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Don Edward Guess

November 12, 1941 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 79)


Don Edward Guess of Bogata, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at his daughters home, after a three-year battle with cancer.  He was born November 12, 1941, in the Rosalie Community just east of Bogata on the family farm.

Don was  an equipment operator for Porterfield-Guess Construction where he was a top rated blade operator.  He loved family gatherings, fishing, gardening, woodworking and building toys for kids. He built two timber frame houses from the ground up, both being 2-story homes, a mini-dozer from scrap metal and parts, and a tree house with an electric elevator for his granddaughter Sarah.  If he could dream up something to build, he didn't  give up until he got it done.  He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Bogata where he loved his Sunday School Class and all his fellow church members.

Don leaves his daughter and son-in-law, Torina and Jerry House of Bogata, Texas; granddaughter and the light of his life, Sarah House, also of Bogata; brothers, Roger Guess, George Ray Guess, and Gary Guess and his wife Ayesha  all of Bogata, Texas; sisters, Betty Sue Watts and her husband James A., Mary Jo Porterfield of Bogata, Texas and Joyce Gibson and her husband Calvin of Woodland, Texas; sister-in-law, Bonnie Guess of Bogata, Texas; he also leaves special friend and son he never had, Sammy Sparger and his wife Christy of Bangs, Texas and their family, Zakry, Jacob, and Samantha; he also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman "Slick" and Agnes (Elson) Guess; brothers, Jimmy Guess, Dale Guess, and Herman Guess, Jr.; sister, Nina Hayes; sisters-in-law, Kaylen Goss and Sheila Guess, and by brothers-in-law, Donald Porterfield and Pete Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Bogata. Interment will follow at the Bogata Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the church.

The family request that memorial donations be made to Rivercrest Education Foundation c/o Ann Smith, 4126 Hwy 271, Bogata, Texas 75417 or Hospice Plus 302 N Jefferson Avenue, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455.

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July 23, 2021

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Bogata

Funeral Service
July 24, 2021

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Bogata

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