Ken Lopez

October 21, 1939 - January 13, 2020

Ken Lopez

Ken Lopez, 80 of Beaumont, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020. He was born on October 21, 1939, in Port Arthur, to Mildred Broussard and Every Lopez.

Ken was the longtime owner of Ken’s Auto Center in Groves. He went on to work for Pete’s Shell and Johnson’s Shell service stations, later retiring from Hemphill Housing.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Lopez, of Beaumont; daughter, Rhonda Robichau and her husband, Rodney, of Beaumont; son, Timothy Wayne Lopez and his wife, Betty, of Vidor; grandchildren, Justin O’Neill; Blake Busceme and his wife, Shelby; Alisha Bean and her husband, Justin; Krista Musquiz and her husband, Michael; great-grandchildren, Drew Musquiz, Logan Musquiz, Carrington Busceme, Oliver Keen, Palmer Keen, Marleigh Robichau, Brach Ross, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tammy Kane; brothers, Jerry Lopez, Roland Lopez, and Jordan Lopez; sisters, Doris Rowley and Sonny Cabel.

Ken loved the outdoors – especially fishing! He loved spending time at their lake house catching bass at Toledo Bend. He also was a pretty good hunter but gave up the sport because he didn’t like the sad look in the deer’s eyes. He said he just couldn’t shoot them anymore. He also enjoyed gardening, producing the biggest and juiciest oranges and lemons you can imagine! He had a heart to help others and would often help cook breakfast for the men’s work group at church. What he loved most was his wife, his family, children, grand-children and great grand-children, and they certainly loved their PawPaw. He never missed an opportunity to be with them. Ken was a master mechanic but could also fix anything in or around the house from electrical, to plumbing, to carpentry… just ask Patricia. He was Mr. Fix It. Ken didn’t hate anything except maybe if he was running out of dessert too soon. He served in the Army National Guard for ten years and was certified as a sharpshooter, but he’d rather be known as a straight shooter. He would keep his opinion to himself unless you asked for it. He was a good-hearted, hard-working man and would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. Country and western was his favorite music and he loved to dance! He met his wife of twenty-nine years at the Boudain Hut in Port Arthur and they boogied happily ever after. THANK YOU GOD FOR OUR KEN!

A gathering of Mr. Lopez’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 17, 2020, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, with his entombment with military honors to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. 

Memorial contributions for Mr. Lopez may be made to Buckner Children and Family Services, 9055 Manion Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706. 


A Gathering of Mr. Lopez's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, January 16, 2020
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, January 17, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (10)

  • Dina L Hunter. From CVS

    02 February 2020 at 14:50 | #

    Sorry for your loss,, Praying for you and your family.


  • Chris Johnson

    18 January 2020 at 20:08 | #

    I will always appreciate the time that Mr. Ken spent with me while working at my Dad's Texaco/Shell gas station. As kids, my brother and I would spend summers working around the shop. Mr. Ken and I would have talks about life, school, and work. He would tell me stories and let me know when I was wrong. I admired his knowledge, work ethic, how he handled customers, and knew he loved his family.
    Pat, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Chris Johnson


  • Lisa Bickley

    17 January 2020 at 02:08 | #

    Pat, Rhonda, and all friends and family—We are very sorry for your heartbreaking loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and everything else he was to so many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.


  • Bertha O'Neill

    16 January 2020 at 17:08 | #

    Dear Pat, I am so very sorry for your loss. I most definitely can feel your pain. I pray God gives you the strength and courage to get through this trying time. May the peace of Christ be with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Amber poole

    16 January 2020 at 11:23 | #

    I remember Ken as a child growing up me and mom would go to the station on main in groves and and I would go in and see him he was always sweet and kind to me. Thing I remember most about him was at the lake and every one around the camp fire. He loved to tell his stories. He was a great man he was my grand dad not by blood. But he was always just a phone call away. Love u pop u will be missed. Until we meet again. Xoxo p.s. do plenty of fishing with my daddy on that golden lake. He would love the company.


  • Lucas Edd

    15 January 2020 at 22:22 | #

    Pat, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Ken will be deeply missed. Mona and I send our deepest condolences, you're in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Bonnie and Robert Madden

    15 January 2020 at 16:57 | #

    Good Neighbor. He will be missed!!!


  • Beverly Rowley

    15 January 2020 at 00:33 | #

    So sorry for your loss.. Kenneth was such a sweet man. Loved his smile. May God wrap his arms around all the family and help you get through this sad time.


  • Alex and Mary Safieh

    15 January 2020 at 00:22 | #

    Our sincere and deepest sympathy for your loss.


  • Linda Robichau Allen

    14 January 2020 at 21:29 | #

    My dear Pat , Rhonda, Blake and Justin, and all who loves Ken! My heart is broken for you!! I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Ken!!! May the good Lord hold you and fill you with the grace each of you need to get through this week!! Love y'all!!!


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