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Joe Drinkard, Jr.

Joe Drinkard, Jr., 68, of Diboll, was born June 27, 1939, in Angelina County, Texas, and he passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 in a Houston hospital.

Mr. Drinkard was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and was retired from Equipment Sales. He served his country in the United States -- during the Korean Conflict, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Williams Drinkard of Diboll; son and daughter-in-law, Trey and Chris Drinkard of Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Todd Eldred of Oklahoma; son, Justin Drinkard of Diboll; 5 grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members.

Mr. Drinkard was preceded in death by his parents, Trudie (McDonald) and Joe Drinkard, Sr.; brother, Gene Drinkard; and nephew, Randy Drinkard.

Expressions of sympathy in Mr. Drinkard's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5604 Old Bullard Road, Suite 100, Tyler, Texas 75703; the National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas, 2400 Augusta, Suite 252, Houston, Texas 77054; Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904; or Trinity Baptist Church, 2909 E. Lufkin Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75901.

Graveside services for Mr. Drinkard will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008, in the Sand Flat Cemetery, with Dr. Walter Futch officiating.

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

Gipson Funeral Home; John Kennedy, director
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