Clarence Messer, Sr., 68, of Silsbee, died Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was born on April 28, 1944, in Silsbee, to Mabel Lewis Messer and Samuel Davis Messer. Clarence was a retired installer with Southwestern Bell Telephone following thirty-one years of service. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was also a longtime member of North Hardin Baptist Church in Silsbee. Clarence is survived by his loving wife of forty-eight years, Juanita; his sons, Clarence Messer, Jr. and his wife Katrina; Gerald Messer and his wife Kay; and Samuel Messer, all of Silsbee; brother, Charles Davis Messer of Town Bluff; sisters, Mary Storm of Evadale and Barbara Jenkins of Lincolnton, North Carolina; and eight grandchildren. A gathering of Mr. Messer's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Broussard's, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, with military honors provided by Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group. Complete and updated information may be viewed at broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 14, 2013