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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX

OBITUARY

Paul Earl Arceneaux Sr.

April 10, 1924February 14, 2020
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Paul E. Arceneaux, Sr., of Lumberton and Beaumont, Texas, died peacefully on February 14, 2020, at the age of 95.

Paul was born on April 10, 1924, in Church Point, Louisiana, where he worked the family farm and helped raise his younger siblings after the death of his mother. In 1943, Paul left home to serve in World War II in the Pacific Theater, during which he received a Purple Heart with one bronze oak leaf cluster and the Bronze Star. By the grace of God, Paul returned home from the war, quickly made his way to Beaumont to visit his sweetheart, and never left. He and Louella married September 14, 1946, and raised six children. Paul had a long career at the US Post Office, where he served in many supervisory positions in Beaumont, finally retiring in 1979 as Postmaster in Groves.

Retirement was his second career. He and Lou traveled the US and Canada in their RV. They met people from all corners, whom they would visit and meet up with at other locations. They continued living their dream until Lou died in 2006. After that, he traveled to Europe, the Middle East and around the US with family and friends. Paul loved God, his family and countless friends, his church, and his country.

Paul is survived by two sisters, Evangeline Thibodeaux of Eunice, La., and Yvonne Guidry of Lafayette, La.; two sons, Paul Arceneaux, Jr. and wife Cathy of Village Mills, and John Arceneaux and wife Debbie of Silsbee; four daughters, Donna Franklin and husband David of Hitchcock, Mary Burns and husband Doug of Montgomery, Candy Arceneaux and Glinda George of Lumberton, and Pam Farnie and husband Donnie of Beaumont. Paul is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a slew of nephews and nieces.

Paul is under the care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home chapel, 4955 Pine St, Beaumont, Texas, on Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 2 to 5pm, with a Rosary at 4pm. A Funeral Mass will be at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 243 S. LHS Drive, Lumberton, Texas, on Monday, February 17, 2020, at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, Paul would like donations to be made in his memory to MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Moon Shot Program to eliminate lung cancer, or the Texas Oncology Foundation.

  • FAMILY

  • George Arceneaux (Corinne), Father (deceased)
  • Loullea Arceneaux, Wife (deceased)
  • Laurentine Fontenot, Sister (deceased)
  • Ferdie Arceneaux, Brother (deceased)
  • Steven Arceneaux, Brother (deceased)
  • Evangeline Thibodeaux, Sister
  • Yvonne Guidry, Sister
  • Paul Arceneaux Jr. (Cathy), Son
  • John Arceneaux (Debbie), Son
  • Donna Franklin (David), Daughter
  • Mary Burns (Doug), Daughter
  • Candy Arceneaux (Glinda George), Daughter
  • Pam Farnie (Donnie), Daughter
  • Paul also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and a slew of nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dave Franklin
  • John Paul Arceneaux
  • James Medlock
  • Blaine Morris
  • Shane Porter
  • Chris Luckey
  • Michael King
  • Daniel Arceneaux

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Rosary Prayer Service Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • A Celebration of Paul's Life Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Graveside Committal Service Monday, February 17, 2020

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JANET FOLSE WEAVER

February 16, 2020

My heart is heavy to lose such a precious family friend but I know he is much happier to be with Lala. I will never forget the wonderful childhood memories of ALL our special family times together. My love and prayers to each of you as you tread this path of the loss of your father.

God Bless!

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