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Paul "Duane" Hillger, 72, of Garden City died Monday, May 20, 2013, in a Big Spring hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Garden City Cemetery in Garden City, Texas.
He was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Linda Sue "Suzie" Lawson on Jan. 4, 1968, in Midland, Texas.
Duane was raised in Martin County and farmed in Martin and Glasscock counties all of his life. He loved sports and hunting. His kids and grandkids meant the world to him. Duane served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Suzie Hillger of Garden City; two sons, Dr. William Paul Hillger of Garden City and Weldon Wayne Hillger and wife Carissa of Midland; two daughters, Wendi Carol Kingston and husband Greg of Greenwood and Winette Ann Hillger of Stanton; one sister, Linda Stevens and husband Dan of Midland; six granddaughters, Patricia Kingston, Candace Kingston, Jennifer Hillger, Jayme Hillger, Jacque Fernandez and Melenda Lounett Hillger; and one grandson, Stetson Paul Hillger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Paul and Clarene Hillger.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com