Barney Hines Hilburn
Barney Hines Hilburn
HALLSVILLE — Barney Hilburn went to be with our Lord and Savior early Monday morning as he resigned his life on earth and joined Jesus and many friends in heaven. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, at First Baptist Church Hallsville at 1:30 in the afternoon. The family will greet friends and family immediately following the service.
Barney was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on November 26, 1934 to Barney Hilburn and Martha Ellen Hines. The family moved to Dallas where Barney attended elementary school followed by Culver Military Academy for his high school education. After graduation, he attended The University of Texas studying Geology planning to join his dad and granddad, Harry Hines, in the oil field business.
He met and married Kay Cunningham in 1962. They had 3 children in Dallas, Cyndy, Hunter and Amy. In 1978, an opportunity presented itself to move to the small village of Avinger, Texas to supervise the building of homes. Eight years later, Barney transitioned into the role of fire and safety inspector in Longview to finish out his career. He retired in Hallsville where he, his wife and Amy have lived for 33 years.
Two of his great loves were his family and the history of the South. As a young boy, he enjoyed spending time with his great grandfather who served as a Confederate soldier. Barney spent much time researching the genealogy of his family and constructing his family tree with stories, pictures and artifacts from the past.
Barney is preceded in death by his mother and father, Martha and Barney Hilburn. Those left to cherish the memories of life with Barney, our beloved husband and father, are his wife, Kay, his daughters, Amy and Cyndy, and his son and daughter-in-law, Hunter and Jodie. Bearpa will be dearly missed by his five grandchildren, Colton and Kemper Baum and Harrison, Hamilton and Allie Hilburn. Uncle Barney will be remembered by his sister Bev, her husband Bruce and their children and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Barney’s memory to one of the following non-profit organizations: Wounded Warriors Project www.supportwoundedwarriorproject.org P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8517Organization for Autism Research https://researchautism.org/ 2000 North 14th Street, Suite 240 Arlington, VA 22201