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Ben McGill

January 10, 1955 — June 30, 2016

Ben McGill, age 61, of Como, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
Mr. McGill was born January 10, 1955, in Como, to Jim and Dorothy Ophelia Harris McGill. Mr. McGill was one of ten children. He attended school in Como, where he excelled in playing basketball. He met and married Sherry Jackson on December 19, 1974. This union was blessed with two beautiful daughters whom he adored from the minute they were born.
Ben loved to fish and did some hunting, because he just loved being outdoors. He always had a bountiful garden, when he was in good health, and he enjoyed sharing the bounty with others.
Ben worked self employed in construction most of his life, and he also hauled many square bales of hay.
Ben loved his family and always had fun when everyone came over for a family, grandkids, cousins, etc...everyone together always made him happy.

A Memorial service to celebrate the life of Ben McGill will be held at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory at 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Survivors include:
Daughters: Wendy Rodriguez (Sinclair) of Greenville; and
Shalanda Laperouse of Broussard, LA;
Brothers: Roger McGill, and John McGill, both of Como;
Sisters: Katie McGill, and Rose Robinson (John L.), both of Como;
Grandchildren: Marquise Champion, Malik Champion, Sinclair Rodriguez, Jr., Zabria McGill, Alexis McGill, and Sterling Laperouse;
Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by: Parents; 4 Brothers, Onnie McGill, Ess McGill, Jimmy McGill, Tomas McGill; and 1 sister, Enola Bozeman

In lieu of flowers the family requests, and would greatly appreciate, that donations be made to the following link:

Memorial Service

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home
803 N. Texas St
Emory, Texas 75440

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