Condolence & Memory Journal


a very respectable man, liked by all who knew him.

Posted by bertie Allison - Beaumont, TX   April 21, 2015


Posted by Pat Jacobs-Scalf - Port Neches   April 09, 2015

A true gentleman, Christian, and friend... We will miss him, but cherish our memories for now. Cecil impacted my life in many ways... Thank you Cecil for the many you helped along in their journies. Benny Thomas

Posted by Benny Thomas - Sour Lake, TX   April 06, 2015


Prayers for the family.

Posted by Shirley Williams-Musgrove - Lake Charles, LA   April 03, 2015

Everything Cecil did was well done. Be at peace, Cecil.

Posted by Jim Stokes - Victoria, TX   April 03, 2015

He was the best grandfather a girl could ask for. I love you and miss you tremendously.

Posted by Marianne Wiggins - Beaumont   April 03, 2015

What a fine gentleman! I worked with Cecil at Neches Butane for many years, beginning in 1957 when I was 19. When I learned that he had some beautiful daughters, I remember asking his permission to date them. Cecil didn't give his OK until he had given me a stern warning about their safety. Cecil and I left NBP to pursue other endeavors and met at various functions over the years. He seemed never to change. Always the warm and caring gentleman. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Posted by Don Jacobs - Beaumont, TX   April 02, 2015

My deepest sympathy to Cecil's family.

What a wonderful leader and terrific man. He was my sponsor for membership in the Beaumont Founders Lion's Club, and was always there for me with good advise.

After a long successful life, he will be missed!

Posted by Linda Robinson, Retired County Treasurer - Beaumont, TX   April 02, 2015

Cele- Paul and I are thinking of you and the family with Love and Prayers. Michele

Posted by Paul and Michele - Port Arthur, TX   April 02, 2015

I knew Mr. Holstead from jury duty summonses. He was a complete gentle man and I always enjoyed our conversations. One day he invited me to have lunch with him -- one of my best memories. I wish I'd known him better. May he rest in peace and rise in glory

Posted by howell gwin jr - beaumont, TX   April 02, 2015

Such a quiet good friend, I have known Cecil for many years, most recently at the Dairy Queen afternoon coffee klatch. Bless your family and you will missed greatly around the coffee pot.

Posted by Steve Chatelain - Nederland, TX   April 01, 2015

A good man who will be missed greatly. He is in a better place.

Posted by Joyce Ewing - Port Neches, TX   April 01, 2015

I have fond memories of Cecil at breakfast on Fridays; he was always so cheerful and full of fun. I will miss his presence,but he will be there in spirit for all of us. God bless his family.

Posted by Elaine Edmonds - nederland, TX   April 01, 2015

My dad (Clyde Baker )was born in Choudrant,La and was very close friends with Thelbert Holstead (not sure how they are kin). May GOD be with your family and we all know he lived a wonderful life

Posted by Duane and Sandra Baker - Buna, TX   April 01, 2015

So sorry to learn of Cecil's passing. He was a good friend for such a long time and I miss him. Pray that he rest in peace.

Posted by Calise Blanchard - Arlington, TX   April 01, 2015

On behalf of my uncle, Rivers Eskind, my son and myself, sincere condolences in your great loss. He was a very kind and loving person. Keep your memories close to your hearts. The Eskind and Hollier Families.

Posted by Dianne Thompson Hollier - Magnolia, TX   April 01, 2015

He was a wonderful person.May GOD BLESSED THE HOLSTEADS FAMILY!

Posted by Jimmy DeRouen - Port Arthur, TX   April 01, 2015

I have known Cecil and Katie and the girls every since I was a young boy and I want to tell them all that I am very sorry for their loss. I know that he is is God's Arms tonight and also with his Sweet Katie and Jo Beth.

Posted by Dick Stockton - Nederland, TX   April 01, 2015

Papa, you are so dear and so dearly beloved. As you look down on us during the day, please intercede for us and help to guide us in the right direction to Jesus. I love you, Marie

Posted by Marie Redding - Port Arthur, TX   April 01, 2015