Norman Ener, Jr.

September 17, 1930 - August 17, 2019

Norman Wesley Ener, Jr., 88, of Beaumont, died Saturday, August 17, 2019. A native of Hemphill, he was born on September 17, 1930, the son of Benenna Smith Ener and Norman Wesley Ener, Sr.

He graduated from Hemphill High School in 1947. After graduating from Lamar College in 1949, he completed his education at Baylor University, graduating in 1951. He served as a United States Marine from 1952-1954 in active duty and 1954-1956 as a Reserve.

He worked at Gulf States Utilities from 1954-1994.

Retirement did not suit him, so he returned to the work force as Financial Manager at North End Baptist Church for the next eight years. Later he also served as a greeter for Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Survivors include his son, Norman Wesley Ener III; daughter, Suellen Ener; granddaughters, Jamie Young Beck, Dr. Elizabeth Ener, and Rachael Ener; great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Maurine and Paul Behrens; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen Kellam Ener; his parents; and sisters, Marjorie Savoy and Nelwyn Meredith.

A gathering of Mr. Ener’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Hemphill City Cemetery, 276 South Texas Street, Hemphill.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Senior Adult Ministry, North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

If you are unable to attend the services for Mr. Ener, you are welcome to go by the funeral home and pay your respects before the scheduled services.

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Tammy Davis

Thinking of you and sending my love!

Brian and Darla Haley

We will always remember Mr. Norman singing behind us in church. He never failed to ask about us if we happened to not be there one Sunday., or to ask if everything was alright if one of us left early. His kindness and compassion was obvious to everyone that met him. We will miss him dearly,

David and Darlene White

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with your sweet family "Mr. Norman". We will truly miss our fellowship with you at church. We feel very honored and privileged to have such a sweet and caring man to have come into our lives. We will always remember you.

Vicki Johnson

I was so sorry to hear that Norman had passed away. He will be dearly missed not only by your family, but, also the church family. I always looked forward to his sweet smiling face each Sunday. Prayers to your family.

Sandy Sanders

I didn't know Mr. Ener very well, but what I did know about him was he was a kind and caring man. Prayers for his family and friends.

Evelyn martin

Our friendship goes back many years to the children our. Love and prayers'

Lisa Anderson

Suellen and Wesley, I am saddened to hear of the passing of your father. I have known him most of my life and remember him even when I was a child at North End. He was always kind and gracious and had a true servant’s heart. Your Mom is no doubt glad to see him again. And so will we, one day. Love and sympathy to the Ener family. Lisa and Todd

Jo Lynn Augsburger

Uncle Norman always had a smile on his face and demonstrated kindness to all that knew him. I will miss his laugh and know that he’s now rejoicing in heaven.

Patricia Kellam Alexander

Uncle Norman and Aunt Mary Helen were very precious to us and to so many people. We last saw them at a Kellam family reunion a few years ago at a beach house. They will be missed by so many people.