PHOTOS: Texas funeral held for former President George H.W. Bush

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard followed by family members at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in College Station, Texas. (Photo: Jeff Roberson/Pool via Reuters)

The body of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was carried to the burial site at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, on Thursday after a funeral at a Houston church where he was remembered by family members who knew him best as “Gampy.”

Bush’s casket was carried to his grave behind his library by a military honor guard in a ceremony overseen by his son and former President George W. Bush.

Bush, the 41st U.S. president, died last week in Texas at 94. His remains were flown to Texas on Wednesday following a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral attended by President Donald Trump, the four living former presidents and foreign leaders.

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard during a funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)

Thursday’s funeral service was held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, where Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush worshipped for more than five decades. The service took on a personal tone with remarks by family members.

George W. Bush, who followed his father to the White House, sat in a front pew near the flag-draped casket and joined in as some 1,000 mourners sang “America the Beautiful.”

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Magnolia, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip, Pool/AP)

Following the funeral service, Bush’s remains were taken by train some 80 miles northwest to College Station for the burial alongside his wife, Barbara, who died in April, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3 in 1953.

Residents of small towns along the route gathered to wave at the train, a Union Pacific Corp locomotive numbered 4141 and bearing the name “George Bush 41” on the side, as it passed. (Reuters)

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The hearse carrying the body of former US President George H.W. Bush arrives for the internment ceremony at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, on Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
The hearse carrying the body of former US President George H.W. Bush arrives for the internment ceremony at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, on Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
The Bush family looks on as a joint military services honor guard carries the casket for former President George H.W. Bush from the Union Pacific funeral train at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Loren Elliott/Reuters)
Spectators cheer and wave flags as the Union Pacific funeral train carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Navasota, Texas, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Nick Oxford/Reuters)
People pay their respects as the train carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/Pool via Reuters)
Firefighters stand on their truck and salute along with other attendants on an overpass as the train carrying the body of former president George H.W. Bush travels past on the way to Bush’s final internment Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Spring, Texas. (Photo: Michael Wyke/AP)
People look from a building as they pay their respects as the train carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Navasota, Texas Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Magnolia, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/Pool via Reuters)
People pay their respects as the train carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the route from Spring to College Station, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/Pool via Reuters)
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Spring, Texas, as it is placed on a Union Pacific train.(Photo: David J. Phillip, Pool/AP)
Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, leave St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston after the funeral service for his father, former President George H.W. Bush on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)
A military honor guard carries the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church following his funeral service Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to a hearse during a funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The Oak Ridge Boys perform during the funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush at the St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Rick T. Wilking/Reuters)
Reba McEntire sings “The Lord’s Prayer” during a funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martinís Episcopal Church Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip/Pool via Reuters)
Former President George W. Bush embraces former Secretary of State James Baker, right, after he gave a eulogy during the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip, Pool/AP)
Former Secretary of State James Baker speaks during the funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush in Houston, Texas, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Rick T. Wilking/Reuters)
George P. Bush touches the flag-draped casket after giving a eulogy during a funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)
Elizabeth Dwen Andrews reads scripture during a funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. At back are Noelle Lucila Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush and Marshall Lloyd Bush. (Photo: David J. Phillip, Pool/AP)
The funeral service for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush at the St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo: Rick T. Wilking/Reuters)
Former President George W. Bush places a hand on his chest during a funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)
People pay their respects as the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush lies in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip, Pool/AP)
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP)
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush arrives at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP)
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Ellington Field in Houston. (Photo: Eric Gay/AP)
The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Ellington Field in Houston. (Photo: David J. Phillip, Pool/AP)

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