The Life and Times of R.H. Hilliard
As told by his grandson Brandon Burden
de Brandon Burden
R.H. Hilliard—the man, the myth, the legend.
From the five-year-old little boy who grew up in the oil boomtown of Desdemona in the early 1900s to the man who turned into a local hometown legend, The Life and Times of R.H. Hilliard is an inspiring saga. It is the story about a man who came from humble beginnings, but through perseverance and the help of Almighty God, found a way to become everything God intended for him to be. He made it through the Great Depression, World War II, the ups and downs of college life, and on to a successful career in the pharmacy business. His story is an inspiration. As you read this book, you will smile, you will laugh, you will cry; but mostly, you will be amazed at what the hand of God can do.
Brandon Burden is the grandson of R.H. Hilliard and the son of R.H.’s daughter, Kathy Lynn. Brandon has always been close to his grandfather. He spent most of his childhood years growing up around him in the town of Kerens, Texas. He remembers many an hour spent playing in his grandfather’s drugstore, fishing with his grandfather out on the lake, and working with his grandfather on the family farm. He says that these were the experiences that shaped his life and left a lasting impression of what childhood should be. Brandon believes it was his grandfather’s influence upon his life during these years that helped him become the man he is today. This book is Brandon’s tribute to him. Forever grateful, it is his way of showing his love and appreciation to the man who has meant so much to him.