Kirt Joseph Gentile

September 22, 1956 - October 25, 2020

Kirt Joseph Gentile, 64, of LaBelle, died Sunday, October 25, 2020. He was born on September 22, 1956, to Jada Sue Williams Gentile and Jimmie Joseph Gentile, in Port Arthur. Kirt is a 1974 graduate of Nederland High School and was a member of Pipefitters Local 195.

He has worked for A&B Builders, now known as Richard Construction, Inc, since 1994. His love for his work family is enormous.

Kirt can be described as Steel and Velvet…he was tough, gritty, and resilient. But he was also generous, caring, loyal, and loved fiercely.

He is a proud Christian, ACTS Brother, and member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fannett.

He and his wife, Tricia, ventured into the restaurant business in 1997 when they leased an existing business in LaBelle, Texas, and renamed it Mae’s On The Bayou. With the help of friends, he built a catering trailer and would give his time to different fundraisers and memorial events. When a fire destroyed the business in 2006, they continued in the food industry doing catering as Tricia’s full-time job and Kirt always on the sidelines when he wasn’t working his regular job.

He was the favorite uncle who “got your leg”.

Kirt was a member and served on the Board of Krewe Mon Ami of MGSET for several years. In his duty of coordinating the parade every year, his monthly report would always be, “We’re going to have a parade”.

One of his greatest joys was going to all of his granddaughter’s animal shows. He was such a proud Paw Paw of all his red-heads.

Five years ago, he became a father again when he and Tricia took custody of their great-niece, Kadience, and their great-nephew, Jaden.

Survivors include his wife, Tricia Waite Gentile; father, Jimmie Gentile and his wife, Claudia, of Beaumont; mother, Jada Williams Gentile of Nederland; sons, Jeremy Gentile and his wife, Michaelyn, of Winnie and Jaden Harst of LaBelle; daughter, Kadience Francois of LaBelle; brothers, Steve Gentile and his wife, Julie; Brian Gentile and his wife, Stacey; and Kenneth Gentile, all of Nederland; sister, Jamie Gentile Pace and her husband, Eddie, of Port Neches; granddaughters, Desiré Boyd, Jillian Gentile, and Paisley Gentile, all of Winnie; bonus daughter, Jami Quibodeaux of Groves; and several beloved nieces, great-nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.

A celebration of Mr. Gentile’s life will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2020, at the family’s home 14860 Garner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486 or St. Mary Catholic Church, 9894 Gilbert Road, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Broussard's Crematorium

Broussard's Crematorium
  • 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705

Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life
  • 14860 Garner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77705
  • 11/01/2020
  • 5:36 pm

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Sharon & Johnny Passmore

Many prayers!!! Kirt will be missed by all. Love to all Johnny & Sharon Passmore

Vicki Miller

My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God bless you all and comfort you all during these heartbreaking times.

Curtis Laurents

Although Kirt will be sadly missed we can truly reflect on the many good times. Kirt was full of love and affection and it was contagious to others around him. RIP cuz we love and miss you. Curtis, FaithAnn, Ashlyn and Karsyn..

Michael Monk

Tricia, please accept our sincerest condolences and prayers for God's comforting hand in the days ahead.

Katherine Catalina

Our deepest sympathy to the Gentile family, may God bring you strength through this difficult time. May all the great memories Kirt left behind bringing smiles and warm hearts to us all who will miss him dearly! Such a great guy! Love, Frankie and Kathy Catalina

Ronnie Nero

RIP Old buddy. My friendly high school rival. My L& A co worker, my CYO friend, and just good old times guy. Prayers to the whole family. Love yall.

Autumn and Bubba Nelson

Kirt was a great man and always a pleasure to be around. Prayers to the Gentile family!

Jeff Butler

Kurt was my Brother in-law for several years,, even after he was always a part of our family . He was always so respectful to my mother and step father and really all of our family. I am so sorry for this to happen to such a nice guy. Prayers for his wife Tricia and all his kids and Grandchildren . Rip Kirk !!!

Donna Solis

Sending prayers! Kirk will be missed, he was such a larger than life soul! I really enjoyed visiting with him at our girls dinner, for class of 74. We told him that night could be one of the girls! Who would have known it would be the last time I would see him....Much love to the family!!

Meagan Reeves

I will always remember Kirt's contagious smile and boisterous laugh... you just couldn't have a bad day around him! I'm keeping all of the Gentile family and RCI family in my heart and prayers today and in the months to come. Sincerely, Meagan Reeves

David Dewees

Prayers for you, Trish & the family & friends. May God give you peace & comfort.

Pete and Rhonda Theal

Love and prayers

Gary N Luke

Our condolences and prayers, Gods peace Kirk , and comfort for family and friends

Diane Cannon

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Kirk. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Diane

Doris Webb

A graduated high school with Jada,, Kirts' mom in 1955 from PNG. . It's the hardest thing in the world to lose a child. My heart goes out to Jada and all the family

Betty Peebles

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte Metreyeon

So very sorry to hear the sad news of Kirk having to leave us too soon. I was a neighbor to the Gentile's. I watched all the children grow up. Kirk truly was such a wonderful person. Kirk, always had a smile and made you laugh. My love thoughts and prayers are with Kirk's family and friends. Kirk, will be missed by so many.

David Meriwether

Great guy. Hate to hear this. I have a funny story I will never forget about Kirt.

Scott Brammer

So sorry to hear of your families loss of Kirt. May the good lord comfort your family in this time of sorrow. May God bless your family. Scott Brammer

Greg Sticker

Mr. Kirt was a very good boss to have. I remember well working at Mae's on the Bayou for Kirt and Tricia. My funniest memory is him looking dead serious at me and saying "you don't get something done today you might find my boot...." Then he would grin and tell me "you're doing a good job...." Those were the days and Mr. Kirt was a boss and a friend. May the Lord put his hand of comfort on Tricia and the whole family as Kirt is in God's Heaven with no pain or sorrow. Memory Eternal.

Gwen Haggard

I was so shocked to hear about this sister, I hope you are ok.

Judy Jordan-Rash

Trish, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Judy Jordan-Rash

Debbie Kurtz

Kirt left us too soon. He had so much more to offer all. He may have left us but he will live on in our hearts with all the wonderful memories he left behind. His legacy is his family & friends. We will never forget his love for others, his big heart & his crazy sense of humor to list just a few of his attributes. It's difficult to day good bye so I'll just say hope I see you again friend. Loving thoughts & prayers to Tricia, her family & all the friends that loved him so much. Be at peace Kirt everyone is going to lift Tricia & support her thru good & bad times. . You rest & be at peace dear friend. ❤

Dana Crain Matte

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for all of the Gentile family. Y'all were such a big.part of my life growing up. Praying for peace and comfort that only Jesus can give during this time.of great loss.