Wilmer Trahan, Sr.

January 24, 1930 - February 10, 2021

Wilmer Trahan, Sr.

Wilmer Trahan, Sr., 91, of Nederland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born January 24, 1930, in Orange, to Louise Romero Trahan and Fred Trahan.

Though Wilmer had a very limited and humble education, having only graduated 7th grade, he was a very skilled tradesman. He was a self-taught and talented finishing carpenter with Anderson Construction and was a member of Carpenters Local for over sixty years. He also had an impressive ability to successfully work on electronics. Wilmer was very well known for his detailed work.

Survivors include his wife of seventy years, June Thacker Trahan, of Nederland; children, Wilmer Trahan, Jr. and wife, Becky, of Groves and Cheryl Benoit and husband, Kurt, of Nederland; grandchildren, Ricky Trahan and wife, Kim; Craig Trahan; Wayne Morris; Chad Morris; Kourtney Hollier and husband, Jake; and Krystal Benoit; twelve great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Trahan and wife, Cynthia, of Palestine.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Louise and Fred; daughter, Phyllis Morris; and siblings, Leslie Trahan and Mary Lou Quick.

A gathering of Mr. Trahan’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

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Broussard's Nederland
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, February 18, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland
3098 U.s. 69 Access Rd Nederland, TX 77627

Comments (5)

  • Michael Melling

    17 February 2021 at 03:17 | #

    My friend Wilmer, "Will", "Willie" & I first met when I was 23, working in my art studio in Pt. Neches. Five years later, when I was a starting carpenter, he remembered me, took me in & taught me everything I know Will was a problem solver, an excellent craftsman, artist, designer, and the hardest working man I ever knew. Will would always jump out in front to perform the most dangerous tasks, pushing others out of his way. Will had all of the best Christian qualities & would not allow himself to be anything else. He loved his wife, every member of his family, & his God and had high hopes & prayers for everyone else. Will took care of his employer, customers, co-workers , & especially me. My heart is with Will, June, his family & all that loved him. I know he is with his God.


  • Armando & Sylvia Garcia

    17 February 2021 at 00:00 | #

    Our deepest condolences to all, May Gods love give your hearts comfort


  • Delinda Harris

    16 February 2021 at 20:01 | #

    I'm saddened by the sudden loss of my uncle. He always welcomed me with open arms. I remember how kind he was when I was a little girl and stayed with them on many occasions. I'm grateful that he's soul is at peace. He's adventures story's at Thanksgiving gathers will be missed. My love and comfort to Aunt June ,Cheryl,Bubba.and family.


  • Napata Lewis

    13 February 2021 at 12:29 | #

    Cheryl Benoit, I was deeply saddened to hear about your father’s death. I offer my prayers of peace and comfort to you and your whole family. And also my dearest and deepest condolences. I find hope and comfort in Jehovah God’s promise that all those in memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...John 5:28...The Resurrection


  • Steven Cutaia

    12 February 2021 at 05:12 | #

    Our God has received a wonderful person to be by his side. It was a pleasure to know such and kind and wonderful person. He was always a pleasure to be around. My he rest in peace. I pray that all of his family remember all the wonderful times and joy he brought to our world.. Steve Cutaia


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