Gene Cormier

April 15, 1930 - December 08, 2018

Gene Cormier

Gene Cormier, 88, of Beaumont, died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Summer Place Nursing and Rehabilitation, Beaumont. He was born on April 15, 1930, to Lucille Richard Cormier and Aldus Cormier, in Gueydan, Louisiana, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force and Army having served in the Korean War. Gene was owner of Tri-State Pawn Shop for fifty years. He was an avid bowler and spent many years in bowling alleys with his children. Gene loved to fish and was very proud of his tomatoes in his garden, but most of all, he loved dancing with his wife, Gloria.

Survivors include his daughter, Shelley Turner and her husband, Rob, of Beaumont; son, Ronnie Cormier and his wife, Cindy, of Silsbee; daughters, Lisa Pearce and Gina Bowman and her husband, Keith, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Shannon Turner and his wife, Angel; Jennifer Burkett and husband, Jacob; Bryan Turner and his wife, Angela; Dustin Turner and his wife, Heather; Chanetelle Sundgren and her husband, Chris; Hailey Siemens and her husband, Michael; Wes Pearce and his wife, Liz; Alex Pearce and his wife, Tara; Amanda Pearce, Daniel Pearce, and Laci Bowman; twenty great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and family pet, Misty.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 ½ years and eight days, Gloria Cormier.

A gathering of Mr. Cormier’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-3678 or the American Cancer Society, 4 Bayou Brandt Drive, Suite B, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (5)

  • NL

    19 December 2018 at 22:37 | #

    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).


  • Gwen Brunson Fischer

    10 December 2018 at 16:39 | #

    Shelly, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. God comfort you all.


  • John and Kristi Brown

    10 December 2018 at 13:58 | #

    One of the sweetest men we ever met; always smiling. We knew him from shopping at his pawn shop, before we knew he would become our daughter’s great grandpa. Always friendly, and willing to make you a great deal.
    We are praying for the entire family as we know that Mr. Cormier will be truly missed.


  • Arwin and Jane Burkett

    10 December 2018 at 03:41 | #

    Our prayers are with all of you during this time. May you all seek peace and comfort in our Lord.


  • Amy Eaves

    09 December 2018 at 23:03 | #

    What a huge loss for your family. I’m so sorry. Your father was such a sweet person. I know he and Gloria are happy and dancing in heaven . You will be together again some day ❤️


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