Daniel R. Hillman

  • Born: September 20, 1946
  • Died: January 13, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Daniel R. Hillman, age 72, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Chester Hillman and Rodney Jordan.

Danny had a great career in the telecommunication industry, he worked for AT&T and its affiliates, SW Bell Telephone Company and Long Lines for 46 years. He started as a lineman with Long Lines, building towers throughout the United States. He retired as Area Manager in San Antonio. He was recognized as one of the most technically knowledgeable managers in the SW territory. He received a City of San Antonio Proclamation from Mayor Henry Cisneros for introducing one of the Southwest's first cellular mobile telephone systems in the San Antonio Area in January 1985. He received many other coveted recognitions, including the Rider Award for his dedication and persistence in restoring service during a severe flood in Bandera, Texas.

Danny is survived by his wife, Nelia A. Hillman and his stepson, Mark Lustgraaf; his children, Shelly Vaughn (JD), Stacy L. Vyoral (Doug) and Sam Hillman (Jackie); brothers and sisters, Andy Hillman, Rick Hillman, Sherry Lyon, Pati Boles and Janie Hillman. He had thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester Hillman and Rodney Jordan and his son, Steven Hillman.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
11:00 a.m.

In lieu of Flowers the family suggest memorials be made to the Alzheimer Association, 10223 McAllister Fwy. #100, San Antonio, TX 78216.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. I have never worked for a better man. He always made me feel welcome and I learned so much working for him. I always felt like I could reach out to him with whatever I needed. I was blessed to have him in my life and my career.

Posted by Karen Wilburn - San Antonio, TX - coworker   January 22, 2019

My condolences to Nelia and the family. I worked with Danny back in the 80's in Laredo and later worked for him in San Antonio. He was always ready to help and always shared his knowledge. He was a great leader, I was privileged to have known him.

Posted by Imeldo Palacios - San Antonio, TX   January 21, 2019

Posted by Imeldo Palacios - San Antonio, TX   January 21, 2019

My sincere condolences to Nelia and family. Danny was a great inspiration and true "Telephone Man"

Posted by Gene Schumann - Bastrop, TX - Coworker   January 21, 2019

Condolences to Nelia and the rest of the family on Danny's loss. Best wishes to all.

Posted by Rick Somach - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   January 20, 2019

Sincere condolences to Nelia and Hillman family.

Posted by David Kiblet - Boerne, TX - Coworker   January 20, 2019

My Deepest condolences to Nelia & Family. I met Danny & Nelia years ago, and had the pleasure of cutting his hair. Thanks for being a loyal client, Danny! May God be with all of you during this time.

Posted by Monica Prado - San Antonio, TX   January 20, 2019

Danny was a long time friend and classmate. I hadn't seen him in many years, but in reading his obituary, I was proud of his accomplishments and successes. I am certain that he will be missed by many, myself included. May God be with the entire family in their time of loss.

Posted by David L. Ullery - Freeman, MO - Classmate   January 20, 2019

My deepest condolences to you Nelia for your loss. It was a pleasure to work for Danny. May God Bless him and grant him eternal rest in His Home.

Posted by Jeff Harrison - McQueeney, TX - Coworker   January 19, 2019

Danny was a great friend and kind person will be greatly missed.

Posted by Rowland PRICE - PHOENIX, AZ - Classmate   January 18, 2019

Danny will be missed. He was a terrific telephone man and an even better person!

Posted by Tracy Cross - Ft Worth, TX - Friend   January 17, 2019

I enjoyed working with Danny over the years and counted him as a friend. Danny was especially helpful on a difficult noise problem we had on a Ranch by New Braunfels. He stayed with it until resolved. Nelia, so sad for you and the family. May God surround you with His peace, comfort and rest and bring sweet memories to mind during the difficult days ahead.

Posted by Jessie Bates - Bergheim, TX - Coworker   January 17, 2019

Dear Nelia, my sincere condolences for the loss of your husband. May God grant you peace and strength in the days ahead.

Posted by Mary Silva - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 17, 2019

Condolences to Nelia and family - worked with Danny for several years and he was a true professional and great team member ! Prayers with you all !! Jim Greber

Posted by Jim Greber - Spring Branch, TX - Coworker   January 17, 2019

My condolences Nelia to you and your children. I am sorry for your Loss. God speed and God Bless You and Family. May the Lord be with you always.

Posted by Mark Reyna - San Antonio, TX - Acquaintance   January 17, 2019

Nelia, our deepest condolences.Danny was a very caring man with a great sense of humor. May He rest in peace.

Posted by Frank & Joyce Chramosta - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 17, 2019

Sorry to hear about Danny. Sorry for your loss Nelia

Posted by Bob Dyson - PwDp, TX   January 16, 2019

My condolences to you Nelia and Danny's family

Posted by Donna Haschke - SAN ANTONIO, TX   January 16, 2019

My deepest condolences to you Nelia and Danny's family.

Posted by Donna Haschke - SAN ANTONIO, TX   January 16, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege to work with and for Danny many years. A true gentleman and so very smart. He will be greatly missed, not only for his abilities as a Manager of people but his intelligence in his work.

Posted by Violet Routh - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   January 16, 2019

I am so dorry for your loss. Loosing parents is very harc. My prayers are sent up to help family members cope with this loss.

Posted by Robyn McMahon    January 15, 2019

A true gentleman. Danny will be missed. Our love, thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Posted by Doug and Donna Graham - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 15, 2019

Our Deepest condolences to you & yur family. May God wrap his loving arms you for strength & guidance during this difficult time. R.I.P. Mr Hillman

Posted by Diane Vargad - Laredo, TX - Coworker   January 15, 2019

A great friend and it was my honor to work with him and for him. May GOD bless him and keep him.

Posted by Leonard Wiatrek - San antonio, TX - Coworker   January 15, 2019

Great leader and teammate! We worked together many years. Danny made many contributions to DEG team. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Mike Irvin - Fort Worth, TX - Coworker   January 15, 2019

My deepest condolences to Danny's family. I know he will be missed. I had the privilege of working with Danny for several years at SWB/AT&T.

Posted by Don Dalton - Houston, TX - Coworker   January 14, 2019

Danny was a great guy, funny, a hard worker. The world is a lesser place without him.

Posted by Tom Barnett - Canyon lake, TX - Coworker   January 14, 2019

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