Kenneth Leger

July 29, 1941, September 01, 2017

Kenneth Gale Leger

Kenneth Gale Leger, 76, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born on July 29, 1941, to Tressie Wright Leger and Louis Leger, in Beaumont. Kenneth grew up in China and attended China High School where he had many loving friends and family members. He was the oldest of nine children. Kenneth loved and took care of his younger siblings his whole life. He became a Diesel Mechanic when he was in his early twenties and retired from Smart’s Truck and Trailer, where he was affectionally known as Pops. Kenneth retired at 65 as the Engine Shop Foreman. Everyone who knew and loved Kenneth knew that his bark was much worse than his bite. He was a very hard worker and avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Leger; son, Glenn Leger and daughter, Melinda Leger, both of Phoenix, Arizona; stepdaughters, Kathy Burton and Marie Humphrey and her husband, Keith, both of Houston; brothers, Byron Leger and his wife, DeeDee, of Lumberton; Phillip Leger and his wife, Margaret, of China; Anthony Leger and his wife, Paula, of Port Arthur; and Troy Leger of China; sisters, Pamela Denton and her husband, Kenneth, of Nome and Peaches Jordan and her husband, Marvin, of China; thirteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Randall Leger; and sisters, Joyce Garrett and Rita Chase.

A gathering of Mr. Leger’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any organization providing relief to local victims of Hurricane Harvey.


Gathering of Family and Friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, September 09, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, September 09, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Family Committal
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (4)

  • Brian Engman

    08 September 2017 at 23:42 | #

    I'm so sorry for you loss.


  • Donna Rozas Rhodes

    05 September 2017 at 11:41 | #

    Phillip, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


  • Clair & Eric Bauer

    04 September 2017 at 02:44 | #

    Nancy, Eric & I are so sorry for all the family during this tragic time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers


  • Rita Atkins

    03 September 2017 at 13:46 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you


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