Oreste “Pee Wee” Courville, age 89, of Orange, Texas, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 PM, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, on Monday, January 16, 2023. Rite of Committal will immediately follow, at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation of family and friends will be held prior to Mass, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, at St. Francis of Assisi. Arrangements were made under the care of Dorman Funeral Home
Oreste was born on Monday, June 19, 1933, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to Augustine and Aimee (Carriere) Courville. On June 20, 1951, Oreste entered in to active military duty with the United States Air Force and later received an Honorable discharge. Oreste married the love of his life Georgie (Begnaud) on June 27, 1953. Oreste was a devout Catholic and member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He was a man of order, who believed in hard work, which could easily be seen in his immaculate lawn. Oreste was a soft spoken man, who always had a contagious smile, and was noted for being a sharp dresser. During the fall season, Oreste could be found cheering for his Dallas Cowboys. In his early years he enjoyed time on the river, during the summer with family and friends. Oreste was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Preceding Oreste in death are his parents, Augustine and Aimee Courville and his brother Louis Courville.
Oreste is survived by his wife of 69 years Georgie Courville , his son, Wayne Courville and wife, Sandra; daughters, Donna Menard and husband, Guy, and Stacey Ebarb and husband, Phillip; grandchildren, Allison and Jackie Carter, Ashley Haynes, Amber and Tyler Dupree, Aaron and Alysha Trahan, Mercedes and Aaron Lemoine, Aimee and Dave Myers, Nathan and Corrie Courville, Lyvia Ebarb, Justin and Nicole Menard, Jenny and Kris Daigle, James Cooksey, Coy and Jen Cooksey; great-grandchildren, Landen, Brodey, Aidan, and Remy Carter, Greyson, Major, and Jack Dupree, Crew and Banks Trahan, Leo, Jaycee, and Kannon Courville, Hudson and Mila Lemoine, Moody Haynes Bilbrey, Taylor, Ashli, Ava, and Ellison Myers, Kaleb and Kadance Menard, Allie Traxler and Nora, Kristopher and Hank Daigle, Ashlton and Koby Cooksey; great-great-grandchildren, Kikue Conkel Myers.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made, on behalf of Oreste Courville, to Professional Health Care Home Health and Hospice 4347 Crow Rd Beaumont, TX 77706; (409)212-0205.