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Frederic Clinton Hillis

Frederic Clinton Hillis was born December 29, 1954 to William and Evelyn (Durand) Hillis. He passed away, February 8, 2021.

Clint graduated from Hoover High School and then served in the army stationed in Korea.

Austin Tower Service was his legacy, located in Austin, TX. He built and serviced radio and television towers throughout the U.S. He then expanded into wind energy in west Texas.

He played as hard as he worked. Clint was a pilot and discovered sky diving in 1994 in Eloy, AZ. He made over five thousand plus jumps. One of his favorite adventures was being on the skydiving team in Arizona. They participated in the National Skydiving Championships in Saudi Arabia where Clint won a Gold Medal.

Clint was an avid golfer, he loved to read, play his guitar, go boating and create art out of stained glass.

Clint is preceded in death by his father, William Dewey Hillis, mother, Evelyn (Durand) Hillis and brother, John Hillis.

Clint is survived by his sister, Susan (Christopher) Plowman, brothers, Thomas and Joseph Hillis, nephew, Benjamin Plowman, niece, Lydia Plowman and many dear aunts, uncles, and a multitude of cousins far and wide.

There will not be a service at this time. Clint’s wishes are that his ashes be blown into the high winds in a free dive. Ben Plowman, his nephew, will be doing the honors, this spring.

As Clint’s dear friend said upon his farewell, “See you in the star dust, buddy!”

Clint was a man that knew no strangers and climbed to heights no one could conceive!



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