OBITUARY

Mr. Frank "Babe" Charles Bonura

February 18, 1915March 3, 2014

Frank C. “Babe” Bonura went to be with his Lord and Savior and his wife of 74 years on March 3, 2014. Frank was born in Beaumont, Texas on February 18, 1915. He resided in Beaumont all of his life. He served overseas in World War II from May of 1945 until June 1946. Frank worked for The Phelan Company in Beaumont for 50 years, rising from a truck driver to the position of Vice President. He was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church for over 70 years. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Katie Bonura. His sister Alvita Cooke, brother Carmelo “C.J.” Bonura, and his wife of 74 years Aline Carroll Bonura. Frank is survived by his son, Joe C. Bonura and his wife Joyce of Beaumont, daughter Carol Aiken and husband Wayne of Hillister, Texas, and son Milton D. Bonura and wife Piper of Tennessee. One sister, Josephine Minks of Louisville, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Steven Bonura and wife Tina of Katy, Texas, Kristin Byars and husband Richard of Beaumont, Texas, Desiree Banfield and husband James of Sugar Land, Texas. Darren Wise of Hillister, Texas and Danny Wise of Austin, Texas. Jason Bonura, Cody Bonura and Zachary Bonura of Tennessee. Great grandchildren, Stephanie, Jenna and Andie McCain of Beaumont. Joshua and Gracie Byars of Beaumont. Wesley and Matthew Bonura of Katy. Cameron and Carson Banfield of Sugar Land. Lucas Wise of Crosby. Julia and Spencer Bonura of Mauriceville. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but most of all by his kids, grand kids and great grand kids who always gave him great love and satisfaction in knowing he would leave a great legacy behind. Even until his last year he would set aside envelopes with birthday and Christmas money for each of the grand kids and great grand kids. In lieu of flowers he would want contributions to Rosedale Baptist Church of Beaumont in his memory. He had three priorities in life. His God, His Wife and His Kids. A better father, grandfather and great grandfather, our family could not have had! Services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lennie Wilson officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 8, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 8, 2014
REMEMBERING

Mr. Frank "Babe" Charles Bonura

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Kristin Byars

March 10, 2014

Thank you to all that came to my grandfather's visitation, and/or funeral. Thanks to those that put sweet messages on here or sent cards. Thanks to those from Rosedale that provided our delicious meal. Thanks to all that have and are praying for our family. The funeral service was all about a man that truly lived his 99 years in the right way. Being the only granddaughter offered me the privilege of having a special relationship with Babe and Aline that I am so thankful to God for. I will carry these memories and them with me 'till I see them again.

Donna McGrew-Anderson

March 8, 2014

I have the fondest of memories of Mr Frank from the many years I worked at the Phelan Co with him and Mr Travis. Over the years he has crossed my mind many times. I am so sorry for the loss that your family must face. He touched so very many lives over the years and will be remembered with great love and respect. My sincere prayers are with you all. I will never forget his sweet smile and gentle wisdom.

Stephanie McCain

March 8, 2014

I love you Papa Babe! Give Grandma a kiss for me.

KEN STEVENS

March 7, 2014

MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL, CAROL I REMBER GOING WITH YOU AND FRANK AND MY DAD TO SEE A&M PLAY RICE AT AGE 8. THEN I VISITED WITH YOUR DAD MANY TIMES THRU THE YEARS. KEN STEVENS MY DAD WAS KENNETH STEVENS WHO DIED IN 1959.

March 7, 2014

The world has lost a great gentlemen. We remember him fondly during our time at Rosedale Baptist Church. Aline was a friend of mine. May God give you His peace and comfort.
Royce & Melva Ennis

Julia Wiley

March 7, 2014

Carol,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cyndi Hebert Erwin

March 6, 2014

Wayne so sorry for your loss, praying for peace.

Stacy Bernard

March 6, 2014

I worked with Mr. Frank at the Phelan Co. A very kind and gentle man. May he rest in peace.

Crystal Mann

March 6, 2014

Mr. Bonura was a very special customer of mine. I always enjoyed visiting with him. He spoke of his family often and how much he loved them. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this time. Celebrating a life well lived.

FROM THE FAMILY