William "Kyle" Rayburn

January 26, 1960, August 09, 2019

Kyle Rayburn

William Kyle Rayburn went to the great fishing lake in the sky on August 9, 2019, surrounded by his family. Kyle was born on January 26, 1960, to William Noel and Barbara Rayburn, in Beaumont, Texas. He graduated from Hamshire Fannett in 1978 and went on to pursue a degree in Instrumentation at Lamar Institute of Technology.

Kyle was a lifelong resident of the Southeast Texas area and his credo was serving others and his community. He had a passion for construction and remodeling houses. He was a self-employed contractor for over 25 years and no job was too big or too small for Kyle. He served on the Winnie-Stowell Fire Department, Boy Scouts of America and East Chambers Ag Youth Committee. He was a proud coach of Little League and loved watching his players grow in the sport. Kyle has proudly served as a member of the East Chambers ISD Board of Trustees for the past 6 years. He played an instrumental role in founding the East Chambers Bass Club. Kyle was an active member of the Saint Louis Catholic Church.

It was apparent that Kyle had a love for the outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. His place of peace was Lake Sam Rayburn. He enjoyed spending holidays and weekends there with his family and friends. Kyle was always looking forward to spending time out on the water in his beloved Skeeter Bass Boat.

Above all, Kyle loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Annette Hale Rayburn; son, Jay Rayburn and his wife, Morgan, of Winnie; daughter, Lana Nelius and her husband, Russell, of Winnie; grandsons, Case and Eli Rayburn; mother, Barbara Rayburn of Lake Jackson; sisters, Janice Constantine and her husband, Joe, of Lake Jackson and Gwen Abshire of Clear Lake; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Kyle is preceded in death by his father, William Noel Rayburn; sister, Traci Rayburn Hampton; mother-in-law, Eunice Hale Kotz; and fathers-in-law, J.E. Hale and Marlin Kotz.

A Rosary for Mr. Rayburn will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with his gathering to follow until 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 12, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with his interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

Kyle always found the good in every person and every situation. In honor of him, we ask that you spread random acts of kindness to all. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the East Chambers Bass Club, 234 East Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas 77665.


Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Monday, August 12, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Gathering of family and friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Monday, August 12, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Louis Catholic Church
315 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (17)

  • Marilyn Holt

    15 August 2019 at 11:20 | #

    Annette, Jay, and Lana
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you


  • Pud Stafford Crozier

    13 August 2019 at 13:29 | #

    Barbara & family....my heart and love goes out to you. May God bless all of you..


  • Teresa Bordages Hill

    13 August 2019 at 13:02 | #

    I’m so sorry for your loss.. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.


  • Jim Martin

    13 August 2019 at 03:49 | #

    Sorry for your loss, I will sincerely miss our fishing chats at the lake. Heaven has gained another great fisherman.


  • Jennifer & Darren Smith

    12 August 2019 at 20:22 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family during this very difficult time. Mr. Rayburn's contributions to this community will be forever remembered and his love for East Chambers ISD will be treasured by all.


  • Melissa Ogden Hoyt

    12 August 2019 at 14:18 | #

    Kyle and Lana, I'm so so sorry to hear of your dad passing. Please know that I'll be praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time.


  • Shorty Decuir

    12 August 2019 at 02:50 | #

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a dear friend. He will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with Annette and the family. Kyle was always busy working and lending a helping hand to everyone. He had such a love in being helpful and serving others. He was surely a blessing in my life! Kyle has earned his wings!! Shorty Decuir


  • John and Vickey Gaulding

    11 August 2019 at 22:06 | #

    Dear Annette,Jay, and Lana, We remain in prayer for you to have comfort, peace, and strength for the day.. May God direct your path as you say good bye for now. Love, Johnny and Vickey


  • Lisa Martin & Jeanie Martin

    11 August 2019 at 17:52 | #

    My mom Jeanie and I were so sorry to hear about Kyle‘s passing. We got to spend every Tuesday with him for nine months during RCIA classes .and it was a pleasure and joy getting to know him. We all had such a good time learning about and growing our faith together . Prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time. God bless you all. Lisa and Jeanie Martin


  • Curtis Gene Labby

    10 August 2019 at 21:28 | #

    Due to distance I was not privileged to experience the man Kyle became and I regret that. I do know that Barbara was a loving pillar of strength for him. Fish in Peace


  • Bill Fisher

    10 August 2019 at 19:38 | #

    Kyle’s family, so sorry for your lose. Kyle was my first friend when I moved to Fannett and remained a great friend through school and beyond. A lot of great memories with Kyle and his family.
    Bill and Iris Fisher


  • Glenda Pearce

    09 August 2019 at 22:20 | #

    RIP my sweet friend. Prayers for family. Thinking about each any every one. Blessings. Love


  • Dave Mitscherling

    09 August 2019 at 22:15 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you .


  • Concetta A Rollins

    09 August 2019 at 21:59 | #

    Annette and family - We are so very sorry for your loss. Always loved and thought so much of Kyle! Gone too soon. Prayers for all of you and may God grant you peace and comfort.
    Love to all - Concetta and Malcolm Rollins


  • Betty Peebles

    09 August 2019 at 21:08 | #

    So sorry to hear about Kyle. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Suzie Ortego

    09 August 2019 at 20:23 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Suzie and Kenny Ortego


  • Janet Foote

    09 August 2019 at 19:25 | #

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.


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