Charles J. “C.J.” Benoit

Published 4:52 pm Monday, May 21, 2018


Charles J. “C.J.” Benoit, 93, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 21, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Cody Hogden, of First Baptist Church and Reverend Don Sheffield, of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Franklin, Louisiana, on October 15, 1924, he was the son of Wallace Benoit and Jeanne Molaison Benoit.  Charles proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. as a Staff Sergeant during WWII. He worked as an Operator for DuPont Sabine River Works for 37 loyal years. Charles started his mornings having coffee with his friends at Cormier Oilfield Supply and spent time volunteering at the Orangefield Museum and Thrift and Gift Shop. Charles enjoyed woodworking in his shop and gardening, especially vegetables. He followed the Orangefield Bobcats sports and was a longtime season ticket holder. Charles loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Myrtle Duhon Benoit; son, Randy Benoit; and his siblings, “Blackie” Benoit, Rose Benoit, and Dell James.

Charles is survived by his son, Terry Benoit and wife Debbie, of Orange; daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Benoit, wife of the late Randy Benoit, of Orange; grandchildren, Kirk, Christy, Kellie, David, and Travis; great-grandchildren, Randi Elizabeth, Jordan, Kirkland, Julian, Brooke, Colt, and Kennadee; and his great-great-grandchild, Cameron.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Cormier, Jesse Freemont, Ron Hutchinson, David Fisher, Kirk Benoit, Colt Sheffield, and Patrick Sheffield.