J.B. Fussell, 88, went to be with our Lord Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his home in Boyd. Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd. Officiating is Ronnie Oxner. Interment: Boyd Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pallbearers: Jay Bryan Fussell, Hayden Perdue, Scott Joplin, Mark Reeves, Bill Allen and Bruce Martin. J.B. was born on Jan. 10, 1925, to Ben and Louella Parker Fussell in Nacogdoches. He married Virginia Lee Adams on July 18, 1946, in Lufkin. J.B. was a proud veteran of the United States Army
Air Force. He was a service tool and dyemaker for General Dynamics and retired after 31 years of dedicated service in 1981. He was also a member of the Masons for over 50 years. J.B was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings. Survivors: His wife of 67 years, Virginia Fussell of Boyd; his son, Bruce Fussell of Boyd; his granddaughter, Sherry Perdue and husband, Hayden, of Mansfield; his grandson, Jay Bryan Fussell and wife, Malorie, of Fort Worth; his great-grandchildren, Avery and Chase; his brother, Clyde Fussell of Alvarado; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.