Armas L. Gremillion, Jr., of Beaumont, Texas, died Thursday, February 28, 2013. He was ninety-six years of age. He was born in Hessmer, Louisiana to Minnie Eugenie Berlin Gremillion and Armas Louis Gremillion Sr., on December 23, 1916. He graduated from LSU at Baton Rouge with a B.A. in Economics, and while at LSU he served in the Army ROTC. During World War II he was stationed in the Pacific theatre (New Georgia, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Luzon) as an Army Artillery Captain, 3rd battalion, 147th infantry, 37th "Buckeye" division, "Charlie" company. It was during the war and after the U.S. Army took the Philippines that he met his wife, Miriam in Manila. Miriam preceded him in death. Armas Louis was the recipient of the Silver and Bronze Stars for his military accomplishments and service. He spent his career after the war in the employ of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Manila, Indonesia, Singapore, Akron, Ohio, and Beaumont, Texas. He and Miriam raised two sons, Robert L. Gremillion and Gerald M. Gremillion, both of whom survive their parents. Mr. Gremillion was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters: Lottie Gremillion; Glenn B. Gremillion, Sr.; Daniel E. Gremillion, Sr.; Alden M. Gremillion; and, Odessa Gremillion Ducote. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas. Armas and Miriam will be buried in cemetery 1 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marksville, Louisiana near many of the Gremillion family. "SOLDIER REST! THY WARFARE O'ER, DREAM OF FIGHTING FIELDS NO MORE: SLEEP THE SLEEP THAT KNOWS NOT BREAKING, MORN OF TOIL, NOR NIGHT OF WAKING." Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2013