Rudolph Audry Falgout, Sr., age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Beaumont, TX. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Father Joseph Dang officiating. A private burial was held on August 26. Audry, as Rudy was known to his family, was born on August 17, 1921 in Raceland, LA to the late Velma and Allen Falgout. He graduated from Raceland High School and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. During World War II he served in the United States Navy Seabees and his battalion was responsible for building airstrips in the Philippines. In 1946 he married Gertrude Rode and they made Beaumont their home. His construction experience led to his career as an industrial contractor. Dad was a true child of the depression. He believed in hard work, saving your money, and the value of education. He never gave up and was happiest working on his farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gertrude Falgout and daughter in law, Janet Falgout. Survivors include his two sons, Rudy Falgout, Jr. of Seabrook, TX and Louis Falgout and his wife Debbie of Beaumont, TX. Two daughters, Sheila Harrell and her husband Rusty of Lumberton, TX and Helen Baker and her husband Neal of Beaumont, TX. Two brothers, Al Falgout and his wife Barbara of Raceland, LA and Bubby Falgout and his wife Anne of Lafayette, LA. Two sisters, Norma Ferrer of Metairie, LA and Gail Margiotta and her husband Myrie of Covington, LA. He was PaPa to eight grandchildren, Tanya Roblyer and her husband Kevin, Holly Moritz and her husband Chris, Erin Corbett and her husband Jeff, Tara Harrell, Leah Hetherington and her husband Brett, Colin Baker and his wife Allison, Lauren Falgout and Tyler Falgout. He also had seven great grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church 5075 Bigner Rd. Beaumont, TX 77708, (409)892-3316. The family would also like to thank all those who took such good care of Dad.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 18, 2013