Billy Tom Rand

December 13, 1931 - March 17, 2020

Billy Tom Rand

Billy Tom Rand, 88, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He was born to Elna and Garvin Rand on December 13, 1931 in LaSalle, Texas. He was the second son of five children and attended high school in Groesbeck, Texas. Graduating high school at 16, he was the first of his family attend and graduate college. He earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1952 from Texas A&M University and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. After flight training and the end of the Korean Conflict, he continued in a reserve capacity for numerous years while beginning a quite successful business career. He also became a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Texas in hometown of Groesbeck, Texas.

He began his career in Houston, Texas at Texaco and later moved to Philips Petroleum where he rose to position of District Sales Manager covering a large area of Texas. He moved his family to Beaumont, Texas in 1967 and began B.T. Rand Oil Company which was an Oil Marketing Jobber for Phillips Petroleum Company. The company owned 10 Phillips 66 Service Stations spanning the entire Golden Triangle Area. He was joined in business by his youngest son, Scott Rand in the early 1980’s. Scott transformed the Service Stations to Convenience Stores and later bought the business in 2006 at which time Mr. Rand retired to a life of reading, studying and learning.

He is survived by daughter Dianna Rand Farrar, her husband Butch Farrar of Atascocita, Texas; Dianna’s son, Derek Jenkins and grandson, Dylan Jenkins. Son Mark Rand, his wife Julia Wootton Rand of Cypress, Texas; their daughter Callie Rand Saxton, BSN/RN, her husband Jeff Saxton and their son, Cohen Gregor Saxton; Son Scott Rand, his wife Shannon Cuffman Rand; their daughter Taryn Rand, DVM, and husband Matthew Kappes, and son, Tanner Rand, MBA/CPA.

As per his request, in lieu of services, he wanted family and friends to gather wherever they may be, make a toast to his memory and share good times that they had with him. His ashes will be put back into nature when spread over the Davis Mountains. In lieu of flowers, please donate to our veterans.

Mr. Rand’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (3)

  • Sherry Bell Hebert

    29 March 2020 at 23:54 | #

    We are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

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  • Rhonda Guidry

    21 March 2020 at 19:22 | #

    My thoughts and prayers ,Scott for you and your family

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  • Cindy Buff and girls at FastBreak #2

    19 March 2020 at 14:12 | #

    Our thoughts and hearts go out to you at this difficult time ...

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