Obituaries

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20
Apr

Shirley Menard

5/15/1939 - 3/16/2017

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20
Apr

Wanda “Peaches” Byrom- Weldon

Wanda “Peaches” Byrom-Weldon, 78. of Vidor, TX died Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Born in Beaumont, TX she was a lifelong resident of Vidor. She was a teacher and taught special education in Vidor for 28 years. Wanda loved her church and was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church. She loved to travel and spending quality time with her family and friends. Visitation will be Monday, April 17, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pine Forest Baptist Church with funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Wanda is survived by 3 daughters; Donna Droddy and her husband Mike, Cindy Rench and her husband Ronnie, and Stephanie Whitsitt, and 1 son; Bo Weldon, all of Vidor. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband; James Weldon.

Thu
20
Apr

Gus Dale Deason Jr.

Gus Dale Deason, 57, of Vidor died Monday, April 10th, 2017 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor. A native and lifelong resident of Vidor. Gus dedicated his early years in life to community service in the fire department and police department. He was a firefighter in Vidor for 28 years. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Gus is survived by his wife of 7 years Donna Deason of Vidor, TX, sons Robert Deason and wife Alice of Vidor, TX, Gus Deason III and wife Kaylea of Austin, TX, daughter Margie Deason Block and husband David of Vidor, TX, sister Henrietta Etta Morgan of Vidor, TX and 6 grandchildren.

Thu
20
Apr

Joseph (MoJo) David DeKing

On April 11th 2017, Joseph (MoJo) David DeKing gained his place in heaven. Born August 30th, 1975 Raised in Vidor, graduate class of 1994 Joe was an avid outdoorsman with a great love for fishing, hunting and gardening. Currently residing on the hill in Magnolia,TX, he loved to cook weekend meals with the family. Joe had a personality like no other, with his quirky antics and hilarious comebacks, there was never a dull moment around him. He always kept us laughing. Joe was a kind soul who would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. He was a hard working man, doing all he could do to give his kids the world. Joe is survived by his children Sierra Nicole DeKing, Bradly Brice DeKing, and F.S.I.L Brandon Ray Haynes, parents Donald and Emily DeKing, Grandmother’s Lerma Franklin and Helen DeKing, sisters Brandy M. DeKing, Callie A. Raley, Pearl L. Looney, brothers Jerry W. Boudreaux, Billy W.

Thu
20
Apr

Betty “Pinkie” Shafer

Betty “Pinkie” Shafer, 87 of Vidor, TX died Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 in Beaumont, TX. A native of Houston she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Pinkie was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church and like doing yard work, making cookies and mayhaw jelly for shut-ins. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pine Forest Baptist Church with funeral services at 3:00 p.m.. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Pinkie is survived by 3 sons; Lee Edward Shafer and his wife Pamela of Katy, TX, Clifford Earl Shafer and his wife Martha of Vidor, and Bobby Eugene Shafer and his wife Robin of Vidor. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one on the way! Pinkie was preceded in death by her husband; Aubry Shafer, 1 sister; Earline Mason and 1 brother; William “Bubba” Landgrede.

Thu
20
Apr

Mark Chesser, Sr.

Mark Chesser, Sr., 54, of Vidor passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 10, 1963 in Vidor, TX. He was an entrepreneur when it came to his money. He was a talented artist, he could draw anything. He had a green thumb and he had the most elaborate garden. His yard was always perfect. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed canoeing, camping, fishing, and running a trot line. He was also a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Dan Doiron; brother, Guy Chesser; and mother of his child, Roggie Eastwood. He is survived by his father, Harold Chesser and wife, Bilbe of Hemphill; mother, Sue Doiron of Vidor; son, Mark Chesser II and wife, Krystal of Vidor; brothers, Butch Chesser and wife, Martha of Vidor, Todd Chesser and wife, Reene of Vidor; sister, Sherrie Chesser of Lufkin; grandchildren, Weston Chesser, and Lilly Chesser, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thu
20
Apr

Fred Allen Bozeman

Fred A. Bozeman, 80, of Vidor died Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at The Gardens in Beaumont, TX. A native of Fannin County, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Fred was a storeroom clerk at Temple Inland Paper Mill in Evadale, TX for 34 years before his retirement. He served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Fred was an avid Corvair car collector and was a member of the National Corvair Club. Graveside service will be held at 10:00am Friday, April 21, 2017 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00pm Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of VIdor.

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20
Apr

Lloyd Joseph Beard, Jr.

Lloyd Joseph Beard, Jr., 71, of Vidor, passed away Monday April 17, 2017. He was born October 27, 1945 in Lake Arthur, LA. He was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church. He was a hard working man who could fix about anything, he was a skilled mechanic and welder. In his younger years, he enjoyed running track and playing football. He was a past Worshipful Master of the Vidor Masonic Lodge. He visited the Grand Lodge many times and he taught many Masons. He worked at Bethlehem Steel, then later for North Star Steel, where he retired. He was much loved and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Melida Beard; siblings, Christine Guidry, and Donald R. Beard.

Tue
18
Apr

Gus Dale Deason Jr.

Gus Dale Deason, 57, of Vidor died Monday, April 10th, 2017 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor. A native and lifelong resident of Vidor. Gus dedicated his early years in life to community service in the fire department and police department. He was a firefighter in Vidor for 28 years.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home.

Gus is survived by his wife of 7 years Donna Deason of Vidor, TX, sons Robert Deason and wife Alice of Vidor, TX, Gus Deason III and wife Kaylea of Austin, TX, daughter Margie Deason Block and husband David of Vidor, TX, sister Henrietta Etta Morgan of Vidor, TX and 6 grandchildren.

Tue
18
Apr

Joseph (MoJo) David DeKing

On April 11th 2017, Joseph (MoJo) David DeKing gained his place in heaven. Born August 30th, 1975 Raised in Vidor, graduate class of 1994 Joe was an avid outdoorsman with a great love for fishing, hunting and gardening. Currently residing on the hill in Magnolia,TX, he loved to cook weekend meals with the family. Joe had a personality like no other, with his quirky antics and hilarious comebacks, there was never a dull moment around him. He always kept us laughing. Joe was a kind soul who would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. He was a hard working man, doing all he could do to give his kids the world.

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