Jewel Pillow, and his sisters, Loretta Murphy and Loris Lynn Pillow.
He took such joy in being a grandfather to Kaiden and was looking forward to being a grandfather to Kiley. Kaiden loved working with his PawPaw in whatever job he was working on and PawPaw loved having his Mr. K by his side. He will also be sorely missed by Angel and Levi, the dogs he enjoyed walking every day.
Rusty loved to garden and had a very green thumb; carefully tending to all the plants in his yard. He was also a fanatic about recycling; making frequent trips to the Recycling Center with, not only the recycling from his house, but also the recycling from the Adult Reading Center. He was known to pick up items that could be recycled on his dog walks, or anywhere else he was, so they wouldn’t end up in the trash.
He had a love for his job as a commercial diver and a commercial diving supervisor. He also had a deep love of the ocean and truly was like a fish out of water when he was onshore.
A celebration of life and a confirmation of our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior will be held at 11:00 am on August 5, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church of Pearland with Rev. Casey Jones officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Adult Reading Center or Keep Pearland Beautiful.