Russell Folse, Sr.

January 08, 1924 - August 30, 2017

Russell John Folse, Sr.

Russell John Folse, Sr., 93 of Beaumont, entered into eternal rest with the Lord, Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1924, to Lucille Chauvin Folse and Theodore Folse in Beaumont, and was a United States Army veteran having served in World War II. He met Theresa, the love of his life, upon returning home from the war and they were married November 23, 1946. Their 70-year legacy of love and commitment is the cornerstone of the family and continues to serve as an example to their children and grandchildren.

Russell, also known as Grandpa, Gramps, and PawPaw was dearly loved and a man of strong character. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and all of his grandchildren brought him great joy. He taught several generations to play dominoes and how to change the oil in their cars. He loved gadgets and could figure out how to fix anything. He was a gentle, humble man with a quick, dry wit and even during his last days he often gave those around him a chuckle with his clever humor. His faith in God, devotion to family, and dedication to his country will always guide the lives of his loved ones as he lives on in the hearts of those he leaves behind.

Survivors include his wife of seventy years, Theresa Folse; daughter, Janet Weaver of Houston; son, Russell “Rusty” Folse, Jr. of Lumberton; daughters, Kathy Adams and her husband, Beecher, of Nederland and Terri Sticker and her husband, Maury, of Kingwood; son, Thomas Folse and his wife, Carla, of China; daughter, Kim Richards and her husband, Jeff, of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Wesley Weaver; Jared Weaver; Christopher Folse and his wife, Bridget; Kelly Gallier and her husband, Raymond; Daniel Adams and his wife, Chelsea; Dana Adams; Shelli Wilder; Scott Sticker and his wife, Mimi; Rebekah Folse; Luke Folse; Payton Richards; and Trenton Richards; great-grandchildren, Addison Folse; Amber Conway; Kara DeJohn and her husband, Bryce; Justin Conway; Killian Wilder; Kai Sticker; and Ren Sticker; great-great-grandchild; Leighton DeJohn.

A gathering of Mr. Folse’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 6:00 p.m., and a Rosary to follow, Friday, September 15, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


Gathering of Family and Friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, September 15, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Christian Vigil
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, September 15, 2017
6:00 p.m.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, September 15, 2017
To Follow Christian Vigil
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (3)

  • NL

    05 August 2018 at 22:18 | #

    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).


  • Ron and Donna Smalley

    16 September 2017 at 14:36 | #

    We are so sorry about your loss. You have a beautiful family with many loving and fond memories. The video is so sweet and shows how much he loved you all.


  • Rose Quirante

    14 September 2017 at 19:57 | #

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Russell John Folse, Sr., whose humility and sense of humor were made evident among his children, one I know is my RD contemporary,Kathy. My thoughts are as follows from Corinthians 13;13: " IN THE END THERE ARE 3 THINGS THAT LAST- FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE, AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE."


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