Kenneth John Babin, Sr.

September 5, 1926 - January 31, 2023

Kenneth J. Babin, Sr. journeyed to Paradise on January 31,2023, at the age of 96, after health challenges over the past year.  He is survived by daughters, Sheila Parchman and Tanya Steward; sons, Kenneth Babin, Jr. and his wife, Beverly and Jeff Babin and Karen Samudio; adopted niece, Sharon Kessler and her husband, Gary; nine grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren.  One grandson preceded him in death.

Kenneth was the son of Effie and Harry Babin, Sr. and he had three sisters and two brothers, all who have preceded him in death.  He grew up in Beaumont, Texas on Blanchette Street and attended ST. Anthony school.

When he was 17, he joined the United States Navy in the late part of World War II, serving in Hawaii with his brother Harry.  He remained a strong American Patriot his whole life.

He was also a born again Catholic who loved his Lord.  He attended Infant Jesus church in Lumberton, Texas, where he and his wife lived for forty-seven years.

In 1950 he married the love of his life, Faye Moore and they were married seventy-two years.  Faye took her trip on to Paradise in June 2022, where they are now together again.

Ken was the “life of the party” almost his entire life!  He loved to laugh and have a good time but more importantly he wanted to be sure everyone else was having a good time. His and Faye’s home was grand central station for many get-togethers and celebrations.

Many years, he and Faye spent on the road with their camper taking kids and grandkids along on many of their trips.  Ken taught us all to water ski and drive a boat.  Then there were many little wagon rides for his grandkids.  He loved pulling them all around his large backyard.   His and Faye’s adventures continued throughout their twenty-five years of retirement, and it was only in these last couple of years that they slowed down.  They were in love to the end and even thru their failing health their love became famous on Tic Toc with several videos posted by their granddaughter showing their sweet devotion to one another. That can be found under the name of “dudfam” on TikTok.

Throughout his life Ken was a “Mr. Fix it man”.  After retirement from Ideco as a master welder, he started up his own business welding and building at his home.  He and Faye had fun selling his creations and all the junk/treasures they collected on their many trips all over the USA and Canada. He only missed two states, North Dakota and Alaska.

After Faye passed last summer, our family knew he wouldn’t make it much longer without her and we are so thankful he didn’t have to suffer very long!

He was our “dad”, our “Papaw”, our friend, and our hero.  We count it as a blessing that we had him with us for such a long time.  Never to be forgotten!!!

A gathering of Ken’s family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • February 3, 2023
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • February 4, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Franks Branch Cemetery-Fred
  • 21650, Farm to Market 92, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,

Comments (3)

    Brenda Wyer says:

    So sorry for your loss,
    Praying for Gods comfort and peace.

    Diane Goodman says:

    Fred and I will miss our neighbors of 40 years. Ken and Faye were wonderful people. Love and hugs to the family. May God bless you all.

    Jessie & Maryanne Moore says:

    Prayers and our deepest condolences to our family in Texas as you say goodbye to such a wonderful man. Both Uncle Kenneth and Aunt Faye have left us with precious memories and moments to laugh and smile. But the best thing of all is not only did he live a long life leaving a legacy behind to be proud of but we know that they are together again. We will miss you and till we see you again one day. With our heartfelt love to you and family. -Jessie and Maryanne Moore -Anderson, SC

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