Ancel Boswell, Jr

Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hearne prior to service. Services for Ancel Boswell, Jr. are being held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Hearne with Rev. James Hooper officiating. A visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Grapeland at Bailey & Foster Funeral Chapel. Burial following at 3:00 p.m. in Refuge Cemetery, Grapeland, Texas with Masonic rites accorded by the Franklin Texas group. Ancel Boswell, Jr., 96 of Hearne went to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Ancel Boswell, Jr. was born July 27, 1922 in the Elliott Community to Parents, Ancel Boswell, Sr. and Janie Larkin Boswell of Robertson County. Ancel attended public schools in Elliott, Hearne, and Franklin. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1941. He was active in FFA, sports and a student class officer. After Pearl Harbor Ancel joined the military where he served in the Army Air Force until WWII was over. When he returned from overseas Ancel went to work for Humble Pipeline Company for 10 years. He then went to work for Celanese Corporation of America Plant at Deer Park, Texas, later becoming Salvay Corporation of America. Upon retirement Ancel served as pipeline superintendent for South Texas Pipeline Company at Bay City, Texas. Ancel was preceded in death by his parents, Ancel Boswell, Sr. and Janie Boswell; brothers, Alfred and Oliver Boswell; sister, Janie Williamson; brother-inlaw, Bob Williamson; and first love, Ara Belle Brown Boswell wife of 49 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Irene Couch Boswell of Hearne, Texas; two nieces and one nephew. To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com. A Thank You from the family to Merryman Home Health Care of Robertson County for their nursing care and kindness. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home in Palestine, Texas

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