Born October 11, 1933. He went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:48 p.m. at his residence in Pine Grove, La. He was 79 and a native of Prentiss, MS. He was in the 569th Company of the US Army
and a veteran of the Korean War
. He was a retired pipefitter of Local 198 Steamfitters and Plumbers with 45-year service. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was a longtime member of Faith Baptist Church in Baker, La. and moved to Pine Grove, where he was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home in Livingston on Saturday, December 15, 2012 beginning at 8:00 a.m., with funeral services in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Bro. Rodger Dunlap. Burial will follow at Housley Family Cemetery in Pine Grove, La. Preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean Dyess; his parents, Calvin Monroe Dyess and Maude Mae Bracken; brothers, Albert Dyess and Edward Dyess; sister, Juanita Branton. Survived by sister, Eloise Carroll; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie Shery and James Murphy Housley; son and daughter-in-law, Terry Scott and Susan Marie Dyess; daughter, Nancy Lynn Ramsey and fiance, Billy Courville; six grandchildren, Scott and Murphy Housley, Hope Carroll, Brad Hymel, Brady Valin and Samantha Dyess; seven great grandchildren, Trey, Olivia and Ethan Housley, Kelsey Milton, Blake Carroll, Rylee Hymel and Liam Ricker; two great-great grandchildren, Blakely and Kinsley Carroll. Pallbearers will be Scott and Murphy Housley, Darrell Carroll, Brad Hymel, Brady Valin, Trey and Ethan Housley. We would like to thank Hospice of Baton Rouge, Diane, Cathy, Diane and Vickki. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.