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Robert Guessford, Sr.

July 11, 1935 — August 27, 2016

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Robert Lee Guessford, Sr. died in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 81 years 1 month 16 days.

Robert was born July 11, 1935 in Williamsport, Maryland to Paul Lester and Bertha (Grove) Guessford. He was raised and attended school in Maryland. On July 17, 1954, Robert married the love of his life and partner for almost 61 years, Esther Hawkins. Together they enjoyed 6 children, 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren during a life spanning from Hagerstown, Maryland to Medina, Ohio, to finally settling to their little-bit-of heaven-on-earth in Purcell, Oklahoma with their devoted dog, Daisy Mae. Robert was of the Baptist faith.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bertha Guessford; wife, Esther Guessford; son, Randy Guessford; son in law, Steve Bless; and grandson, Jason Bless; brother, Larry Guessford; sister, Sandra Guessford. Survivors include sons, Paul Guessford and spouse Karen, Robert Guessford, Jr. and spouse Shawn; daughters, Karen Bless, Tammy Huddleston and spouse Danny, Renee Kruska and spouse Jon; 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; sister, Brenda Zeger;  brother, Don Guessford and many other relatives and friends.

Father: Knowing you’re at peace next to those that you have lost in your life only slightly eases our pain of your passing. It’s lessened further by realizing that you are still with us because your lessons of love, strength, laughter, and family is a legacy that you’ve passed to your generations.

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