HOUSTON – Jesse Voyles, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1930, in Calhoun County to Parker Luther Voyles and Stacey Virgie Mitchell Voyles.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW and a Baptist. He was a man who always went around with a smile on his face. He loved telling jokes and loved blowing his crazy horn.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Samples, Bro. Randy Rinehart, Bro. Arnold Amason, Bro. Bobby Brock and Bro. Patrick Black officiating. Burial will be at Monte Vista Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Louise Crowley Voyles of Houston; two daughters, Nancy Voyles (Pancho) and Wanda Johnston (Greg), both of Houston; four sons, Billy Voyles (Anita), Charles Voyles, David Voyles (Tracy) and Tracy Voyles (Karen), all of Houston; his grandchildren, Chastity Mincy, Jeremy, Corey, Tyler Voyles, Jacob Cervantes, Jason Voyles, Brandi Holloway, Cody Voyles, Samantha Underwood, Melissa Roberts, Jonathon Betts, Paul Betts, Brandon Voyles, Chase Voyles, Jasmine Voyles, Trae Voyles, Christopher Voyles and Josh Voyles; two special granddaughters whom he raised, Stephanie and Crystal Garcia; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Lauren Mincy, Trent Sanders, Kyler Morris, Cayson Pierce, Cainen Pierce, Jaylee Betts, Arrinton Voyles, Dante, Nikki, Devin, Dustin Martin, Hannah and Kennedy Voyles, Hayden Holloway, Ryan and Emily Voyles, Abby Cook, Kareleigh and Rylan Voyles; one sister, Edna Parker of Houston; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by two sons, Tommy and William Dale Voyles; his parents, Parker and Stacey Voyles; two brothers, Olen Voyles and Otha Voyles; one sister, Annie Beth Voyles; and one great-granddaughter, Makynli Voyles.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston.
Donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.
For online condolences visit www.memorialfuneralhomehouston.com.