Jack Emmitt Pelloat, 87, of Nederland, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Jack was a special person, so giving and caring, and he will be missed forever, fondly remembered, but never forgotten.
Jack was born on July 17, 1935, in Nederland, Texas to Lizzie Bell Lee Pelloat and Hypolite Paul Pelloat. He attended Nederland High School and Lamar Institute of Technology, becoming a machinist where he worked for U.N.O.C.A.L for over 31 years until earning his retirement. Jack was an avid runner, competing in marathons throughout Texas and around the country. Even at the age of 87, he was still walking six to seven miles per day. Jack was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Nederland, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Nederland, and he enjoyed taking pictures of the high school sporting events, games, church activities, Pompano Club dances, and other social events he attended. He always had a camera in hand, taking thousands of pictures just so he could give them away and make people smile. As times changed, he learned to put the pictures on flash drives or C.D. 's and send them to the high school journalism department or to the principal’s secretary to post them on facebook or hand out to students. At pep rallies, he was there taking pictures of students and passing out pictures to parents in the stands. Jack loved being around people. He loved his family, friends, co-workers, and people around the community. He loved the town of Nederland, TX. It was where he grew up, put down roots, raised a family, and established a rich, full life of love, memories, milestones, and happiness. I can only hope he is watching all his friends and family gathering here to celebrate his life, and smiling ear to ear with his heavenly friends and family members who must be surrounding him with love and rejoicing his homecoming.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-five years, Barbara Sue Pelloat of Nederland, TX; daughters, Sheila Kay Garcia and husband Rudy Garcia of Round Rock, TX, and Vicki Danielle Black and husband James Black of Rotonda West, Florida; brother, James Pelloat, of Texas; grandchildren, Trenton Joel Garcia and wife Dr. Alexis Garcia of Lexington, KY, Ryan Tyler Garcia and fiancee Holly Roper of Georgetown, TX, Deacon Jackson Barfield of Austin, TX, Donovan Caleb Barfield of Nederland, TX, Carrington Avari Barfield and fiancee Jordan Frank of Pflugerville, TX; Mason Black, Madi Black, and great-grandchild, Jamie McDougal, of Beaumont, TX.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Friday December 2, 2022, at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 11:A.M. at Melancon’s Funeral Home with burial to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, TX.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Donovan Barfield, James Black, Jordan Frank, Rudy Garcia, Ryan Garcia and David Merrell.