Bill Kattawar

April 01, 1949 - September 06, 2019

Bill Kattawar

William “Bill” Kattawar, 70, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 6, 2019. He was born on April 1, 1949, to Stella "Jackie" Thompson Kattawar and William George Kattawar, in Beaumont. Bill retired as a lab tech from ExxonMobil, in 1999. After his retirement from ExxonMobil, Bill went to work at Broussard’s Mortuary, where he spent the last fifteen years serving families and our community.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Kattawar; sons, Christopher Kattawar and his fiancée, Taylor Krickl, of Smithfield, Rhode Island and Michael Kattawar and his wife, Elaine, of Montgomery, Alabama; grandchildren, Maxwell Kattawar and Hayes Kattawar; sisters, Barbara Otto and Veronica Book and her husband, Guy, both of Beaumont; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William George “Bill” Kattawar and Jackie Kattawar.

A gathering of Mr. Kattawar’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Trisagion at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019, at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 690 North 15th Street, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 690 North 15th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702 or to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
690 N. 15th Beaumont, TX 77702
Thursday, September 12, 2019
10:00 a.m.
St. Michaels Cemetery
Beaumont Beaumont, TX 77701

Comments (18)

  • Gary A Gorsich

    30 September 2019 at 05:12 | #

    Please accept my belated condolences and prayers. I don't know how I missed this . I knew and worked with Bill for many years at the refinery. He was a great guy.


  • Zohreh Daly

    14 September 2019 at 12:15 | #

    Deborah, my sweet godmother, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband, Bill. I don't really have the right words to say as I cannot imagine what this loss is like but I hope you can find comfort in our faith and that we can all see what a devoted and loving wife you are. And sometimes, the depth of our grief, as painful as it is, can also indicate the depth of our love. May his memory be eternal , Zohreh


  • chuck Gradney

    13 September 2019 at 18:43 | #

    I worked with Bill for several years. In fact Bill trained me at Broussard's. We all will miss Bill. God's speed.


  • Kimberly Allen Wolfford

    13 September 2019 at 16:59 | #

    Billy’s Daddy- Bill, and my maternal Grandfather - Wilford, were brothers. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and the peace of loving memories in the days ahead.


  • Kathryn Malley Hinojosa

    12 September 2019 at 14:41 | #

    My Prayers for the Family of Bill. I remember him from Beaumont High School where he played the clarinet and very serious about his love for music. Bill was in the same class year of my older brother, Carlo Malley, Jr. They are both in Heaven talking about old times. Would see Bill when I attended funerals at Broussard's and know that he will be truly missed by all. Barbara, I did not know Bill was your brother and I want you to know I'm truly sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers to is wife, sons, and Grandchildren and the other of Bill's Family members. Kathryn Malley Hinojosa.


  • Frank Hodges

    12 September 2019 at 01:54 | #

    Bill was a genuine character. I worked with him at Broussard and enjoyed talking with him hearing him grumble about people. He will be missed.


  • John & Fern Savoy

    11 September 2019 at 21:31 | #

    We will keep you all in our prayers.


  • Nicky Edd

    11 September 2019 at 21:21 | #

    Veronica: I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I extend my condolences to you and the rest of the family. Nicky Edd


  • Ellen Baber

    11 September 2019 at 20:53 | #

    Bill was definitely one of a kind. He always had some hilarious stories to tell and always had advice for you. I had the honor to work with him for many years and to call him friend. He will be missed so much.


  • Fr. Dan Daly

    11 September 2019 at 18:46 | #

    My sincere sympathy to his family. May his memory be eternal.


  • Brandi Sullivan

    10 September 2019 at 21:02 | #

    It was never a dull day working with Mr. Bill. He had the wildest stories and offered solid advice when you needed it. He will be missed greatly.


  • Charles Smith

    10 September 2019 at 16:34 | #

    I highly respected Bill because he was straight forward, there was no guessing as to what he was saying. Bill Kattawar was his own man and not many of us can say that. .


  • Ethel and Chuck Prater

    09 September 2019 at 21:56 | #

    Deborah and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God grant each of you strength now and the days ahead.
    We are thankful to be a part of your extended family.
    With our love..


  • Ronnie Moses

    09 September 2019 at 21:22 | #

    Sorry to hear about Billy, we grew up on the same block of Victoria st. right across the street from Ogden School......we had some fun times back then as youngsters.......I’ll miss seeing Billy at Broussard’s sitting at the desk as you walk in the door...
    Our Prayers go out to his family........we will miss you my friend, may you rest in Peace in God’s House..
    Ronnie & Mary Moses.....


  • Bill Dyson

    09 September 2019 at 18:59 | #

    My friendship began with Bill somewhere in the 60’s at David Crocket Jr Hi.....gonna miss ya buddy...... will see on the other side......special prayers for his family.


  • James Callas

    08 September 2019 at 14:54 | #

    I can't believe it, Billy Kattawar another Classmate of 67 BHS has passed.. Just last week Dan Nunez.. Billy and I were Altar Boys at St. Micheals and had many conversations about life and girls in our youth. We both enjoyed working on cars and Billy first taught me about Vacuum gauges and what you can tell about your engine. I always liked Billy and I will miss him.



    08 September 2019 at 12:33 | #



  • Bessie Brown

    08 September 2019 at 02:45 | #

    Prayers for him and family.


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