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W.C. Hefflefinger

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W.C. Hefflefinger PLAINVIEW-W.C. Hefflefinger, 89, of Lubbock, formerly of Plainview, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Raider Ranch. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Bruce Green officiating. There will be a time for visitation immediately following the service in the Parish Hall. Burial of his cremated remains will be in Plainview Memorial Park under the direction of Lemons Funeral Home. William Crofford Hefflefinger was born on May 30, 1923, in Plainview to Dennis and Ida Mae (Hall) Hefflefinger. He grew up in Plainview and graduated from Plainview High School. He attended and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute, then enrolled in Texas A&M University. Upon completion of his sophomore year there, in 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and served during World War II in the European Campaign with 1019th Treadway Bridge Company, which was transferred to the 282nd Combat Engineers attached to the 3rd Army under General Patton. On July 14, 1946, he married Margaret Alice Peggy Burkholder in Washington, D.C., before returning to Texas, where he earned his BBA degree at Texas Technological College. Upon graduation, W.C. joined his father in the land and investment business in Texas and New Mexico, in which he enjoyed his lifelong career. He was a member of the board for City National Bank of Plainview for over 20 years. W.C. was a longtime member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Plainview. W.C. is survived by his children: son, Mark Hefflefinger and his wife, Randee, of Dallas; daughters, Lynn Ford and her husband, Joe Don, of Lubbock, Lisa Hefflefinger of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lori Weaver and her husband, Robert, of Allen; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son, Paul Dennis, on Nov. 5, 1957; and his wife, Peggy, on April 5, 2000, after nearly 54 years of marriage. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Advanced Home Health and Hospice, 7727 Quaker Ave., Lubbock, TX 79424; to Visiting Angels, 12402 Slide Rd., Suite 303, Lubbock, TX 79424; or to a . Online condolences may be made at www.lemonsfunerals.com.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Apr. 3, 2013
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