Harold Ray Guidry

August 06, 1941 - February 18, 2021

Harold Ray Guidry

Harold Ray Guidry, 79, of Beaumont, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Thursday, February 18, 2021. He was born on August 6, 1941, to Effie Weeks Guidry and Eugene I. Guidry, and was a lifetime resident of Beaumont. He retired after owning and operating ABC Machine Works, Inc. for 48 years. He was a United States Army Veteran, an avid hunter, Dallas Cowboys fan, machinist, drag race enthusiast, South Park Greenie, and enjoyed restoring classic cars. Most of all, he was a loving father and grandfather, always available to fix things or give directions to others, selfless, never left a job unfinished, always available to offer a kind word and assist others in need. Harold was a man of good character and loved with his whole heart. He touched the lives of so many. 

Survivors include his daughters, Lori Ann Lawhon and husband, Duane Lawhon, of Vidor; Dawn Sterling and husband, Michael Sterling, of Lumberton; Amber Rhoades and husband, Russell Rhoades, of League City; and son, Tracy Lyons of Galveston; grandchildren, Alexa, Zachary, Collin, Samuel, Eli, and Jace Lyons, Krystle Lawhon Downs and husband, Virgil Downs, Jr., and Olivia and Piper Rhoades; and great-grandchildren, Kenedee Richard and Kaden Richard of Vidor; longtime partner, Yvonne Bryan; and many other family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Effie Guidry; wife, Charlotte Ray Guidry; brother, Billy Guidry; granddaughters, Lisa Marie Lawhon; Courtney Ray Sterling, and Connely Sterling Burns and great-grandson, Tyson Burns. 

A gathering of Mr. Guidry’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with his memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Donate Life Texas, Attn: Finance Department, 2510 Westridge Street, Houston, Texas 77054 and Southwest Transplant Alliance, 8190 Manderville Lane, Dallas, Texas 75231.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, February 21, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, February 21, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (12)

  • Christine Cimino

    26 February 2021 at 05:59 | #

    My deepest condolences


  • Ruth Yancey

    22 February 2021 at 17:42 | #

    Amber..I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!


  • sonja mcinnis

    21 February 2021 at 23:28 | #

    Prayers for all family and loved ones. Harold was a great. Guy. One of the best.


  • Colleen Trammell

    21 February 2021 at 20:42 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss of this great man. I will always cherish his friendship, and the memories of his friendship with Guy. Prayers for comfort to you all.


  • Joy Mcclain

    21 February 2021 at 16:49 | #

    Praying for all of you during this difficult time.


  • Pat Duncan

    21 February 2021 at 16:33 | #

    My thoughts and prayers for the family of Harold. We have lost another
    South Park Greenie classmate. RIP Harold


  • Lorri Augustine

    21 February 2021 at 00:23 | #

    Dr. Rhoades you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.


  • Monica Speaks

    21 February 2021 at 00:06 | #

    Dear Amber and family,
    We extend our heartfelt condolences to you all during this difficult time. We offer our support to you all on your journey.
    Monica Speaks and the entire Clear View High School Family


  • mary ann shumaker

    20 February 2021 at 21:51 | #

    Such a good guy, fly with the angels.


  • Pamela West

    20 February 2021 at 17:37 | #

    Dawn and Amber, we are so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Please know that you and your families will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your former Beaumont (Moses Dr) neighbors, Pam and Gerald West.


  • Carolyn Sue Fowler

    20 February 2021 at 15:31 | #

    Praying for your family. So sorry for your loss


  • Carolyn Bair

    20 February 2021 at 03:33 | #

    My good friend you will be missed by many!❤️


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