Oscar John “John” Vest III

January 25, 1955 - February 25, 2022

Oscar John Vest, III, 67, graduated to His Heavenly home on February 25, 2022. He was born in Beaumont, Texas, to Jan Prevost Vest and Oscar John Vest, II.

He graduated from Forest Park High in 1972 and was an accomplished Eagle Scout and volunteer. He enjoyed surfing, reading, sports, learning from and about all cultures, and most of all, providing and caring for his family.

He worked for Exxon Mobile/Univation Technologies, both in Texas, and internationally, and later for Sasol. He retired from Shell in 2021. John Fulfilled his passion for teaching both on the joy, and at Lamar University. John’s heart for helping others frequently found him heading various building projects for friends, neighbors, and family members. John was a member of the Destin United Methodist Church. He was described by those who knew him and loved him as a wonderful husband, father, Pappa John (grandfather), friend, and man of faith.

John loved his wife, children, and many grandchildren as well.

He leaves behind his wife, Lorna Brumbeloe Vest of Miramar Beach, Florida; mother, Jan Vest Sharp of Beaumont; three children, Keri Shay and her husband, Pete, of Sour Lake; Kimberly Franke and her husband, Chad, of Lake Charles; Keith Vest and his wife, Caren, of Colorado Springs; nine grandchildren; four stepchildren, Nicole Turner; Hillary Bratton and her husband, Ronald; Trey Turner and his partner, Sherry Broussard; Joshua Marceaux and his wife, Crystal; eight step-grandchildren; sister, Sue Vest Haskett and her husband, Johnny, of Beaumont; nephew, Jonathon Haskett and his wife, Carrie; niece, Rachel Cordova and her husband, Justin; and five great nieces and nephews.

A gathering of Mr. Vest’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m. with his memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • March 12, 2022
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • March 12, 2022
  • 3:00 pm

Comments (1)

    Carla Noland Merrill says:

    I have so many wonderful childhood (and early adulthood) memories of Uncle John. He really enjoyed having fun and showing us a good time. Growing up, our families were so close that us cousins practically shared houses… He may not be related by blood but to me there is no difference. My heart, prayers and love go out to Keri, Keith and Kim. I know you are hurting, I know your pain. I love you all.

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