Kenneth Wayne Rulon, Sr.

February 7, 1945 - September 30, 2021

Kenneth Wayne Rulon, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 30, 2021. He was born on February 7, 1945, to Leonard Rulon and Ruthell Blanchard in Gainesville, TX. He grew up in Kountze, but he made his home in Silsbee for over fifty years.

He married his beautiful bride, Valerie, on June 12, 1968, and for fifty-three years she was the love of his life. Their marriage and love is an inspiration to all who know them. Even death couldn’t separate them for long. He was a devoted husband, dad and papaw who always put God and family first. His quick wit brought joy and laughter everywhere he went, and his constant singing of everything from gospel hymns to Elvis Presley brightened every room. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.

He was a man of love, compassion, character and integrity. He will be greatly missed by friends and family. At his request, his family will celebrate his life privately.

Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Angela Whisenhant and her husband, Leslie; son, Kenneth “Bo” Rulon, Jr. and his wife, Amanda; grandchildren, Kyle Whisenhant, Chase Whisenhant, Grace Rulon, and Kenneth “Tripp” Rulon III; sisters, Nan Doucet, Betty Rulon Vaughan and Kellie Rulon Dyer, and brothers, David Rulon, Bryan Rulon, and Jerry Rulon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Valerie Janette Rulon; and brother, Jack Rulon.

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.   2 Corinthians 5:8

Cremation arrangements for Mr. Rulon were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.


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

Comments (7)

    Bill & Marty Nordin says:

    We are so so very sorry to hear this news. We treasure the moments, the laughter, and special memories we shared with Ken & Valerie over the years, especially with our American Mat & Timber Family.
    “Precious in the eyes of God is the death of His saints…” May God grant peace to all those who grieve their passing.

    Steve & Laurie Fletcher says:

    We are sending our condolences & prayers to you and your family. We pray that God will give you His perfect peace.

    The Fletchers

    Charlotte Conner says:

    I was saddened to hear of Kenneth’s passing. He was a great guy. I met him years ago when iI was a teenager and he went to work for my grandfather. He was super to my grandfather and all us kids when we went over to the barber shop. He will be missed.

    Gary C. Wilkerson says:

    The news of Kenneth’s passing is sad to hear. As a classmate of the Class of ’63, I remember him as a friend with a great sense of humor. I send condolences to his family and hope they will be comforted by many great memories of him in their lives. Gary Wilkerson, Laramie, WY

    Jill Short says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard to lose both mother and father so close together. I am feeling the same. My heart hurts for your family and I am lifting prayers for you all daily.
    Love to you all – Jill Short

    Deborah Laird Walker says:

    So sorry to hear of Kenneth’s passing. He was a friend of our family for many years. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

    Susan Clay Cole says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Kenneth was a classmate….class of ’63 Kountze High.
    Just a quite unassuming great guy.
    Sending love and prayers.

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