William Roy Hulgan

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William Roy Hulgan, retired Lt. Col US Army, of Bend, TX, died peacefully at home Monday, December 3, 2018, surrounded by family. He lost a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born in Pekin, Illinois, June 15, 1950 to George Roy Hulgan and Helen Mae (Hughes). He grew up in Clinton, Illinois.

Bill served his country faithfully from 1968 until retirement at Fort Hood, Texas in 1992. He was stationed in Germany, Virginia, Korea, The Netherlands and Fort Hood, TX. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, brewing, bullet making, was an avid fan of the Houston Astros, and spending time with all of his family. He became an active member of all the churches he attended. He taught Sunday School, was a Lay Speaker, and played his guitar on the Praise team of the churches, Emmaus walks, and nursing homes. He enjoyed living his last 17 years on the Colorado River. He married Fran Barlow on March 12, 1977 at Fort Hood, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Fran Hulgan; two sons, James R. Hulgan and wife, Julia, of Austin, TX, and Beau R. Hulgan and wife, Josiane, of Austin, TX; step-son, David L. Bunch and wife, Jenny, of Coupland, TX; mother, Helen M. Hulgan, of Gardner, Kansas; two sisters, Helen M. Peterson of Olathe, KS, and Merri K. Hulgan of Interlochen, MI; two brothers, Michael Hulgan and wife, Jeri, of Yellville, AK, and Joe Hulgan and wife, Liz, of Sarasota, FL; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was a loveable PaPa to his grandchildren: Ashley, Cameron, Cordell, Macey and Hannah Bunch, and he was a wonderful Grandpa to Patrick, Alex and Bebee Hulgan. He was preceded in death by step-son, Daniel L. Bunch, and father, George R. Hulgan.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Lampasas, TX. Private military burial was at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, TX. Memorial donations may be made to Never Surrender Cancer Foundation of San Saba County, Bend Methodist Children’s Fund, or the charity of your choice.

Blaylock Funeral Home of San Saba was in charge of arrangements.

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