Kelly Vaughn Fight

November 05, 1956, June 30, 2019

Kelly Fight

Kelly Vaughn Fight, 62, of Port Arthur, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, surrounded by his loving friends, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont after a lengthy battle with liver cancer. He was born November 5, 1956, in Muncie, Indiana, to Margaret J. Fight and Wilbur A. Fight.

Kelly was a beloved friend to many and will be sorely missed by his countless friends and family. He was an avid fisherman and spent time on the fishing tournament circuit many years ago. He won several professional fishing tournaments, and even until his death, could be found on the local levees fishing. He was often seen at Larry’s French Market doing what he loved so much with his late wife, Bev, and that was dancing. You could also find Kelly, almost every day, eating with his friends at his favorite restaurant, The Rodair House, where a number of his mounted bass hang on display. Kelly was a relentless poker player and met many of his numerous friends through his love of playing. These things were just a part of what made Kelly who he was. He was a fierce friend and you could count on him if you were ever in need. He was and always will be loved but will never be forgotten.

Survivors include his sister, Kendra Shellabarger; brother, Kevan Fight; step-children, Ronald Sonnier, Jr. and his wife, Kim; Dana Read and her husband, Tracy; grandchildren, Heather Taylor; Trace Read; Ronald Dale Sonnier, III; and Shelby Sonnier; two great-granddaughters; and his faithful friends, Russell Hebert and his wife, Betty.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Wilbur Fight; and wife, Beverly Maria Fabre Fight.

A gathering of Mr. Fight’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, at Broussard’s, Nederland. His entombment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. A celebration of his life will be held at The Rodair Roadhouse, Port Arthur, directly after his entombment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Circle of Hope, 1602 Avenue B, Nederland, Texas 77627.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, July 04, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Friday, July 05, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park-Port Neches
618 Block Street Port Neches, Texas 77651

Comments (4)

  • Jeanine Reynolds Green

    04 July 2019 at 13:44 | #

    Fond and loving memories. My thoughts and prayers are with Kendra and Kevin.


  • Gary Kramer

    03 July 2019 at 00:38 | #

    Met Kelly and Bev when we were fishing in The Beaumont BASS Anglers Club. We became friends outside fishing and remained such. He was a great friend and I miss them both.


  • Anne Bennett

    02 July 2019 at 19:00 | #

    Kelly is my nephew. He was always a very sweet & kind guy. I just wish I could be there to help celebrate his life. He was gone way too soon but now he is with Bev & his parents. RIP Kelly. You will be missed & you are loved. ❤️


  • Sharon Roberts

    02 July 2019 at 09:51 | #

    I’m going to miss you Kelly. You fought a hard battle, but you are now back with the love of your life and dancing partner! You’ll always be in my heart.


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