Curtis Abshire

November 18, 1919, May 21, 2018

Curtis Abshire

Curtis Abshire died peacefully at his home in Winnie, Texas, Monday, May 21, 2018, surrounded by his children. He was born on November 18, 1919, in Welsh, Louisiana. Curtis was the son of Dorina Bourgeois Abshire and Sostan Pat Abshire. His family moved to Winnie when he was two years old, where he resided for most of the remainder of his life. He attended East Chambers School. He served in the U.S. Navy as a 1st Class Signal-Man during World War II, for six years.    

After his military career he returned to Winnie, where he married Lillian Mae Benoit on December 31, 1944. He then took on a career as a pumper for the Sunoco (Sun Oil Company). He worked twenty-one years for Sunoco. During his tenure at Sunoco, he started a part-time job as a plumber. In 1964 he decided to get his certification as a Master Plumber and in 1968 he went full-time and opened his own business in the Winnie Community known as “Abshire Plumbing”. He owned and operated a hardware and plumbing business for the next thirty years, until his retirement in 1994.  

Curtis was best known for his love of gardening and working in his yard. He loved raising flowers and vegetables to share with all his family and close friends. He loved to duck hunt and his favorite hunting buddies were his sons, Harold and Tommy along with his grandson William, and his nephews. e   In his younger years he loved working with and training hunting dogs. He had a strong love for his family which he always placed first in his life. He was a man of strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Winnie. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He served faithfully in his Church for many years in the capacity of lector, and usher up till the last several years.   After the death of his wife, one of his favorite past-times was going to the Casinos with friends and family.

Survivors include his brother, Huey Abshire, of Hamshire; and sister, Earline DeVille, of Sulphur, Louisiana; his son, Tom Curtis Abshire and significant other, Paula Rothwell, of Winnie; daughters, Concetta Rollins and husband, Malcolm Rollins, of Hamshire; Kim Mazzola and husband, Johnny Mazzola, of Winnie; Kay Benson, of Winnie. . He is also survived by eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Curtis was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Benoit Abshire; two sons, John William Abshire, and Harold James Abshire. He was also preceded by his parents; brother, Douglas Abshire; sisters, Yula Mae Broussard, Edna Weisse, and Hilda Abshire.  

A gathering of Mr. Abshire’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday May 25, 2018, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with his interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Altus Hospice Home Care Staff of Beaumont, Texas for all the care and concern given to him over the last month.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


A Gathering of Mr. Abshire's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Thursday, May 24, 2018
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, May 25, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (10)

  • NL

    20 June 2018 at 21:10 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Kim Mazzola

    30 May 2018 at 01:04 | #

    What a Great Father you were I am gonna miss you Dad , you were always there for me., until we meet again Love you so much!!


  • Christine abshire, Niki Lusis and Cameron Lusis

    26 May 2018 at 14:36 | #

    Sleep tight Curtis, fond memories. We are thinking of you all at this sad time. All our love Chrissie, Niki and Cameron xxx


  • Susan (Walker)Kuhl

    25 May 2018 at 22:35 | #

    May the Lord surround you with His love. Heartfelt condolences and many prayers to you and your family as you say goodbye to your sweet father.


  • Diana Brown

    25 May 2018 at 01:49 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family. A wonderful person has left us, but the memories will never be forgotten. May God give Curtis Abishire eternal rest. Peace be with you as the angels watch over you.


  • Malcolm Rollins

    25 May 2018 at 01:25 | #

    I really think God gave this great man 98 years to show us what it takes to be a devoted father who gave his life for his family; freinds and fellow man.The most unselfish man I have ever known. What a great legacy he has left for us to try to follow. He gave me a wonderfull gift 40 years ago in concenting to what is now the love of my life . I know there is a huge celebration in Heaven right now because one of the good guys is back home .


  • Patty Franklin

    24 May 2018 at 18:21 | #

    So sorry for the loss of your sweet dad. Just thinking of what an amazing life he had and everything he has seen. Prayers for all his family!


  • Kelly Toups

    24 May 2018 at 12:02 | #

    My deepest sympathy for you all. Such a kind and caring soul. He never divorced me and that always spoke volumes to me. I loved him so!


  • Jeanette& Roland Weekly

    24 May 2018 at 03:00 | #

    Our Sincere Condolences to The Abshire Family. Heaven Gained Another Angel. Rest in Peace Mr. Abshire.


  • shannon Dumas

    23 May 2018 at 20:14 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for your souls to be comforted during this trying time.

    Shannon Dumas


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