Services for LB Vestal, 82, of Centerville, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2013 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Joshua Pepper officiating. Mr. Vestal was born February 2, 1931 in Sabine County, Texas, the son of the late Hazel Ellen (Cooper) and Hugh Vestal. He passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in a Crockett hospital. Mr. Vestal worked at Brown & Root for many years. He then owned his own sawmill and loved to work with wood. He raised sugar cane and made syrup. He served his country with the United States Navy. Mr. Vestal was saved and baptized in the Angelina River by Bro. E. E. Cummings. Survivors include his son, and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Jana Snider; son, Randy Snider; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley Ann and Mark Johnson; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and W J Morehead; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Linda Vestal; brother, Johnny Ray Vestal; sisters-in-law, Genese Vestal and Yvonne Vestal; granddaughters, Sandra Spece and husband Adam and Susan Pepper and husband Joshua; grandsons, Sam Rusty Snider and John E. Gilleland; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Vestal was preceded in death by his brothers, Lonnie Vestal and Bobby Vestal; and daughter, Sandra Snider. Pallbearers will be Sammy, Rusty, Adam, Kaleb, Phillip, and Brian. Honorary pallbearers will be R J Kristian, and all of his nieces. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com. Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Oct. 19, 2013