Joseph Paul Hess

Joseph Paul Hess


Memorial services for Joseph Paul Hess, 69, of Wills Point, were held Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Russell Memorial Methodist Church in Wills Point with Pastor David Cartwright officiating, under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Mr. Hess passed away at his home Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

He was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Minot, North Dakota, to the late Paul Joseph Hess and Helen Adele Mitts Hess. He graduated from Bishop Ryan High School in Minot. He then attended North Dakota State University and later graduated with a degree in economics from the University of North Dakota.

While living in Oklahoma City, he received a degree in accounting from Central State University in Edmond, Okla. He became a CPA shortly after moving back to Texas. His love for numbers and solving problems showed throughout his professional career both in insurance underwriting and his accounting practice.

He married Ginger Roberts April 14, 1973, in Carrollton. They lived in the Dallas area and Oklahoma City before moving to Wills Point in 1983 to make their forever home and raise their children, Paul and Julie. Hess was a member of Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point.

He enjoyed living a quiet life in the small town of Wills Point. If he wasn't trail riding on a favorite horse, you could find him working the farm, welding, or using his carpentry skills to perfect whatever he could find. He had many talents and could tackle anything he set his mind to, whether it was business, ranching, cooking, grilling or recreation. He dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret Mary Hess, and Ellen Fleck and husband, Gene; and father and mother-in-law, Troy Durward Roberts Sr. and Mary Lois Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Ginger of Wills Point; son, Paul J. Hess and wife, Jessica of Southlake, and their children, Genevieve and Allana; daughter, Julie Marical and husband, Charles of Wills Point and their children, Blake and Case; nieces and nephew, Margaret Fleck of Carson, Calif., Nancy and Mark Smith of Lewisville, Carol and Steve Friddle of Minot, North Dakota, Paul and Darla Fleck of Round Rock; brother and sister-in-law, Troy D. Roberts Jr. and wife, Jeanne of Kingsport, Tenn.; and many other relatives and friends.