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    Luis Ruben Hilburn

Luis Hilburn

    Funeral services for Luis Ruben Hilburn, age 71, of Lamesa, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Primera Baptist Church with Pastors Larry Gamez and Ernest Sanchez officiating. 
    Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.
    Viewing will be held on Monday, from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Gonzales Funeral Home.
    Luis passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on March 9, 1948 in Brownsville, Texas. Luis married Celia Sanchez on December 28, 1971 in Lamesa, Texas.
    He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Myranda Alambar; his father, Wilson Hilburn; his mother, Maria Luebano; his dad, Jose Luebano; his brother, Douglas Hilburn; and his sister, Rosie Soria.
    Luis was a diesel mechanic all of his life. He was a member of Primera Baptist Church. He fought “roosters” for a long time. Luis enjoyed his Estate sales and Garage sales. Luis enjoyed cooking for many people and helped everyone he could. He enjoyed baking birthday cakes every year for his family. Luis also liked dealing cars, trucks, and anything with wheels. 
    Luis lived for his children, then came his grandchildren and they became “his world.” His dream was to see his great-grandchildren, and he was blessed to have seen them. Luis is now with his granddaughter, Myranda. He loved all of his nieces and nephews as if they were his own and would do anything possible for them.
    Luis is survived by his wife, Celia S. Hilburn of Lamesa, Texas; children: his son, Adrian Hilburn and Rosie of Austin, Texas, Valerie Nelson and Dusty of Lamesa, Texas, Natalie Hilburn of Lamesa, Texas, Adrian Barrera of Midland, Texas; his brothers, Henry Hilburn and Sherry of Dallas, Texas, Albert Luebano and Debra of Kerrville, Texas; his sisters, Jolanda Lucero and Willis of Alabama, Josephine Marid of El Paso, Texas, Silvia Alvarado of Lamesa, Texas, and Choncita Parker of Detroit, Michigan; his aunt, Virginia Longoria of Amarillo, Texas; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous relatives and friends.
    Pallbearers are Malik Jackson, Omarion Jackson, Diego Paiz, Dusty Nelson, Mario Rocha and Jessie Enriquez.
    Honorary Pallbearers are Julio Guerrero, Angel Acosta and Lewis Alambar.
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