Robert Hessong

Robert Graham "Bob" Hessong of Edna passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the age of 93. Bob was born in Edna on Saturday, Nov. 17, 1923 to the late Graham and Helan Wilson Hessong.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as an Aviation Radioman First Class on a torpedo bomber aboard the U.S.S. Lexington. He was the parts manager for City Chevrolet for 45 years, and after retiring he worked for Edna Auto Supply for several years.
Bob is survived by his son Robert L. and his wife Judy of Marlin; daughter Kathy Hessong of Ganado; brother Don Hessong and his wife Barbara of Pettus; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and his good friend and companion Janet Entricht of El Campo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 51 years, Loyce, their son George Hessong; and his siblings, Helen Singleton, Gladys Gearhart, Betty Bolander and Jimmy Hessong.
Visitation was Sunday, June 18 from 5 -7 p.m. at Slavik Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19 at Slavik Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Robert Hessong and Don Hessong officiating, with graveside services officiated by Barbara Gail Hessong at Memory Gardens of Edna.
Pallbearers were Bob's grandsons Bill, John and G.W. Hessong and Justin Johnson, and his great-grandsons, Austin Johnson and Ryan Hessong.
Honorary pallbearers were his great-grandsons Kyle Birdwell, Blaze and Colton Johnson, Jason Hessong and Adam Carr.
Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik Funeral Home, Edna, 361-782-2152.

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