Jessie Arlon Kervin, 82, of Orange, passed away on May 25, at his home in Orange with his daughters by his side.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 29, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Diboll, June 12, 1933, he was the son of Marvin Morris Kervin and Eather (Dowley) Barlow. Jessie attended Diboll High School. He joined the United States Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant, driving a tank in the 73rd Tank Division Company B. Headquarters Platoon. He was very proud of his service to his country. He worked as a welder and welding inspector for 31 years, most spent at Levingston Shipbuilding in Orange. After retirement, he enjoyed wood carving, reading Louis L’amour books, was a member of the TSRA and loved going to the gun range to practice shooting the guns he collected. He was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church of Orange. He will be greatly missed by his loving daughters, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 63 years, Joyce Kervin.
He is survived by his daughters, Connie Brashear and husband Johnny, Brenda Thomas and husband David and Susan Trahan and husband John, all of Orange; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren and siblings, Billy Morris Kervin of Fort Worth and Betty Jean Powell of Burke.
Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Donnaud, Cody Conway, Joseph Trahan, Rusty Trahan, Michael Trahan, Cade Reeves, Charlie Thomas and David King.