Royce Joe Whitehead, Sr.

January 22, 1935, March 31, 2019

Royce Whitehead, Sr.

Royce Joe Whitehead, Sr., 84, of Lumberton, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Christus-St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont. He was born on January 22, 1935, to Velma Lee Clark Whitehead and Dallas Langston Whitehead, in Pineland, and was a member of the National Guard. Royce was a very active member in the Ridgewood Meadows Church of Christ community. He had a natural love for fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Whitehead; son, Royce J. Whitehead and his wife, Kimberly, of Valley, Alabama; sisters, Joyce Duvall of Groves and Mary Beth Alford of Nederland; grandson, Joseph Elijah Whitehead and his wife, Valerie Lynn; and great-grandchildren, Timothy Elijah Whitehead, Baylee Sky Whitehead, and Joseph Daniel Whitehead.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Kenneth Lane Whitehead.

A gathering of Mr. Whitehead’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Red Oak Springs, P.O. Box 2019, Kountze, Texas 77625; Church of Christ Student Center at Lamar University, 1018 East Virginia Street, Beaumont, Texas 77705; or the Meadows Church of Christ, P.O. Box 5126, Beaumont, Texas 77726.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (5)

  • Glenn and Linda Matlock

    04 April 2019 at 03:41 | #

    Dear Betty, We are so sorry to hear of Royce's passing. We have so many funny and wonderful memories of him. He was very special. John and Steven still remember the mints he kept in his pocket and would share if they asked. We pray God blesses you with peace. Love, Glenn and Linda Matlock


  • Allen & Vanna Downey

    04 April 2019 at 03:01 | #

    So Sorry for your loss. I will see you soon..


  • Duane Conley

    03 April 2019 at 22:15 | #

    Betty -- I do not have a current postal address for you so I will use this high-tech method instead of sending a sympathy card. Royce was a fine man; I always thought that you could not have chosen better for a husband. I remember from my childhood when you were engaged and brought him to meet Grandmother and she liked him too. --BTW Mother is in gradual decline but sort of hanging in there. Her mind is a little vague and her short-term memory is not good but she does not have dementia and can still carry on a conversation. Love, Duane.


  • Linda McClintock Haynes

    03 April 2019 at 01:24 | #

    Betty, You and your family have my deepest sympathy and prayers. I got to know Royce when we worked at Jefferson Chemical in the 70's. He was such a kind man and I always enjoyed hearing his fishing stories and learned from him. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend his service due to a commitment at the same time. God Bless You. May Royce rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.


  • Debbie Valentine

    02 April 2019 at 19:06 | #

    Betty, know that prayers are with you. To know Royce was to love him.


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