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Donnie Max Pullig

April 22, 1930 - May 13, 2019

Donnie Max Pullig, 89, of Dime Box, Texas was called to the Lord on May 13, 2019 in Caldwell, TX. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He was born on April 22, 1930 to Joseph Edgar Pullig and Vesta Adel (McChristain) Pullig in Ashland, Louisiana. On July 2, 1949, he married Celeste Regina "Jean" (Vercher) Pullig. Together they raised three children in Houston, Texas and enjoyed a wonderful life until her death on March 19, 1993. On August 15, 2000 he married Lucille Huffman Pullig and enjoyed many years of traveling until Donnie's health started to decline.

Donnie was an engineer for Tennessee Gas Pipeline (Tenneco) until his retirement and became a member of the Tenneco Retirement Club. Through his work, he lived and traveled throughout the United States and Canada.

He loved fixing any and everything. He would spend hours working on a TV, toaster, lawnmower, or anything else that was broke. It brought him great joy to be able to fix anything, but his greatest joy was traveling. He loved driving through the mountains and camping with his family, and later in life, he enjoyed gardening.

Donnie Max is survived by his wife, Lucille Pullig of Dime Box, TX; daughters, Carolyn Jean Pullig Lampe and husband Michael of Hearne, TX, and Brenda Gayle Pullig Kleimann and husband Wm. J. "Jimmy" Kleimann of Columbus, TX; son, Ronald Dean "Buddy" Pullig and wife Cyndi of Houston, TX; 9 grandchildren, Rachel Lampe of Hearne, TX, Sarah Lampe Duncan and husband Paul of Houston, TX, Jason Lampe and wife Stephanie of College Station, TX, Kristy Kleimann Solansky and husband Al of El Reno, OK, Melissa Kleimann Kubena and husband Billy of Fayetteville, TX, Amanda Kleimann Pavlicek and husband Chris of Columbus, TX, William J. "Jimmy" Kleimann, Jr. and wife Julie of Katy, TX, Tonya Pullig of Katy, TX, and Hunter Pullig and wife Jessica of Katy, TX; and 8 great grandchildren, Liam Duncan, Maxx and Claire Solansky, Payton, Mason and Olivia Pavlicek, Tripp Kleimann and Aria Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Edgar and Vesta Adel (McChristain) Pullig, 1st wife, Celeste Regina "Jean" (Vercher) Pullig, brothers, Herchel Pullig, Vernon Pullig, and Terry Pullig, and sisters, La Von Pullig Clarke and Alice Faye Pullig Tynes.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas.

Funeral Service will follow on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas with Pastor Nate Lawrence officiating.

Burial will take place in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus, Texas.

Pallbearers are Hunter Pullig, William James Kleimann, Jr., Chris Pavlicek, Billy Kubena and Randy Brewer. Serving as honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters.

Memorials may be given to the charity of your choice.


Donnie Max Pullig
April 22, 1930 - May 13, 2019



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