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Gilbert Manly Spring Sr.

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Gilbert Manly Spring Sr.

Birth
Centralia, Trinity County, Texas, USA
Death
23 Dec 2012 (aged 97)
Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Burial
Trinity County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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Services for Gilbert Manly Spring, Sr., 97, of Lufkin, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin. Interment will be at Burketown Family Cemetery in Trinity County.

Mr. Spring was born Oct. 1, 1915 in Trinity County and died Dec. 23, 2012 at his residence.

Published in The Lufkin Daily News on December 25, 2012
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Funeral services for Gilbert Manly Spring, Sr., 97, of Lufkin will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Horace Fletcher and Reverend Lindsey Nimmons officiating. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Burketown Family Cemetery in Trinity County.

Gilbert passed peacefully at his home Sunday, December 23, 2012. Reared on a cotton farm in neighboring Trinity County, Gilbert was born October 1, 1915, the first of seven children born to Wayne Milledge Spring and Evie Delle (Odom) Spring. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wayne Milledge Spring, Jr. and Gilmer Spring, and one sister, Glenora Spring.

Gilbert was a graduate of Lufkin High School and the University of Texas at Austin. He served three terms in the Texas Legislature before receiving his law degree and was a prominent attorney in Lufkin for more than fifty years. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he was a navigator during World War II, serving in the anti-submarine warfare division. When the war ended, he remained in the Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Esther Spring; six children, Nadine Nickeson and husband Rob, Charnita Justiss and husband Ken, Esther Turner and husband Kent, Glenora Patterson and husband Edward, Gretchen Hoffman and husband Marty, and Gilbert Spring Jr; ten grandchildren, Matthew Nickeson and wife Melissa, Stephen Nickeson, Gavin Justiss, Kurt Turner, Keri Laney and husband Ryan, Bryan Patterson, Alicia Patterson, Monica Patterson, Chelsea Hoffman, and Kiersten Hoffman; two brothers, Gary Spring and wife Greta, and Garner Spring and wife Mary Lee; one sister, Gerry Guinell Chichester; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be...

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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Services for Gilbert Manly Spring, Sr., 97, of Lufkin, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin. Interment will be at Burketown Family Cemetery in Trinity County.

Mr. Spring was born Oct. 1, 1915 in Trinity County and died Dec. 23, 2012 at his residence.

Published in The Lufkin Daily News on December 25, 2012
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Funeral services for Gilbert Manly Spring, Sr., 97, of Lufkin will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Horace Fletcher and Reverend Lindsey Nimmons officiating. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at the Burketown Family Cemetery in Trinity County.

Gilbert passed peacefully at his home Sunday, December 23, 2012. Reared on a cotton farm in neighboring Trinity County, Gilbert was born October 1, 1915, the first of seven children born to Wayne Milledge Spring and Evie Delle (Odom) Spring. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wayne Milledge Spring, Jr. and Gilmer Spring, and one sister, Glenora Spring.

Gilbert was a graduate of Lufkin High School and the University of Texas at Austin. He served three terms in the Texas Legislature before receiving his law degree and was a prominent attorney in Lufkin for more than fifty years. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he was a navigator during World War II, serving in the anti-submarine warfare division. When the war ended, he remained in the Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Esther Spring; six children, Nadine Nickeson and husband Rob, Charnita Justiss and husband Ken, Esther Turner and husband Kent, Glenora Patterson and husband Edward, Gretchen Hoffman and husband Marty, and Gilbert Spring Jr; ten grandchildren, Matthew Nickeson and wife Melissa, Stephen Nickeson, Gavin Justiss, Kurt Turner, Keri Laney and husband Ryan, Bryan Patterson, Alicia Patterson, Monica Patterson, Chelsea Hoffman, and Kiersten Hoffman; two brothers, Gary Spring and wife Greta, and Garner Spring and wife Mary Lee; one sister, Gerry Guinell Chichester; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be...

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

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Legislator - Attorney
Navigator Army Air Corps 1941-1949
University of Texas Graduate
Married July 26, 1949



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