, Port Arthur, Texas


July 23, 2013

Melvin Lee Simoneaux

BEAUMONT —   Melvin Lee Simoneaux, 73, of Beaumont, died Friday, July 19, 2013. He was born on July 22, 1939, to Maria and Arthur “A.J.” Simoneaux, in Port Arthur, and had been a lifelong resident of the area. Melvin was a veteran of the United States Army National Guard. He worked as a maintenance supervisor with DuPont Refinery, having retired after thirty years of employment. Melvin was a member Knights of Columbus, Brooks Council #5145 of Nederland, and a longtime board member of DuPont Federal Credit Union. He enjoyed dancing, visiting the beach, fishing, and was an avid sports fan, especially of football.

   Melvin is survived by his daughters, Rynada Byrd and her husband, Glenn, of Nederland and Rebecca Hebert and her husband, Johnny, of Groves; mother of his children and previous wife of forty-two years, Barbara Simoneaux- Garry; grandchildren, Krysta Chavez, Kelli Campbell, Sydney Essary, and Katrina Vance; five great-grandchildren, sister, Patricia Adams and her husband, Barry, of China; brother, Arthur Simoneaux, Jr. and his wife, Dana, of Many, Louisiana; aunt, Dorothy Simoneaux of Groves; and numerous other family members.

   He is preceded in death by his parents; and son, Thad Simoneaux.

   A gathering of Mr. Simoneaux’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil to begin at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 3080 College Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

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