Keith Joseph Hassage

December 29, 1952 - June 11, 2023

Keith Joseph Hassage, 70, of Beaumont, died Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born December 29, 1952, in Port Neches, to Gladys Cornelia Bobo and Joseph Hassage.

When you were with Keith, whether you knew him as Keith, Dawg, Pup, or Grumpy, you always knew you were in for a good time or a good story, or more often than not, both.  Keith loved to spend time with friends and family while in pursuit of those things that brought him joy.  Everyone who knew Keith, can remember a time when they were either hunting, fishing, cooking, golfing, riding, or floating down the Frio River with him and the fun they had.  Keith’s greatest true joy in his life was getting to watch all of his loved ones, be they friends or family, gathering for a well-cooked meal and having a good time.

Keith dedicated forty-two years of his life to working in the offshore construction industry where he made lifelong friends and accomplished many great feats.  He sailed across the equator on many occasions and was a guest at Neptune’s Court and inducted into the Orders and Mysteries of the Deep and recognized as a shell back. In the course of Keith’s career with Allseas he led the team that was the first to lay a pipeline north of the Artic Circle and was on the teams that were the first to lay pipe over a mile deep on the ocean floor, as well as being the first to use dynamic positioning on a pipelay vessel for the purpose of laying pipe. Keith traveled and worked all over the world and at the time of his passing he had worked on every inhabited continent on the planet as well as having worked on every ocean. He is deeply missed by his offshore family. Keith was a great mentor, and leader, to many in his industry and will be remembered as much for achievements as he will be for his good nature, integrity, and dedication that he always traveled with.

Keith had an encyclopedic knowledge, quick wit, sharp tongue, with a loving heart, generous and giving spirit, to go along with a penchant for mischief that spared no one, and he will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him.

Keith is survived by his fiancé, Susan Gibbs of Beaumont; daughter, Bethany Rios and her husband, Danny Rios, of Santee, California; Grandson, Isaac Skinner; granddaughter, Stella Rios; sister, Bobbie Akin; brother-in-law, John Akin; Stepson, Matthew Gibbs and his wife, Erica Gibbs, of Westlake, Louisiana; grandsons, Jaydon Gibbs and wife, Jade; and Grayson Gibbs; granddaughter, Olivia Gibbs, all of Westlake, Louisiana; stepson, Kyle Gibbs of Beaumont; and fur babies, Patches and Poppy.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Bobo Hassage; father, Joseph Hassage; brother, Rodney Hassage; and fur babies, Gracie and Beaux-dog.

A gathering of Mr. Hassage’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, 5150 Stivers Street, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • June 15, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Graveside Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • June 15, 2023
  • 11:00 am


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (10)

    Winona Lindsey says:

    I just found out about Keith’s passing. I am very saddened. I not only graduated with Keith, but had the joy of riding bus 27 with him some 10 miles there and 10 miles back with many stops along the way. Many memories include Keith. He was truly a fun and great guy. I haven’t seen him in years, but I did more recently connected on Facebook. It was a joy to see his posts and updates. His accomplishments look so adventurous just like Keith. I know that he was loved by his family and will be missed. I wish I had known. I would have been at his memorial. My prayers are with his family.

    Daniel Cornett says:

    Never met Keith, But from the the comments he was a great guy and a hero to us all. From filling up your car or setting in the AC at home he and many others like him help make that possible. Rest in peace dude!

    Lexine Nesler says:

    My condolence to Kieth’s family! Kieth was my classmate of 1971. He was such a funny guy, and a great friend to many! He will certainly be missed! Rest in peace my friend!

    Loretta and Colorado Singleton says:

    Dear Susan and family, We are deeply sadden by the passing of Keith (Dawg). We have many memories of that we will never forget. Keith loved a friendly but intense conversation on many things, of course he thought he was always right. He was very knowledgeable about a lot of things. This hasn’t been mentioned but Keith was an Author of sorts about all his adventures and it was very entertaining and interesting. He would send me a chapter at a time and I loved reading them. He was one of a kind and we loved him. He will be missed. May he rest in peace ????????❤️

    Joyce Travillo says:

    There are no words for condolences. Keith was a riot always a gentleman to me. You will be missed but I will see you on the flip side.
    Prayers for your family

    Lennart Hoogendijk says:

    To all that had the privilege to meet Keith in their lives,

    I’ve had the honour to work with Keith on multiple occasions, upto his last trip on Solitaire in Brazil where health issues forced him to say goodbye to the job he loved so much.

    Keith was highly respected by all that worked with him for his experience, calmness and humor. No other person would get away with asking the Norwegian client rep “did you see ‘Vikings’?” “Well, that’s how you guys lived 30 years ago, before you found oil and gas”.

    Keith to me was more than a colleague within Allseas. Keith was one of the nicest persons I’ve ever came across. It truly was a privilege to have met him in my life.

    I wish Keith’s close ones strenght in these difficult days.

    Lennart Hoogendijk
    Operations Manager Allseas

    John Wade says:

    Keith had worked for all major offshore companies before coming to Allseas in 1987 on the Lorelay as a Lead Spacer. He later became Barge Foreman then moved on to the position of Superintendent.
    Keith had many firsts associated with his name and presence onboard the vessels. First mile deep pipelay for shell and mile deep relay. First Steel Cantinary Riser in the GoM.The most Northern line layed in the North Sea  The best rendition of “ Mustang Sally” ever sung at an Allseas party.
     Keith was a gentleman in all aspects of his work and his tenasity to succeed was unmatched by any mortal man. He was a valued employee to the Allseas company for his many years of dedicated work.
    We was a professional Pipeliner to the core of his soul. His love of Allseas was only surpassed by his love of his Susan , family & friends.
    He was a true & trusted friend to myself for 45 years.
    Jon B. Wade

    Pieter Heerema says:

    Dear family and friends of Keith,

    We at Allseas are deeply saddened that such a wonderful, honest, funny and capable man is lost to us. Keith worked on so many landmark projects and always ensured success. Although he would say: “Pieter, it was the whole village”.

    A true leader with a knack for knowing people and warming their spirits. It was on my first offshore trip when Keith had to deal with the toughest and coldest client rep ever. Even after days Keith wouldn’t give up trying to break the ice with him until he came running in screaming “I DID IT, I FOUND HIS BUTTON, IT’S THE TOUR THE FRANCE, IT’S THE *#%$@ TOUR THE FRANCE!!!” Keith got in the habit of watching cycling in the early morning and chatting about the race during the day. And he didn’t even like cycling.
    Work became so much smoother after that and the rep actually managed a laugh, multiple times.

    Keith taught me many more lessons in leadership, and life. I will never forget his smile and the twinkle in his eyes.

    So sorry for your loss, all the best.

    Pieter Heerema

    Joe T Woods says:

    God saw to it I had a big brother. God is Wonderful! Forever in my heart.

    Susan and Steve Gibbs says:

    Keith was a kind and thoughtful man who loved his family and grandchildren with all of his heart. He will be dearly missed.

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