Mr. Ernest "Gene" Eugene Sessom

September 14, 1925May 7, 2018
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Ernest Eugene “Gene” Sessom, 92 yrs old, of Fort Worth Texas, passed away peacefully with family on May 7, 2018.

Gene was born on September 14, 1925. He was married to Shirley Sessom for 66 years before she passed in 2013. He served his country honorably and nobly during World War II in the US Army as a Corporal with the 32nd mechanized Cavalry 3rd Army in the European Theatre of operations; he also performed the duties of driver, gunner and radio operator of the Light Tank Crewman. Gene was an electrician, foreman and loved farming. He was an all around person with interests in hunting, fishing, gardening, an avid sports fan, and music. He could tell the best stories and his laugh was contagious! He enjoyed going to Johnny High on Saturday nights with the love of his life and his grandkids and listening to country music.

Ernest is survived by his children, Cole Sessom of Nacadoches, Texas and Sherry Hamlin of Ferris, Texas; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.


  • David Kipp
  • Aaron Smitherman
  • Matthew Smitherman
  • Jarrod Morrow
  • Kelton Morrow
  • Santos Gonzalez


  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Interment Monday, May 14, 2018

Mr. Ernest "Gene" Eugene Sessom

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P.Ann Sessom

May 15, 2018

Grandpa, you will missed, you were loved greatly for your kindness, compassion, and humor.
Thank you for giving the world such a caring and handsome family, Thank you for your wisdom and complete honesty.
Your service and your sacrifice for your country is appreciated and honored, we salute you.
You were loved more than you know.

Sylvia Smitherman

May 14, 2018

Grandpa Gene joined Jesus, family, and friends in heaven this week. I loved this man for his compassion, keeping it real personality, personal stories, and endurance and sacrifices during the Great Depression, he was a loyal-dedicated-fearless man that served his country in WWII and loved his family. He is loved by many, grandkids, great grandkids, family, and friends. I'll remember his stories and funny sayings...he always made us laugh...he just didn't give a damn. He was like our southern clint eastwood and you didn't mess with him or anyone he cared about. He was old school, he was tough, simple, could do anything...a jack of all trades, he loved johnny hide and took Aaron with him and grandma on fridays and so much more...the boys will miss grandpa and so will I. Thank you Grandpa for your love, have fun in heaven xoxoxo

Sylvia Oxenreider Skinner

May 8, 2018

Deepest sympathy to our shared family, Aaron, Sylvia and boys, and to all of Gene and Shirley's family. They were long-time friends. He will be missed.

Alesha Kipp

May 8, 2018

Grandpa Gene sure did love his grandchildren. He was the best grandpa and great grandpa to my children.