Clovis James Dumesnil, 92, of Bridge City, passed away Aug. 31, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
C.J., as he was called, was born on July 8, 1923, in Franklin, La., to Mary Naquin Mendoza and Felix Dumesnil. C.J. was a World War II veteran and served in the Philippines. He worked at Levingston Shipbuilding Company for 42 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to French music, and eating French food. C.J. was devoted to his faith and dedicated to St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. C.J. was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.
C.J. is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen, who he was married to for 61 years; sister, Mary Patillo Prince and brother, Cyrus Dumesnil.
He is survived by his daughters, Virginia Buchman and husband Larry, of Boerne, and Gloria Dumesnil, of Orange; sons, Jimmy Dumesnil and wife Cindy, of Mauriceville and Bruce Dumesnil and wife Cindy, of LaPorte; sister, Joyce Domas, of Orange; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, with a Rosary at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 3, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Sinclair Oubre. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that each person take a moment out of their day and perform a random act of kindness.