Jesse Marvin Bellair
December 3, 1933 – September 21, 2019
Jesse Marvin Bellair , 85, of Groves Texas passed away peacefully on September 21, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. After a long illness, Jesse was looking forward to being reunited with his loving wife, Ruth Morris Bellair, who preceded him in death earlier this year. Along with his wife, Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, granddaughter, Melanie Ann Bellair and son-in-law, David Ciampo.
Jesse was born on December 3, 1933 in Sabine Pass, TX to Lloyd and Sudie Loftin Bellair. He grew up in Sabine Pass and graduated from Sabine Pass High School where he excelled in sports and academics. Jesse spent a short time in the military where he was stationed in Wichita, Kansas. During his time in Wichita, Jesse met his best friend and wife, Ruth Morris Bellair. Together, Jesse and Ruth settled in the Groves area and raised six wonderful children. Jesse was a lineman for Gulf States Utilities for 35 years. Besides providing for his family, Jesse’s interests and hobbies over the years were woodworking and horse racing. He enjoyed raising race horses and entering races in Texas and Louisiana. He enjoyed working with his hands and could often be found in his woodshop in the backyard building. Jesse was regularly known to build baby cradles for his grandchildren and for children of family friends.
Jesse Marvin Bellair is survived by his six wonderful children; Scott Brian Bellair and daughter-in-law Dawn Connollly-Bellair from San Antonio, TX; Christina Ruth Ciampo from Beaumont, TX; Catherine Edwina Lambert and son-in-law Greg Lambert from Buna, TX; Jessica Ilene Orgeron and daughter Laura Orgeron from Groves, TX; Jeanene Louis Gay and son-in-law Scott Gay from Port Arthur, TX; Loretta Dawn Blanton and son-in-law Gene Smith from Houston, TX along with his loving 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The family of Jesse Bellair would like to thank all the caregivers from Intrepid and Kindred for the excellent hospice care and support that was given for the last three months of Jesse’s life. All the siblings would like to acknowledge Laura and Jessica Orgeron with much love and deep appreciation for their years of lovingly taking care of our parents. Thank you for making our parents last few years’, “Fun, Fun, Fun”!
“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” William Wordsworth, poet
A gathering of friends and family will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
- Dennis Harrell, Pallbearer
- Rob Pelly , Pallbearer
- Scott Gay, Pallbearer
- Evan Ciampo , Pallbearer
- Phillip Martinez, Pallbearer
- Phil LaLonde, Pallbearer
- Visitation Wednesday, September 25, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Thursday, September 26, 2019
Jesse Marvin Bellair
September 22, 2019
I remember visiting the family with my mom when I was a young teenager. After I joined the military and was stationed in Austin, TX I visited the family on a whim for a one day trip.