Major Rising

October 10, 1938, August 08, 2019

Major Rising

Major Ware “Botchie” Rising, 80, of Taylors Landing, died Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born October 10, 1938, in Port Arthur, to Etta Davis Rising and Ulysses Virgil Rising. Major was a United States Second Lieutenant Army veteran.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Beaumont. Major graduated from old Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur. Major attended SMU earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and playing football for four years with Dandy Don Meredith. He was awarded Texas High School Baseball All State. Major retired in 1998 from a career with Amoco Oil Company Marketing. He was a lifelong sportsman, loving duck hunting and fishing with Blake, Hunter, and friends.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Della Elizabeth Rising; son, Blake Allen Rising and his wife, Bunny; grandson, Blake Hunter Rising; brother, Douglas Ray Rising and his wife, Barbara, of Louisiana; and extended family,

He is preceded in death by his parents, Etta and Ulysses Rising.

A Celebration of Life Memorial service for Mr. Rising will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.


Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Sunday, August 18, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Comments (10)

  • Jo Carol Savarino Redd

    19 August 2019 at 00:20 | #

    Della, my dearest friend, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweetheart and love of your life . I would love to contact you to give you and yours hugs from me and my family. Praying that Our Father in Heaven is surrounding you and your dears with a host of angels and holding your hand as you pass through these times. God Bless and know that you, your Major, and family are in our continued prayers.


  • Bobbi & George Holder

    17 August 2019 at 23:31 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We are sorry for your loss.


  • Dorothy williams

    15 August 2019 at 16:20 | #

    Sorry for your loss. He was a great. Man


  • Fred Black

    15 August 2019 at 00:31 | #

    Very sorry to hear, Della. We all had many good times together in the Charlotte District back in the 70s. God Bless you and the family.


  • Bob and JoanRusher

    13 August 2019 at 23:59 | #

    Della and Blake I was so shocked when I heard the news of Major and I am so so sorry.I wish the two of you the best and know that we love you both. I have good memories from past years of Major and a lot of good times that we shared.We will always remember the three of you.Major Rest In Peace.


  • Mark Weston

    13 August 2019 at 20:04 | #

    Very sorry to hear. Major was a golfing buddy of mine since the early '80's. Always fun to be around. Great stories and family. The old annual critter dinner is surely missed.


  • Sammy Shelton

    09 August 2019 at 21:24 | #

    I am so sorry to read the news Della. My old roomie was a good guy. Let me know if there is anything I can do.


  • Wayne Taylor

    09 August 2019 at 20:21 | #

    R.I.P. Thomas Jefferson High School 1956 Graduate. One of TJ's Great Athletes.


  • Rod Alvarez

    09 August 2019 at 08:34 | #

    I hunted with major for 27 years we never had a cross word between us . I know opening day this season he'll be with me in the blind. I can hear him now rod get down get down and I'll say major iam down. I truly loved that man.


  • Lodie Massey

    09 August 2019 at 02:04 | #

    Della and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. As you know, mom became Major’s godmother when she was just 10 years old. She has so many memories of him that she cherishes.
    Love from Lodie and Aunt Peggy


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