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State Senator Billy McKibben died

New Mexico State Senator Billy Jess McKibben died Friday due to natural causes in Big Spring.

McKibben was born June 2, 1936 in Eunice. He was a graduate of Lovington High School, NMMI Junior College in Roswell and New Mexico State University.

McKibben served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.

McKibben served as a New Mexico State Senator from 1980-2000. He was a real estate investor and developer in eastern New Mexico and west Texas.