E.G. Guess, 96 of Baytown and formerly of Bogata

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Mr. E.G. (Uncle G) Guess  of Baytown, Texas formerly of Rosalie died Saturday April  30 in San Jacinto Medical Center in Baytown.

Military graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday,  May  4 at 3pm under the Pavilion of Bogata Cemetery with Rev Don Shovan officiating.  Wood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. He was born  Feb 8,1920 in Rosalie the son of Ernest  and Emma May Guess. He lived a long wonderful 96 years.  He worked on the farm until the age of 22 (some great stories).  He joined the Army in 1942; 5th Army, 88th Division.  He served under General Mark Clark and his favorite, Lt. Diezo who was lost a few weeks before the war ended.  He trained in Oklahoma and Louisiana.  He was sent to San Antonio after completing his training  From San Antonio he was shipped to New Port News, Virginia.  His next stop was North Africa where he trained for two months before heading to Italy where he spent his tour.  He experienced heavy combat there.  He returned on the troop ship, Mariposa which held 5,000 soldiers.  He was discharged in 1944 near Mt. Pleasant.  Due to the strike, there were no rail or bus services.  He began walking with his duffle bag.  Joe Cunningham stopped him and gave him a ride.  His brother, Bob noticed him in the vehicle and went to get his dad.  They returned to pick him up.

After a few months, he let home and went to work for Lane Texas Water Well Service, where he worked for over 30 years.  In those 30 years he traveled all over the US, making many friends and touching many lives.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy of 40 years; his parents, Emma and Ernest Guess;   3  brothers Herman, B.G. and Randolph (Pete) Guess, sisters Willie Watkins, Anguresbackofspn Whitten, Adelle Sanders and Francis Guess. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including a very special niece and caregiver Jackie Watkins of Baytown.  He will be remembered as the best 42 Player on this planet.

  1. Rena says:

    Rest in peace Uncle EG – I’m sure going to miss playing 42 with you and talking George Jones music. Love you!

  2. John Hill says:

    I can attest to G’s prowess at 42, boo ray, spades and hearts. I played many games with he and Dorothy over several years in the 70’s and early 80’s. I worked with G at Layne Texas Drilling before going into law enforcement and I never met a harder worker or a finer gentleman than he. I wish I hadn’t lost track of he and Dorothy and wish I could have been there to tell him goodbye. I will always love he and Dorothy forever.

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