Roscoe Keete Giddens, born 3/10/27 in Manchester, TX. to Albert S. Giddens and Willie A. Giddens. He attended high school in Clarksville, TX. Joined the Army in 1945. Occupation Forces Germany & Europe- 2 tours. Discharged as a SGT in 1948. Attended TCU where he studied Chemistry & Geology. He later joined the US Coast Guard in 1958, which he retired from. He then went to work at Brown & Root in the lab, where he also retired. During retirement he became actively involved in the DAV and NRA until his death on 3/15/13. He is survived by nephew Albert Lee Giddens and nieces Brenda Thompson, Linda Chambers, Sharron Green, Bobbie Meyers and Nellie Mills and many great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2pm at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 22, 2013