George Henry Besse, Jr., 88, of Bridge City, died Monday, June 25, in Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Friday, June 29, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger.

Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday with a rosary recited at 6:00 pm at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur, on June 17, 1924, George was the son of George H. Besse, Sr. and Anna Rodrique Besse. He was a Scout Master for many years in Bridge City and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He served in the US Army and retired from Gulf Oil after 34 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Besse.

George is survived by his sons, Stephen Besse of Bridge City and George Besse III and Bernadette of Tampa FL; grandchildren, Miranda, Nicholas and Geoffrey Besse of Tampa; great grandson, Malachai Besse of Tampa; and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Henry Catholic Church at: PO Box 427 Bridge City, TX 77611.