Harvey Jessie Gesford


Harvey Jessie Gesford

Harvey Jessie Gesford, 91, of Lufkin, was born December 17, 1916, in Polk County, Texas, the son of Betty and Jack Gesford. He passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008, in a local nursing facility.

Mr. Gesford was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was retired from ExxonMobil. He was a member of the Lufkin VFW Post and the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club. He was a avid musician, and enjoyed playing the guitar, harmonica and singing. Mr. Gesford was a member of Homer United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Alsace Lorraine Gesford of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Darwin and Peggy Gesford of Baytown; grandchildren, Terry Gesford, Libby Hawkins, Bryan Gesford and Joel Gesford; 11 great-grandchildren; half-sister, Frances Johnson of Irving; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gesford was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Gesford.

Pallbearers will be Terry Gesford, Brian Hawkins, Bryan Gesford, Joel Gesford, Ronnie Baird and Wayne Thompson.

Services for Mr. Gesford will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Michael Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in the Fielder Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; John Kennedy, director