Jess Hallford

Obituary of Jess Hallford

Jesse Lee Hallford, born March 12, 1932 in Clarendon, TX., passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 in Lincoln, CA., where he'd made his is family home since 1962. The third of five sons, he was the last of "the five brothers" to leave us. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Joyce Loraine Hallford; his parents Earl Vernon and Lessie Hutto Hallford; his brother Troy Hallford ; brother James Hallford and his wife Melissa, brother Oscar Hallford and wife Betty; and brother Theodore Hallford and wife Ann. He is survived by his eldest son Michael Kent Hallford and wife Charla, daughter Patricia Hallford Neighbors and husband Keith, and son Jeffrey Lee Hallford and wife Constance; and his five grandchildren: Katrina Harper, Michelle Diaz, Robert Janway, Justin Hallford, and William Hallford and their respective spouses. He is also survived by nine great grandchildren; Joseph, Jonathan, Aiden, Timothy Jr., Colten, Esme, Klairabelle, Felix and Caroline; sister in-law Donna Blair Turner and family, and sisters in-law and brothers in-law, Kathy, Laura, Della, Robert and Leon Wagoner and families, as well as many, many nieces, nephews and other family members in the Hutto, Hart and Hallford clans. The Jesse Hallford family members also respectfully acknowledge Marjorie Hallford, surviving wife of Troy; now the last of "the five brothers and wives" that had served as the revered heads of our respective households for seven decades. Jesse L. Hallford came to California as a young boy, and the family worked the fields and farms up and down the California farm valleys and coast lands until his lumber industry work began in northern Mendocino County. He was called to serve and honorably discharged from the Army after serving his country, stationed in Japan during the Korean War. After his discharge in 1954 he returned to his wife and family and resumed his work in the redwood lumber industry near Leggett, and later moved to Hopland, Ca. where he worked at the Hopland lumber mill until 1962. He then joined his brothers to purchase Chisms Cannery Sales in Lincoln, Ca. and moved his young family to Lincoln, to open the first of several stores owned by the family over the years. Jesse left the grocery business in the early '80s, returning to his lumber industry roots and hired on at the Sierra Pacific mill in Lincoln, where he worked for two decades, finishing his tenure as lead chain-man at his retirement at age 65. Jesse has been laid to rest next to his wife Joyce, at Sierra View Memorial Park in Olivehurst, CA. Remembrances or tributes may be made with donations to the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association or your local hospice services. The family thanks Suncrest Hospice and Summerset Assisted Living of Lincoln for their caring service to our father.
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