Class of '62 Obituaries



Capt Jack Blake
Beaumonter Dies in Vietnam Action Dec 20
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Kelley-Hixson Funeral Home for Army Captain Jack Patrick Blake, 24, who was killed in action in Vietnam Dec 20.
Pryor N. Russell will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military grave side rites.
Blake, a native of Houston, had lived in Beaumont most of his life. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth "Betsy" Balmer Blake; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Blake of Beaumont; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Cartier of Houston; four brothers, Norman Blake of Lafayette, LA, and Stephen, Michael and Jonathan Blake, all of Houston, and two sisters, Miss Erin Blake and Miss Pamela Blake both of Beaumont.



John Belt
John R. Belt, Jr., 59, of Lumberton died Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital.
A native of Oakdale, Louisiana and lifetime area resident, Mr. Belt retired as a purchasing agent for Mobil. He served as a United States Army Vietnam veteran.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Broussard's, 1605 N. Major Drive, Beaumont followed by burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday evening, September 19, 2003 at the mortuary. Survivors include his son, John Robert iB.J.i Belt, iii; daughter, Mary Kathryn Belt Martin and her husband Allen; parents, John Sr. and Rachel Belt all of Lumberton; and unborn granddaughter, McKenzie Martin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, 4901 Main Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.
Beaumont Enterprise, The (TX) - Friday, September 19, 2003

Marie Seaberg
Marie Seaberg, 70, of Beaumont, who had been an active and vibrant woman only six weeks earlier, passed away, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, after a brief bout with cancer.
She was born on August 4, 1944, in Pensacola, Florida, to Margaret Lewis Seaberg and Anton Seaberg. Marie graduated from French High School and Lamar University and was widely known as a P.E. teacher, golf and volleyball coach at West Brook High School for many years. After retiring from BISD, she kept busy with a part time job at L'Oreal.
Marie was a long time member of North End Baptist Church in Beaumont. She was loving, caring, giving, had a great sense of humor, and loved her family dearly. Marie also loved shopping, dining out, traveling, and enjoyed good health until back pain led to the discovery of cancer early last month.
Survivors include her sister, Annette Seaberg Todd and her husband, Johnny, of Sour Lake; niece, Amanda Jackson and her husband, Henry, of Pearl City, Hawaii; nephews, Ashley Todd and his wife, Mysti, of Sour Lake; and Adam Todd of Chicago, Illinois; great-niece, Alexis Todd; and great-nephews, Adyn Todd, Adyson Todd, Asher Todd, and Trevor Benson. Marie is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leo Fuller; and great-niece, Cora Faith Benson.
A gathering of Ms. Seaberg's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Broussard's, with Reverend David Goolsby officiating. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. Pallbearers will be Donnie Schroeder, Larry Hendon, Arvin Fails, Charles Trahan, Kim McMurray, and Terry Ingram. The family would like to thank Dr. Scott McKenney, his nurse, Christie Shoemaker, and all of the nurses on the oncology wing at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital for the wonderful care they gave to Marie. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?pid=174756426#sthash.wo4BaQj6.dpuf



Merrill "Snuffy" Smith
Merrill George "Snuffy" Smith, of Goliad, passed away Tuesday. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War; was retired from Amoco Production Company and was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Preceded in death by his father George S. Smith, survivors include his mother, Marie Edwards Smith; his wife, Barbara Weaver Smith; sons, Robert M. Smith and wife, Bonnie and Jared W. G. Smith and wife, Tammy; sister, Gwen Shimek; brothers, Don W. Smith and Warren B. Smith; three grandchildren Ryan Smith, Taylor Smith and Amber Smith.


Jack Blake
Capt J. Blake, a Beaumonter Dies in Vietnam Action Dec. 20 1968. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Kelley-Hixson Funeral Home for Army Captain Jack Patrick Blake, 24, of 2755 Louisiana, Apt 6, who was killed in action in Vietnam Dec 20. Pryor N. Russell will officiate at the services.
Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military grave side rites. Blake, a native of Houston, had lived in Beaumont most of his life. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth "Betsy" Balmer Blake; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Blake of Beaumont; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Cartier of Houston; four brothers, Norman Blake of Lafayette, LA, and Stephen, Michael and Jonathan Blake, all of Houston, and two sisters, Miss Erin Blake and Miss Pamela Blake both of Beaumont.




Kenneth Wayne Dorsey
Kenneth Wayne “Ken” Dorsey, 68, of Kearney died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Haven Home in Kenesaw. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Life Assembly Church with the Rev. Roger Wendt officiating and military honors by Kearney American Legion Post 52, Kearney Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759 and the Nebraska National Guard Funeral Honors Team. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 18, 1944, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Charlie and Julia (Guynes) Dorsey. He married Marsha Doye. Survivors include his wonderful children, daughter, Angie McDaniel and her husband, Tom, of Midland, Ga., daughter, Christy Stinton of Boise, Idaho, and son, Steven Dorsey and his wife, Dea, of Carrollton, Texas; grandchildren, Hillary Dorsey of Boise and Madison and Luke McDaniel of Midland; siblings, Leon Dorsey and his wife, Wilda, of Nacogdoches, Texas, Cecil Dorsey and his wife, Linda, of Pearland, Texas, and Nita Soileau and her husband, Noel, of Lumberton, Texas.
He was the fifth of six children in his family. He spent his early years in Hearne, Texas. Later, his family moved to Beaumont, Texas, where Ken graduated from French High School in 1962. After high school, Ken went to East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas. He served as a summer missionary in Wisconsin and helped start Baptist churches, youth camps and vacation Bible schools. Ken loved singing in the choir. He became a licensed minister in Beaumont in 1965.
Ken then went to Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California. In 1968, Ken gave up his deferment to serve his country by enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma where he met his wife of 43 years, Marsha Doye. Ken was deployed to the DMZ in South Korea for 13 months and returned to Fort Sill. After his discharge, he worked as a copier technician and later as an area field engineer manager for Savin Corp. in Dallas. He later moved to Oklahoma City where he worked for Canon Corp. as an area field engineer manager until his retirement in 2000. Ken continued to work as a technician for several independent copier dealers before fully retiring due to illness. In 2007, Ken and his wife, Marsha, moved to Kearney where they have attended New Life Assembly Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Evelyn Sheffield and Judy Reed. Memorials are suggested to New Life Assembly Church.


Jack Cleveland Jr.
Jack B. “Paw Paw” Cleveland, Jr., 69, of Hardin, died Friday, January 10, 2014, at the Liberty-Dayton Community Hospital in Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
Jack was born September 9, 1944 in Beaumont, to parents; Jack B., Sr. and Addie Bellow Cleveland, a former resident of Beaumont, and has resided in Hardin for the past 16 years. He was a graduate of the French High School class of 1962, veteran of the US Navy with service during Vietnam, a retired salesman, and former Wal-Mart greeter. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Cleveland was preceded in death by his father: Jack B. Cleveland, Sr., mother: Addie Bellow Cleveland, and wife of 42 years: Alice Murphy Cleveland. He is survived by his children: Dawn Cleveland of Port Neches, Klarissa Cleveland of OK, Jack B. Cleveland, III of Lumberton, Misstie Wilcox and husband Greg of Hardin, Mandi Stephens of Hardin, and Melissa Knight and James Silk of AL, 12 grandchildren, and numerous other relatives, and friends


Robert William Quick Jr.
Graveside funeral services for Mr. Robert William Quick, Jr., age 67, of Belton, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, Texas, with Reverend Robert Besser officiating.
Mr. Quick died Monday from injuries in a car wreck near Cameron, Texas. Mr. Quick was born July 3, 1944 in Many, Louisiana, to Robert William Quick Sr. and Jeanette Lacaze and was a retired insurance salesman, having worked for the Prudential Insurance Company.
Mr. Quick is survived by a brother, David Quick of Jasper, Texas; a sister, Sue Doucet, of Beaumont; and 3 grandchildren. Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron, Texas, is in charge of arrangements. 254-697-6611.
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Sue Ann (Porterfield) Quick - Roberts wife was also killed in the wreck. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Sue Ann (Porterfield) Quick, age 59, of Belton, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Beaumont, Texas, with Reverend Robert Besser officiating. Mrs. Quick died Monday in an automobile accident near Cameron, Texas.


D.D McInnis
D. Dwain McInnis, 67, a native of Beaumont, TX. passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Christus Hospital, DuBuis in Beaumont.
Born January 7, 1944, Dwain was in the banking business for years and was employed at First City National Bank. He then moved to San Antonio, and was an instructor of Banking at Palo Alto College, before retiring and returning to Beaumont. A 1962 graduate of French High School, he then attended Lamar Tech. and Lamar University, earning his Master's degree. He served in the United States Air Force 1964 - 1968, as a specialist in the computer programming at Barksdale AF Base in Shreveport, LA.
Survivors include sisters, Doris Bettis of Excelsior Springs, MO., JoAnn Gripon (Johnnie) of Beaumont; his former wife, Kitty McInnis of San Antonio; in-laws, Boyd (Mary) Rhyerd, Janie (Charles) Ludwig, Robin (Janine) Ryherd, Gregg (Ardel) Ryherd, Tim (June) Ryherd, Mark (Susy) Ryherd; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.


Tommy Michael Thompson
Tommy, 67, of Beaumont, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on July 11, 1944, in Nacogdoches, to Corene Baker Thompson and William Hilton Thompson. In 1964, Tommy married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Linda Beard. They were married forty-seven years. He was a member of Ridgewood Church of Christ. Tommy was a proud graduate of French High School Class of 1962.
In 1989, Tommy established his business, A&A Equipment, along with his two sons, David and John, who continue the business today. Tommy enjoyed all sports. He had a special love for baseball, coaching North End Senior League and Big League for many years. He was an excellent golfer and fisherman. His family and close friends spent a lot of time on the golf course and the lake with Tommy. As a grandfather of five, Tommy loved spending time with his grandchildren, his pride and joy. He attended every school function, sporting event, and dance recital. Tommy changed his name to Papa when the grandchildren were born. Papa taught his grandchildren how to fish and bait the hook. He created the adventure, which could mean a lot of things-a trip to the woods, the lake, the beach, backyard, or the golf course. Thanks to Papa, his family has many special memories and stories to tell.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Thompson; children, David Michael Thompson and his wife, Caralee and John Derek Thompson and his wife, Michelle, both of Fannett; and grandchildren, Ainsley, Jack, Raegan, Travis, and Chase. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Bobby Thompson.
A gathering of Mr. Thompson's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2012, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210 or to Harbor Hospice, 2450 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 2, 2012


Lois Janette Revia Allemore
Funeral services for Lois Janette Revia Allemore, 68, of Lumberton, wwere held Thursday, January 12, 2012, at R.S. Farmer Funeral Home, with interment following in Cunningham Cemetery. Visitation will begin 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at the funeral home.
Known as MiMi to her grandkids, she went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2012. Born on November 8, 1943, in Beaumont, Tx., she resided in Lumberton with her husband of 46 years, A.L. Allemore.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Emma Revia. She is survived by her husband, A.L. Allemore; daughter, Janci and son-in- law, Bret Ogden of Beaumont; grandchildren, Brittany and Brandon; son, Brian and daughter-in-law, Tania Allemeore and mother-in-law, Hattie Allemore. Lois has numerous other family members and friends and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.


William A Bill Settle
Bill, 65, of Kountze died December 23, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Bill was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 5, 1944 to Tom C. and Tallulah Ercelle (Rankin) Settle.
Bill was a 1962 graduate of French High School and a 1967 graduate of Lamar University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Math. Following college, Bill went to work in the design and manufacture of integrated circuits in California's Silicon Valley. He worked for about ten years with several companies including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in California, and then moved to his beloved second home of Hawaii. He worked for several companies on Oahu and Maui and for the State of Hawaii on their Lunar Research Project on Maui. He was also employed by an engineering firm in Plano, Texas where he retired and moved back to his favorite Hawaiian island of Kauai. With failing health, he spent his last two years near family and friends in Southeast Texas.
He is survived by his two brothers, Thomas E. Settle and Lewis H. McNeely of Kountze; two granddaughters, Ashton and Brittney Simon; grandson, Colby Simon of Ottawa, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Bryan Simon.
A private memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Broussard's in Kountze. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial contributions be made to Kountze Public Library, 800 S. Redwood Ave., Kountze, Texas 77625, American Heart Association , P.O. Box 7015, Beaumont, Texas 77726, or to a charity of choice.


Brenda Ault Brougher






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