Ronald Paul Melancon

March 15, 1935 - September 25, 2019

Ronald Melancon

Ronald Paul Melancon, 84, of Nederland, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was born March 15, 1935, in Port Arthur, to Eula Blanchard Melancon and Paul Joseph Melancon. Ronald worked for Equistar as a machinist for thirty-nine years. He was a United States Army National Guard veteran.

Ronald was a quiet and gentle man. He was a 1953 graduate of Bishop Byrne High School, Port Arthur where he played and won the 1952 State Football Championship. He enjoyed tinkering with cars, lawnmowers, and bicycles. Ronald also enjoyed coaching his son in baseball and practicing softball with his daughters. Later in life, he found joy in travelling and going on cruises with his wife, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

The Melancon family would like to thank the amazing staff at Lizete’s Loving Care, Nederland, where he spent his last year – Lizete and Charles Ellis, Lupi, Isabel, and Susan. Also, Kindred Hospice and Ronald’s nurse, Christie Jones, for their extraordinary care and attention.

Survivors include his children, Tammy Bell and her husband, Bryan, of Beaumont; Terri Melancon, of Nederland; Greg Melancon and his wife, Georgia, of Port Neches; and Gay Rowland and her husband, Charles, of Nederland; grandchildren, Raymond, Ryan, and Misti Melancon; Ian Bell; Joey and Adrian Martinez; Savannah Clark; Julia and Grant Rowland; and Victoria and Aaron Zepeda; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Juliette Ann LeBlanc Melancon; parents, Eula and Paul Melancon; and brother-in-law, Norbert LeBlanc.

A gathering of Mr. Melancon’s family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with a Rosary recited at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His entombment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine of Siena School, 3840 Woodrow Drive, Port Arthur, Texas 77642.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, September 28, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (4)

  • Corliss Denham

    27 September 2019 at 15:27 | #

    Our sincere condolences to the whole family. Sending prayers your way.


  • Dana Foreman

    27 September 2019 at 13:10 | #

    So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Daddy, prayers for the family.


  • Sandra Barber

    27 September 2019 at 09:07 | #

    We are so sorry for y'all's loss


  • Candice &Henry, Jr. Totten

    27 September 2019 at 02:28 | #

    So sorry for your loss, but I know your mama and dad are now together once again in peace. Prayers for you, Terri and the entire family. Love, Candy & Henry


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