Major Ware “Botchie” Rising

Published 3:38 pm Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Major Ware “Botchie” Rising, 80, of Taylors Landing, died Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.

He was born October 10, 1938, in Port Arthur, to Etta Davis Rising and Ulysses Virgil Rising.

Major was a United States Second Lieutenant Army veteran.

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He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Beaumont.

Major graduated from old Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur. Major attended SMU earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and playing football for four years with Danny Don Meredith.

He was awarded Texas High School Baseball All State.

Major retired in 1998 from a career with Amoco Oil Company Marketing.

He was a lifelong sportsman, loving duck hunting and fishing with Blake, Hunter, and friends.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Della Elizabeth Rising; son, Blake Allen Rising and his wife, Bunny; grandson, Blake Hunter Rising; brother, Douglas Ray Rising and his wife, Barbara, of
Louisiana; and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Etta and Ulysses Rising.

A Celebration of Life Memorial service for Mr. Rising will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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