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Howard Hankla Keesee

Male 1921 - 2014  (93 years)


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  • Name Howard Hankla Keesee  [1, 2
    Born 14 Feb 1921  Norfolk (Independent City), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 2014  Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 14 Apr 2014  King Cemetery, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Howard Hankla Keesee, 93, of Cookville, Texas, died Friday morning in the Lufkin Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Norfolk, VA, to Oscar Stone and Hattie Estelle Whitehurst Keesee.  Howard joined the U.S.Navy shortly before World War II, during the war he served on the USS John Rodgers (aka Jolly Rodger).  He retired from the Navy in the late 1950's.  Mr. Keesee was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, charter member of the Mt. Pleasant V.F.W. and loyal member of the USS John Rodgers Veterans Group.

      He is survived by his son Howard Daniel Keesee of Georgetown, Texas, his daughter Kay Keesee of Pineland, Texas, grandchildren; Jeff BoBo, Harrison and Walker Keesee, and great grandchildren Ethan and Ashton BoBo.  Mr. Keesee was preceded in death by his wife Opal Ferguson Keesee.

      Visitation will begin at 11:00AM, Monday, April 14, 2014, until service time at 2:00PM in the Starr Funeral Home Chapel, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas.  Burial will follow in the King Cemetery, Milam, Texas.

      Copied from Starr Funeral Home online
      Also published in The Sabine County Reporter, April 16, 2014, Page 14
    Person ID I15447  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Opal Kellie Ferguson,   b. 30 Aug 1918, Pineland, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 2009, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1945  [3
    • FindAGrave has photos of both a double headstone for Opal, shared with Howard Hank KEESEE, and a military marker for her. Opal and Howard Keesee were married on Oct. 26, 1945. He was born 14 Feb. 1921. Her military marker is embossed with a cross and the following: Opal Ferguson Keesee, Cpl US Army Air Forces, World War II, Aug 30 1918 - Dec 28, 2009.
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F13181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1921 - Norfolk (Independent City), Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Apr 2014 - Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Apr 2014 - King Cemetery, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 76308413 Memorial for his wife, Opal K Ferguson Keesee (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), April 16, 2014, Page 14 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 76308413 Memorial for Opal K Ferguson Keesee (from photo of the double grave marker) (Reliability: 3).