Horris Hoss Bounds, 89, of Orange, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be 10am Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Daniel Rose of Community Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Born in Ratcliff, Texas, on December 13, 1923, Horris was the son of George W. Bounds and Ruby Lee (Allen) Bounds. Horris served in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers from 1943 to 1945, participated in 5 beach head invasions in the South Pacific Theater and was a Purple Heart recipient. He then worked as a millwright at Millwright Local 2484. Horris was a loyal member of the Masonic Lodge in Orange, Texas, the Texas American Vets #13, and the Community Church in Orange. He loved to play dominoes with the Little Cypress Baptist Church lunch group and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and visiting with old folks. He is known for being able to make people laugh with his many funny stories. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mamas Labbit Bounds; second wife, Gwinda Bounds; step-daughter, Eddy Lou McInnis; sister, Mary Lee West; brothers, John J. Bounds, Noble Bounds, Lester Bounds, and Joe Edd Bounds. Horris is survived by his children, Mary Lou Turner of Orangefield; John Bo Bounds and wife Susan of Orange; Karen and husband Robert Brown of Orange; and Ruth Ann Sahualla of Orange; sister-in-law, Faye Bounds; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars USA at 1882 Park Street Beaumont, TX 77701 (409) 835-7352 or www.vfw.org.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 18, 2012