Melvin Armond Comeaux, 76, of Beaumont, Texas passed away March 4, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Port Acres on November 11, 1936 to the late Henry and Lula Comeaux. Melvin lived in Mid-County, residing in Beauxart Gardens for 27 years. He retired from Mobil Chemical/OA after 28 years as a Safety Advisor. Melvin is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melody Glover; and brother, Henry Louis Comeaux. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Hazel Sloat Comeaux of Beaumont; daughter, Terri Spaugh and husband, Dean of Boerne; sons, Mark Comeaux and wife, Jodi of Boerne, Ronnie Pelt of Silsbee, Johnny Pelt of Silsbee, and Donnie Pelt of Warren; brothers, Charles Comeaux and wife, Joyce of Nederland, and Howard Comeaux and wife, of Eileen of Palmdale, CA; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and his old dog Rags, who he traveled, played, and ate alongside. Melvin's only request is that his ashes be scattered on the Pecos River in West Texas which will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Southeast Texas Food Bank. Details and registry available at Melancons.org.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 6, 2013