Obituaries

Thu
16
Aug

Linda Wheat-DeLatte

Linda Wheat-DeLatte, 49, of Lake Charles, LA died Saturday, August 11th, 2018 in Lafayette, LA. A native of Beaumont, TX she was a current resident of Lake Charles and a former longtime resident of Vidor, TX. Linda worked for many years in the construction field and enjoyed fishing. She had a passion for cooking, especially her crawfish casserole. She also loved being around her family and friends. A memorial visitation will be Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with her memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Linda is survived by her loving husband; Doug DeLatte of Baton Rouge, LA, 1 daughter; Katie Wheat of Mauriceville, TX, 1 son; Kyle Mills of Orange, TX, and 3 grandchildren; Ethan, Evelyn, and Charlotte. She is also survived by her father; Jimmy Jay Wheat and wife Flo of Wappingers Falls, NY, 1 sister; Beth Marie Bordwell and husband Tom of Vidor, 1 brother; Scooter Wheat, and her aunt and uncle; Nancy and Al Standsbury.

Thu
16
Aug

Rev William “Bill” Carl Quinn

Bill Quinn, 89 of Vidor died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a member of the Asiatic - Pacific Fleet. He was a longtime employee of Mobil Oil, Mobil Chemical and Aramco. Bill served as pastor at various Southern Baptist churches in Southeast Texas for over 60 years. He was Pastor Emeritus of Maplecrest Baptist Church, Vidor. He was proud of his service to the community of Vidor, including his years of service as Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #156 , Little League Baseball coach and umpire, Special Deputy and board member of Main Street Ministries. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Monday, August 13, 2018, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Memorial Funeral Home with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.

Thu
16
Aug

Steven Frank Kirkland

Steven Kirkland, 73 of Vidor died Thursday, August 9th, 2018. He was a native and lifelong resident of Vidor. Steven was a member of Turning Point Church and was a pipe fitter for Temple Eastex Paper Mill in Evadale where he retired in1996 after 31 years. Steven enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking. He loved life and his family. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm and funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, August 13, 2018 at Turning Point Church in Vidor with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Steven is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Tharon Kirkland , brother and sister-in- law Elvis and Cleita Kirkland, sister Juanice Wilson.

Thu
16
Aug

Willie F. Chapman

Willie F. Chapman, 85, of Beaumont, died Monday, August 13, 2018. He was a native of Beaumont and a Korean War veteran of the US Army. He retired as a foreman from Mobil Oil. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2018, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. The family would like for everyone to join them for a reception at Wesley United Methodist Church, following the service at the cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Chapman, of Beaumont; sons, Scott Chapman of Tomball and Steve Chapman, of Georgetown; Cheryl Herrin of Bryan; Wesley Herrin of New London; Chris Byrd; Rebecca Wilhelm of Vidor, and Greg Goins of Crystal Beach; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, Fidelias Sunday School Class, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713; Texas Children’s Hospital Office of Philanthropy Suite 5214, P.O.

Tue
14
Aug

Dorthia “Dorothy” Alice Reid

Dorothy Reid, 94 of Vidor died Thursday, August 9, 2018 at her residence. A native of Newark, OH, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Vidor with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. She is survived by her son Kenneth Wayne Reid of Nederland; daughters, Shirley Johnson of Vidor, and Beverly Johnson of Kingwood; brothers, Raymond Marlow of Vidor, and Garland Marlow of Lumberton; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren.

Tue
14
Aug

Jackie Mozelle Bowman

Jackie Mozelle Bowman, 76, of West Orange, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at her home. Born in Orange, she worked as a security officer at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum and American Bridge. A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Morse Cemetery in Buna. She is survived by her husband, William Bowman of West Orange; son, Red Whitmire of Orangefield; and two grandchildren.

Tue
14
Aug

Steven Frank Kirkland

Steven Kirkland, 73 of Vidor died Thursday, August 9, 2018. He was a native and lifelong resident of Vidor. He was a pipe fitter for Temple Eastex Paper Mill in Evadale for 31 years. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Turning Point Church in Vidor with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. He is survived by his wife, Lou Kirkland of Vidor; sons, Clint Kirkland of Mauriceville, and Darin Kirkland of Vidor; brother-in-law Ernest Wilson of Evadale; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

Tue
14
Aug

Linda Wheat- DeLatte

Linda Wheat-DeLatte, 49, of Lake Charles, LA died Saturday, August 11th, 2018 in Lafayette, LA. A native of Beaumont, TX she was a current resident of Lake Charles and a former longtime resident of Vidor, TX. Linda worked for many years in the construction field and enjoyed fishing. She had a passion for cooking, especially her crawfish casserole. She also loved being around her family and friends. A memorial visitation will be Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with her memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Linda is survived by her loving husband; Doug DeLatte of Baton Rouge, LA, 1 daughter; Katie Wheat of Mauriceville, TX, 1 son; Kyle Mills of Orange, TX, and 3 grandchildren; Ethan, Evelyn, and Charlotte. She is also survived by her father; Jimmy Jay Wheat and wife Flo of Wappingers Falls, NY, 1 sister; Beth Marie Bordwell and husband Tom of Vidor, 1 brother; Scooter Wheat, and her aunt and uncle; Nancy and Al Standsbury.

Tue
14
Aug

Morris Gary “MG” Jacks Jr.

Morris Gary “MG” Jacks Jr., 63, of Vidor, TX died Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at home. A native of Beaumont, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor who worked for many years as a machinist and was also an inventor. MG also served in the U.S. Navy Air during the Viet Nam war. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, making gears and reading his Bible. Visitation will be Saturday, August 4, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Williamson Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Marilyn Jacks of Vidor, 1 daughter; Madeline Kelley and her husband Matt of Vidor, 2 sons; Morris Jacks III “Fellar” and his girlfriend Tonya Collier of Vidor and Micah Jacks and his wife Breanna also of Vidor, 6 grand children; Mandalyn, Macelyn, Makailyn, Marverick, Thomas, and Maddison.

Tue
14
Aug

Rev William “Bill” Carl Quinn

Bill Quinn, 89 of Vidor died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a member of the Asiatic - Pacific Fleet. He was a longtime employee of Mobil Oil, Mobil Chemical and Aramco. Bill served as pastor at various Southern Baptist churches in Southeast Texas for over 60 years. He was Pastor Emeritus of Maplecrest Baptist Church, Vidor. He was proud of his service to the community of Vidor, including his years of service as Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #156 , Little League Baseball coach and umpire, Special Deputy and board member of Main Street Ministries. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Monday, August 13, 2018, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Memorial Funeral Home with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.

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