Kenneth Sessions

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Kenneth Sessions

Kenneth Sessions JACKSONVILLE - A funeral service for Kenneth "Dick" Sessions age 69, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Rev. Andy Cox will officiate. Mr. Sessions will be laid to rest at Earle's Chapel Cemetery in Jacksonville.
He passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Tyler.
Kenneth was born June18, 1949, in Jacksonville to Pearl and Mamie Sessions.
Mr. Sessions served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War on the heavy cruiser named "The New Port News." He started his career as a swamper for Boyce Tennison at Powell Plant Farm. After working at several other plant farms, he started Sessions Plant Farm and was very successful. He was also a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia Sue Armstrong; and brother, Elton Ray Sessions.
Pallbearers will be Chris Hammons, James McCord, Michael Parsley, Wesley Davis, Mike Kirkland, Ronnie Higginbotham, Joel Hancock and Chad Hancock.
Honorary pallbears will be Frank Waites, Terry Roach, Scott Sands, Nick Maestas, Frank Sanchez, Don Darby, Bob Brown, Kent Willis, Ricky Brown, Adan Chavira and Raymundo Sanchez.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife, Jackie Sessions, whom he married on April 9, 1971, of Jacksonville; sons, Kevin Wayne Sessions and Kenny Mack Sessions and wife Stephanie, all of Jacksonville; sisters, Ella Faye Waggoner of Tyler, Margaret McKinley and husband Joel of Henderson; Mary Martin and husband Stan of Whitehouse, Eva Mae Rocha and husband Joel of Jacksonville, brothers, Donald Guinn and wife Connie of Tyler, Leroy Sessions and wife Sue of Ponta, Jimmy Lynn Sessions and wife Lisa of Jacksonville; sister-in-law, Betty Gail Pope Walker and husband Ken of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Connor Chase Sessions, Autumn Sessions, and Ashlynn Sessions. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, and friends are cordially invited to visit with Sessions family from 5 to 7 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on March 5, 2019
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Brandi Valentine
Mar 23, 2019
Ms. Jackie, I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Dick. My grandfather Willard always thought very highly of him . He was a very kind man and as my grandfather I thought highly of him as well. I know this is late but I was just informed about this. I will always remember coming in the office and running around as a kid and teenager at the plant farms and shop while pops fixed things and Mr Dick out there saying ok just do what needs done lol
. Please know that in the days to come I will keep all of you in my prayers and thoughts.
Christopher Blanton
Mar 07, 2019
I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Sessions during my childhood in the summer league baseball season. He was by far one of the greatest individuals and coaches I grew to respect and continued to this day. He will truly be missed and my heart is with you all during these difficult times.
William (Bill) VanHouten
Mar 05, 2019
For 40 years ,I worked with, and sold to Dick.
A true Southern gentleman, who adopted this little Dutch guy, as his trusted friend.
May you rest in peace my friend.!