About Bruce Clark Phenix, Jr.
Bruce Clarke Phenix 1917 - 2003
Col. Bruce Clarke Phenix, Jr., 85, of Beaumont died December 14, 2003 at Dubuis Hospital in Port Arthur. A native of Lorriane, Texas and resident of Beaumont since 1946, Col. Phenix retired from the United States Army and was a chemical engineer with Mobil Oil. He participated in the Normandy invasion during World War II and graduated in 1939 from Texas A&M as a 2nd Lieutenant.
For over fifty years, Col Phenix sang with the First Baptist Church choir. He also enjoyed tennis and touring nursing homes and retirement centers to sing.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Clyda Haddock Phenix of Beaumont; sons, Rodney Clyde Phenix and his wife Joy of Edingburg and Kenneth Clarke Phenix and his wife Julana of Pinewood; daughter, Karen Ruth Phenix Mayo and her husband Terry of Houston; grandchildren, Rachel Anne Phenix Rollins and her husband Mike, Brien Justin Phenix and his wife Lucila, Kathryn Lynne Mayo Meyer and her husband Rex, 1st Lt. USMC Matthew Bryan Mayo and his wife April, Lauren Renee Phenix, Andrew Ross Phenix, Emily Alyce Phenix, and Eric Maxwell Phenix; and great grandchildren, Slade Brooks Rollins, Joshua Garrett Meyer, Molly Katelyn Meyer, and Blake James Phenix. His brother, James Newton Phenix, preceded him in death.