Edwin “Bob” Bearb

January 1, 1930 - October 18, 2021

Edwin Bob Bearb, 91, of Beaumont, Texas passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of October 18, 2021, from metastatic brain cancer.

Edwin Bob Bearb was born in Rayne, Louisiana, on January 1, 1930, the third of six children from the union of Calise and Alice Bearb. He went to Rayne High School and entered the United States Army at 16 years of age. He guarded the Panama Canal during his time of service. He was honorably discharged and returned to Rayne where he obtained his GED and became employed at Kennedy’s Department Store specializing in accounting. There he met Ella Lou (Pip) Broussard. They were married in September of 1951. He and Ella moved to Beaumont, Texas in the early 1950s when he became employed as a clerk at Magnolia Refinery. He remained as a clerk when Magnolia was acquired by Mobil Oil. Edwin became Union President of the clerical workers at Mobil (Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union). Ultimately, he became a Mobil Company Employee and rose to the position of supervisor over the storehouse (materials management). He retired in 1992 after thirty-eight years with the company and began doing consulting work for Mobil over the next several years, first in California and then in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Ella and Edwin had two children, Suzanne and Michael, and remained married for forty-seven years until Ella’s death in 1998. He met Sandra Garner in Beaumont and they were married on January 31, 2004 and remained together for seventeen years until Edwin’s passing. Edwin loved his tools and loved to build and repair just about anything. His happiest times were spent in his workshop surrounded by cats, tools, and working on his next project. His neighbors lovingly referred to him as the easy button, as they went to him with their repair needs. He gladly accommodated their requests.

Edwin is survived by his wife, Sandy Garner Bearb of Beaumont; a son, Michael Edwin Bearb and his wife, Patti, of Jackson, Tennessee; two stepsons, Lloyd Thompson and Lowell Thompson, both of Beaumont; brothers, Jimmy Bearb and his wife, Francis, and Billy Bearb and his wife, Cindy, of Carencro, Louisiana; grandchildren, Robby Rayburn of Canyon Lake, Texas; Stacy Barnett Smith, Kimberly Barnett Smith, and Katy Barnett Smith, all of Forney, Texas; Emily Bearb of New York City, New York; and Renee Bearb of Nashville, Tennessee; step grandson, Darren Thompson of Beaumont, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Cailse Bearb; mother, Alice Stutes Bearb; brothers, Tracy Bearde and Donald Bearb; sister, Una Mae Bearb Sanz; wife, Ella Lou (Pip) Bearb; and daughter, Suzanne (momma Sue) Bearb Barnett.

A gathering of Edwin’s family and friends will begin 1:30 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with Minister Tara Thompson from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church officiating. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • October 23, 2021
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • October 23, 2021
  • 2:30 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (12)

    John and Sandy white says:

    I will miss Me Bearb in so many ways
    He was such a gentleman and stood for everything a msn should aspire to be . We had long talks when he would come into the office and I enjoyed so much the respect he showed me. He was a good friend
    It is now April 26, 2023 and I just found out about the sad news. My condolences are with the families loss. I will always remember him.

    Johnnie Hendetson says:

    My condolences to the family.
    Just heard about his passing. He made the world a better place.
    God Bless

    Joe Palermo says:

    Mike and Suzanne, I was sorry to hear about your father. He was very genuine and very kind. I know he will be missed. Sincerely, Joe Palermo.

    Lederle Taylor says:

    Sandy, I just got on Facebook and saw this. Honey please forgive me for not being there. I am so very sorry for your loss, Bob was such a delightful man to be around, he always made you feel welcomed. You two were so good for each other, I will always remember how good he was to Aunt Tee and to you . I’m always here if you need me. I love you Sandy.. Lederle

    Don and Marita Duesler says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of a friend! We will miss his humor and stories.

    charles Sidney stutes says:

    Dear Sandy, I am heart-broken at my inability to attend Bobby’s services. I can’t drive on the Interstate any more and Monica’s health requires constant attention. Please know that Bobby was my favorite “first cousin, ” literal second brother to me (caring, friendly, fun) You and family are in my and Monica’s prayers. Thank you for all the courtesies shown us through the years, Love, Sidney.

    Joyce Lowrey says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce Lowrey

    Joe M. Lovoi says:

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a wonderful man. Pam and I looked forward to voting just to be able to visit with your dad. Our prayers are with you and all of your family members. Pam and Joe


    bob was the best-i knew him at mobil during the time that i worked at mobil. i remember his easly smile–i always remember him that way—

    Diane Cannon says:

    I was sorry to read of the loss of Bob. He was always very friendly to me here in the neighborhood. I also worked with him at Dishman school during voting several years ago. I am so sorry for the loss of such a nice man!

    Andy D’Entremont says:

    Rest In Peace Mr. Bearb.

    Shayne King says:

    RIP Bob—you were always so kind & made me laugh–you will be missed. Many condolences to Sandy & the family.

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