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2009-04-16 / Obituaries

Louis Gifford

February 23, 1953 - April 7, 2009

Services were onFriday April 10, 2009 at Phillips & Luckey Chapel, burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Rev. Barry Methvin and Rev. Calvin Springer officiating.

Louis Gifford was born February 23, 1953 in Cameron to Louis Guinn and Margaret Lee (Eiland) Gifford. His childhood was in Thorndale and adult life in Rockdale.

On November 12, 1970, he and Becky Lane Robbins were married in the Apostolic Faith Church in Rockdale.

Louis was self employed in Gifford Concrete Works, he started Gifford Wrecker Service on a part time basis, then Central Recovery and bought a franchise in American Lenders, then went back the concrete business.

Louis passed away Tuesday evening, April 7, 2009 at his home in Rockdale, reaching the age of 56. He was preceded in death by his parents. Brother, Charles Gifford. Sister, Gwendolyn Zieschang.

Surviving; his wife of 38 years, Becky Gifford of Rockdale; son, Aaron Gifford and wife Kimberly of Thorndale; daughters, Shannon Lehmann of Rockdale and Tabatha Strelsky of Rockdale; father-inlaw, Jim Robbins of Rockdale; ten grandchildren, Brianna, Landon, Austin, Emeri and Nicholas Gifford, Jennifer and Hunter Lehmann, Deven, Mikayla and Autumn Strelsky; special friend, Martha Castillo; son-in-law, David Lehmann.

Pallbearers, Carl Story, Ron McCoy, David Head, Jim Davis, Jason Tarver, Kevin Starr.

Memorial may be made in Louis's name to South Texas Chapter ALS Association, 8600 Wurzbach Suite 700, San Antonio, Texas 78758.

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