Manuel Mullenax

August 22, 1926 - October 13, 2017

Manuel Mullenax

After a long and fulfilling life, Manuel Mullenax, age 91, died on Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born on August 22, 1926, to Minnie Allen Mullenax and James Mullenax in Huntsville. Upon graduating from Liberty High School, Manuel served in the U.S. Air Force as a belly gunner on a B-17. After receiving his B.A. degree in Accounting from Sam Houston, he went to work for Gulf Oil as a purchasing agent. In 1962, Manuel began his fifty-five year career with State Farm, achieving national status as a Top 50 agent.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Blake Joseph Mullenax; brother, Joe Mullenax; and sister Sue Mullenax Dean. He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-seven years, Jeanette McClosky Mullenax; his sons, David Mullenax and his wife, Charlene; Michael Mullenax and his wife, Rosemary; Don Mullenax and his wife, Donna; Kirk Mullenax, Greg Mullenax; daughter, Leslie Mullenax McDougald. Manuel has seven grandchildren, Matt Mullenax, Emily Mullenax, Megan McDougald Storms, Mollie McDougald Niemeyer, Michaela McDougald, Sara Mullenax House, Taylor Mullenax; and two great-grandchildren, Michaela Storms and Jackson House.

Family and friends are invited to Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, on Monday, October 16, 2017, to celebrate his life. Visitation starts at 5:00 p.m., followed by the 6:30 p.m. Christian Vigil. A funeral mass is set for Tuesday, October 17, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Helping Hands and Hearts, care of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 3429, Beaumont, Texas, 77704.


Gathering of Family and Friends
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, October 16, 2017
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Christian Vigil
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, October 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
10:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (10)

  • NL

    31 July 2018 at 15:00 | #

    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).


  • Shirleen Melancon

    24 October 2017 at 00:36 | #

    I just learned of Mr Mullenax's passing. He was one of the kindest persons my husband and I had the pleasure to meet when we moved to Beaumont on 1979. To his beautiful family, please accept my sincere condolences. You are all on my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Mr. Mullenax.


  • James and Carolyn Hannan

    17 October 2017 at 20:24 | #

    We are so very sorry to hear of Manuel's passing. He was one of the nicest men we have ever met. He will be missed. We extend our utmost sympathies and most heartfelt condolences to Manuel's family and friends. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Jeannie Bowlen

    16 October 2017 at 19:44 | #

    Greg, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Jeannie, and Gene and Camille Mahan


  • Don and Leigh Heath & Agency Staff

    16 October 2017 at 15:02 | #

    Don and Leigh and our Staff are deeply saddened to learn of Manuel's death - he was a wonderful and caring man. We pray for peace in this difficult time for you and your family. May God bless.
    Don, Leigh, Teri, Jerra and Kayleigh


  • David and Sheree Suchma

    15 October 2017 at 21:08 | #

    So sorry for your loss . May the memories you all have as a family bring you comfort and peace . Heaven gained a special angel . Thinking of all of you .


  • Phillip and Debbie Mayeux

    15 October 2017 at 20:09 | #

    So sorry for the family’ and community loss. Manuel was a wonderful father, husband, and gentleman to all that knows him. World won’t be the same!! Rest In Peace my friend....
    Big love. Phil M


  • Karen Baker

    15 October 2017 at 16:22 | #

    I am sorry to read about Manuel passing away. I would like to offer my condolences and sympathy to all of his family. He was such a nice person and will be missed by many. I will be praying for your family.

    Karen Baker


  • John and Clara Eads

    14 October 2017 at 11:33 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and hugs for the family.


  • Lawrence D'Entremont

    14 October 2017 at 02:25 | #

    To the Mullenax family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in the arms of Angels and my God grant you peace in this time of sorrow.
    Andy, Joi, Ross and Chris D'Entremont


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