Elton Etoile Truss
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Elton Etoile Truss
  • October 10, 1936 - August 13, 2017
  • Beaumont, Texas

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Elton "Slim" Etoile Truss, 80, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday August 13, 2017. Elton was born in Bronson, Texas on October 10, 1936 to his parents Robert Elmore Truss and Pinkie Inez Laurence Truss who preceded him in death. Upon coming to Beaumont at the age of 17 years old, he worked for Bell Oil to later to become a freight delivery driver for Red Ball, Lee Way, and Yellow Freight. Slim was a well respected rancher who loved tending his cattle and horses and having all his grandchildren working alongside their Paw Paw Elton. He was known to never meet a stranger and was always willing to extend a helping hand to anyone in need. After retirement he also enjoyed his loyal poodle companion "Doodle" Missy. He was preceded in death by two sisters; LaVerne Harvey, Eloise Morris, and one brother; Elray Truss.
He is survived by his loving wife of forty years; Judith "Judy" E. Truss of Beaumont, son; Elton Randall Truss and wife Velma of Beaumont, daughters; Ronda Gates and husband Bobby of Woodville, Roxann LeBoeuf and husband Richard of Nederland, nine grandchildren; Wayne Bozeman, Leeza Truss, Elizabeth Truss, SGT Robert Marks, Jr. US Army, SSG Joseph Marks US Army, Jonathan Truss-Hall, William LeBouef, Blas Truss, Sarah LeBoeuf, and fourteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 15, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.