Obituaries

Thu
18
Oct

Richard Watson, Sr.

Richard Watson, Sr, 67, of Vidor, TX died Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He enjoyed spending time on his computer and was an avid Vidor Pirates fan but he especially enjoyed being at his grandson’s activities. Visitation will be Thursday, October 18, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Del Rose Cemetery. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 37 years; Sara Watson, 1 daughter; Crystal Morgan and her husband Jeremy, 2 sons; Richard Watson, Jr. and his wife Gwen, and Robert Watson and his wife Traci, all of Vidor. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 sister; Lisa Watson of Vidor and 1 brother; Norman Watson, also of Vidor. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; Virgil and Ada Watson, 2 brothers; Donald Watson and Tony Watson, and 1 sister; Barbara Fleming.

Thu
18
Oct

George L. Wells

George L. Wells, 71, of Vidor, TX died Monday, October 15th, 2018 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, TX. A native of Borger, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor who served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of First Baptist Church in Vidor for many years. George retired from Goodyear Chemical after 37 years. Also, he was a former school board member of the VISD for 6 years and at one time served on the Vidor Volunteer Fire Dept.. He also volunteered during disaster reliefs. During his spare time he enjoyed antiquing, going to estate sales, and collecting rocks and minerals. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 17, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. George is survived by his loving wife of 51 years; Martha Wells, 1 son; Gary K.

Thu
18
Oct

Barbara Ellen Jackson

Barbara Ellen Jackson, 62, of Mauriceville, TX died Monday, October 15th, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, TX. A native of Oakland, CA she was a longtime resident of Mauriceville and a graduate of Vidor High School. She loved to crochet but she especially loved to spend time with her nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, October 18, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Barbara is survived by 3 sisters; Deborah A. Smith, Connie F. Jackson and Tammy L. Strickland and her husband Frankie, all of Mauriceville, 3 brothers; Mark Jackson and his wife Donna of Vidor, David Jackson of Mauriceville, and Carl Jackson, Sr. and his wife Stacy of Vidor, 1 nephew; Carl Jackson, Jr., 1 niece; Chelsey Jackson and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; Connie L. and Phyllis Jackson and 1 brother; Michael Anthony Jackson. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Tue
16
Oct

J.B. Oakes, Jr

J.B. Oakes, Jr., 77, of Vidor, TX died Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 in Houston at St. Lukes Hospital. A native of Beaumont, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor and a member of First Baptist Church in Vidor. J.B, enjoyed working with electronics and computers but he especially enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Legacy Room at First Baptist Church. J.B. is survived by his loving wife of 56 years; Kathy Oakes of Vidor, 2 daughters; Terry Paine and her husband Carl of Vidor and Glenda Davis and her husband Dwayne of Deweyville, TX, 4 grandchildren; B.J. Paine and his wife Christy of Vidor, Sarah Paine and her husband Shaun of Houston, Marlie Davis and Abi Davis both of Deweyville, and 2 great grandchildren; Brayden Paine and Kennady Paine. J.B.

Tue
16
Oct

Richard Watson, Sr

Richard Watson, Sr, 67, of Vidor, TX died Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He enjoyed spending time on his computer and was an avid Vidor Pirates fan but he especially enjoyed being at his grandson’s activities. Visitation will be Thursday, October 18, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Del Rose Cemetery. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 37 years; Sara Watson, 1 daughter; Crystal Morgan and her husband Jeremy, 2 sons; Richard Watson, Jr. and his wife Gwen, and Robert Watson and his wife Traci, all of Vidor. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 sister; Lisa Watson of Vidor and 1 brother; Norman Watson, also of Vidor. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; Virgil and Ada Watson, 2 brothers; Donald Watson and Tony Watson, and 1 sister; Barbara Fleming.

Tue
16
Oct

Doug Coleman

Do u g l a s “Do u g ” O’Brien Coleman, age 63, of San Augustine, died Friday, October 12, 2018, in Lufkin. A native of San Augustine, he retired from Peterbilt, and was a mechanic, and carpenter, and equipment operator. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, San Augustine. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018, in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with burial in the Chinquapin Cemetery. He is survived by his sons, Brad Coleman of Vidor, Brien Coleman of Vidor, and Brandon Coleman of Jasper; five grandchildren; sisters, Debbie Welch of Vidor; Dewisa Coleman of Orange, and Tracey Dowdle of Orange; and brother, David Coleman of Pineland.

Thu
11
Oct

J.B. Oakes, Jr.

J.B. Oakes, Jr., 77, of Vidor, TX died Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 in Houston at St. Lukes Hospital. A native of Beaumont, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor and a member of First Baptist Church in Vidor. J.B, enjoyed working with electronics and computers but he especially enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Legacy Room at First Baptist Church. J.B. is survived by his loving wife of 56 years; Kathy Oakes of Vidor, 2 daughters; Terry Paine and her husband Carl of Vidor and Glenda Davis and her husband Dwayne of Deweyville, TX, 4 grandchildren; B.J. Paine and his wife Christy of Vidor, Sarah Paine and her husband Shaun of Houston, Marlie Davis and Abi Davis both of Deweyville, and 2 great grandchildren; Brayden Paine and Kennady Paine. J.B.

Thu
11
Oct

Rick Menard

Rick Menard, 62, of Silsbee, formerly of Vidor, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was born on March 7, 1956 in Beaumont, to the late Ruby (Berwick) Zeek and James Joseph Menard. He was a heavy equipment operator for T. Johnson Industries, Inc. for 20 plus years and a prior owner of Bad Boyz Construction and Rick’s Roofing & Remodeling. He was an avid outdoorsman; loved fishing, hunting and motorcycles. He is survived by his grandchildren: Seth Ardis of Vidor, Darian and Bladen Keaton of Bridge City; sisters: Patricia Menard Callier (Norris) of Hamshire, Cheryl Menard Haney (Ron) of Beaumont, Belinda Menard Roggenkamp (David) of Lumberton, Wanda Menard Haney and Angela Sherree Johnson Magliolo (Mark) of Vidor; stepchildren: Ashley Atkinson and Michael Smith of Silsbee. He is preceded in death by his daughter; Amanda Marie Menard of Vidor.

Thu
11
Oct

Chris McLin

Chris McLin, 40, of Vidor, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his residence. A native of Beaumont, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Kelley- Tarver of Vidor; brother; Jeremiah “Frog” McLin of Vidor; and sister, Regina Walker of Beaumont.

 

Tue
09
Oct

Betty Jo Carter

Betty Carter, 71 of Vidor died Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 in Vidor. A native of Beaumont, she was a lifelong resident of Vidor. Betty enjoyed house and yard work, but most of all she loved being with her grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Graveside services will be held at 10:am Friday, October 5, 2018 at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Robert Carter, brother Melvin Ingle Jr., and granddaughter Skylar Marks. She is survived by her daughters Sonja Marks and her husband Bubba of Vidor, TX, Delia Carter of Vidor, TX, sister Mary Marshall of Vidor, TX, brothers Mike Ingle, J.W. Ingle, Jack Ingle and Kenny Ingle all of Vidor, TX, 3 grandchildren Tanner Marks, Conner Marks, and Taryn Marks and numerous nieces and nephews.

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