Ralph Babineaux, Jr.

May 14, 1931 - May 9, 2021

McLean Ralph Babineaux, Jr., 89, of Beaumont, Texas, peacefully entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 14, 1931, in Port Arthur, Texas, to McLean Ralph Babineaux, Sr. and Florence Sterling Babineaux. He leaves behind his loving wife of almost 67 years, Doris Duke Babineaux, three children and their spouses: Jerry and Susan Allen of Beaumont, Texas; George and Sally Ross of Burlington, North Carolina; and McLean and Beverly Babineaux III of Cypress, Texas; his grandchildren, Russ and Amanda Allen, Hunter and Liz Allen, Johnson Ross, Tyler and Heather Ross, Alexandria Babineaux, Max Babineaux; and 3 great-grandchildren; Caroline, Hannah and Parker Ross.

After he graduated from Nederland High School in 1948, he chose to voluntarily serve in the Korean War instead of accepting a basketball scholarship. Following his service, he returned to receive an associate degree in electrical engineering from Lamar Tech.

He began his career at Brance Kracey where he worked for 45 years until he retired in August 2000.

His favorite times were spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and buddies at our beach home, hunting lease in West Texas, and family gatherings in Wimberley. He loved to cook, garden, tell “stories” and laugh. He loved his family with all his heart and was the happiest when we were altogether. He also loved spending time worshipping and fellowshipping with his Calvary friends at church, Sunday School, and Tuesday Morning Mens’ Bible Study.

He was a gracious, blessed, loving Dad, PawPaw and friend and was deeply loved by all. He will be greatly missed, but we will be forever grateful for showing us all what it looks like for a man to truly LOVE the Lord, his family and others.

He is survived by his three of his seven siblings: Boyd Babineaux, Charlene Burnett, and Eve Wagner.

Daddy’s favorite Bible verse and one we feel he truly lived by………:“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8 (NIV)

A gathering of Ralph’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with a Celebration of his Life to follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church, 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Knupple Cemetery, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

With gratitude, our family requests memorial contributions be directed to: Calvary Baptist Disaster Relief or Lottie Moon Missions Offering, 3350 Dowlen Road, Suite A, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov.


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Knupple Cemetery

Knupple Cemetery
  • cemetery rd. silsbee tx 77656

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 3650 dowlen road beaumont tx 77706
  • 05/13/2021
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706
  • 05/13/2021
  • 10:59 am

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Evelyn and Ron Wagner

Forever brother you will always be in my heart. I am going to miss our phone calls I love you with all my heart.I Heaven Gate Open the to a very special loving husband father grandfather and brother I’m going to miss you brother. I love you

Ronnie and Judi Benoit

Eternal rest grant unto him, O lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, .Rest In Peace. Amen

Nell and David Frank

Doris, we are so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. You are in our prayers. Nell and David

Val Babineaux

Be at peace cuz

John Randolph

I always thought a lot of Mr Babineaux.....he fit the “cool dad” mold for sure. Very thoughtful man and a pleasure to be around. I know he will be deeply missed.

Jim Andrews

He was like a father to me. I worked for him for 25 years. He worked on me for even longer. He will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace, good friend...

Lauren Randolph

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what a devoted, loving dad and husband he was! I hope you can take comfort in that he is at peace and was well received with open arms in Heaven. God bless you during this terribly sad time. Praying for you all. With love, Laurie

Julia Horn Wellmann

Never saw him without a smile and I can’t imagine how big his smile is right now in Heaven.

Susan Hogg

Susan, Sally, and all the Babineaux Family, My deepest condolence in the passing of your Dad,. May God comfort and bless you with many wonderful memories of your years together.

Judy Oneal.

Susan. May your precious daddy rest in peace. Your father was a leader of others to Jesus and had a special relationship with the Lord. He was a follower of God and brought many people to know Jesus. Now rest assure your daddy is walking next to our Lord Jesus. . God is telling your daddy “Good and well done, my son.”

Janet Swearingen

I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May your fathers soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones at this difficult time and offer my condolences to you all.

lee Babineaux

Love you uncle Ralph. I always looked up to you and respected the words you spoke to me. Heaven is a wonderful place and you can now rejoice with Grandma and Grandpa now., Diana and my dad.. Your family loves you so much uncle Ralph as does our Lord and savior JESUS... I will miss you until we see each other again in the Kingdom of Heaven.