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Carl Edwin Bess
1931 - 2016

Carl Edwin Bess, 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Owens and Brumley in Wichita Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at First Baptist Church Lakeside City with Pastor Daniel McCoy officiating.

Interment will follow in Faxon, OK.

Carl was born on July 18, 1931, in Vernon, to the late Jesse Edwin and Audrey (Quick) Bess. The family moved to Oklahoma when he was three years old. He graduated from high school in Chattanooga, OK., in 1948. He attended Draughon’s Business School and Midwestern State University, majoring in Accounting. He married Nona Mae Allen on Feb. 18, 1952, in Chattanooga, and they moved to Wichita Falls in Oct. of 1952. He worked for 36 years in Accounting and Finance at Sheppard AFB. At the time of his retirement, he was Chief Accountant, and Deputy Accounting and Finance Officer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Geraldine (Bess) Brooks.
Survivors include his wife Nona; son, Phillip Bess of Iowa Park; three grandsons; and a great granddaughter.

The family suggests that memorials be made in Carl’s name to First Baptist Church Lakeside City, 3384 State Hwy 79 S. Wichita Falls, Texas, or Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.
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