Troy D. Hallagin, 54, Hays, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at his ranch in rural Trego County.

He was born July 2, 1965, in St. Francis to Ron and Vicki (Harlan) Hallagin. He was a 1983 graduate of Ellis High School, earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Fort Hays State University and graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry in 1997.

He married Mary P. Budke on Sept. 10, 1988, in Hays. He was a self-employed dentist and rancher.

He was a member of the American Dental Association.

He enjoyed his cattle, farming, ranching, hunting and fishing, traveling, and the outdoors. He was an avid KU and Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed spending time with his children and family, especially his new granddaughter, Addison.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Hays; two sons, Tyler Hallagin and Tanner Hallagin, both of Hays; a daughter, Brianna Hargis and husband, Tom, Olathe; his parents, Ellis; his mother-in-law, Cecilia Budke, Hays; two brothers, Trent Hallagin and wife, Deanna, Silt, Colo., and Trevor Hallagin and wife, Tammy, WaKeeney, a granddaughter, Addison Hargis; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Hays; private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS, 67601 and from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to FHSU Foundation Troy D. Hallagin Scholarship in care of the funeral home.

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