Stuart W. Spillar, 80, of Hobbs, NM passed from this earth on February 4, 2019 in Lubbock, TX.
Stuart was born in Houston, TX to H.T. Spillar and Margaret Spillar. His mother was an elementary teacher in Hobbs and his father worked for Exxon Mobil.
Stuart taught government at Hobbs High School for 38 years. One of his most rewarding achievements in teaching AP government was the many students that scored a 5 on the AP test. Many of these students remarked on his outstanding teaching.
He had several hobbies, raising roses, fruit trees and a variety of other plants. Opera was his passion and he spent many Saturday afternoons listening to PBS. Other passions were reading and keeping abreast of current politics. He headed up the Lea County Republican Party for many years and was able to attend several National Conventions.
He had a love of old cars. His parents and he spent many winters in the mountains snowmobiling.
Stuart was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Barbara Balliew Spillar of El Paso, TX.
He will be missed by many friends in Hobbs.
Oh Mr. SPILLAR, YOU HAD FAITH IN ME AND ENCOURAGED ME. YOU'RE PART OF THE REASON I BECAME A TEACHER. GOD BLESS
Thank you for your caring & encouragement in putting up with me in my early years...You've earned your rightful place in Heaven...
Tom MartinPOWDERLY, TX
You were my biggest inspiration and were thought of every day.
God blessed you with a special gift. You had many children in this earth.
You were very loved by all of us.
God bless..Your students.
I very much enjoyed Mr. Spillar's classes and I was a lab assistant for him one year. (1978) He taught me not just history and government, but also taught me HOW to study. I still use his methods to this very day.
Scott BlaserLewisville, TX
Rest In Peace, Sir
HHS Class of 1980
Craig WilliamsAztec, NM
We will miss Stuart’s presence in Hobbs and Cloudcroft. Our prayers for his family and friends that remain; may God comfort, strengthen and provide them each step of the way.
Dickie & Kay MorganHobbs, NM
My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) and your precious memories bring you peace, and comfort you now and in the days ahead.