Paul Rush Craigen
Paul Rush Craigen
  • April 25, 1922 - October 24, 2017
  • Beaumont, Texas

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Paul Rush Craigen, 95, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Hamshire areas, passed away on Tuesday October 24, 2017 in Fannett. He was born on April 25, 1922 in Hamshire, Texas to his parents John Joseph Craigen and Lillie Bell Burrell Craigen who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of seventy-two years; Clara Craigen and his eight siblings. Mr. Craigen was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. He was a self-employed rice, crawfish, and cattle farmer. He was named as Pioneer Farmer of The Year. He enjoyed working and also repairing the farming equipment.
Mr. Craigen is survived by his son; James Craigen and wife Annetta of Fannett, daughter; Paulette Owens and husband Donald of Beaumont, son; Kyle Craigen and wife Beth of Fannett, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.