John Edward Gifford, 88, of Bridge City, passed away Sept. 8, at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Jack Comer of Circle Drive Baptist Church.

John was born in Arkansas on June 2, 1928. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, which he retired from in 1966. John then worked at TRW in the aerospace industry. He went on to work at Orange Ship Building in the 1990’s, his last three years, as General Manager. He retired at age 73. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Connie Gifford; four sisters and one brother.

John is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Kibbe-Gifford; children, Debbie Kane and John Gifford; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.