William Lafayette

Bess, Jr.

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William Lafayette Bess, Jr.

Oct 22 1927 - May 04 2009

McKinney-William Lafayette Bess Jr. passed away May 4, 2009. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church McKinney, officiated by Dr. Tommy Brummett and Dr. Jim Palmer. Bill was born in El Paso, Texas on October 22, 1927 to William and Rose Bess. After high school graduation he joined the United States Marines and served two years during World War II. He was then employed by Civil Service as he worked toward his Architectural Degree. He worked for several commercial firms designing and remodeling hospitals and churches. Bill retired from the Arlington Independent School District where he held a position as a staff architect. He was a devoted Christian and a consummate gentleman. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Beverly Bess; daughter, Lisa Albritton and her husband, Bob; sister, Lillian Childress; step-children, Mark Evans, Hugh Evans, Tim Evans and Debbie Bartzen; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
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