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Rodney Earl Bellett, 76, Orange

Rodney Earl Bellett, 76, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 19, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Vivian, Louisiana, on January 15, 1947, he was the son of James Chester Bellett and Marie (Sexton) Bellett. Rodney proudly served in the United States Navy. After serving he worked at LANXESS as a maintance tech for many years. When Rodney was young, he and his dad enjoyed going shrimping. Rodney often collected varies coins when he could. He was a member of Mason 32nd Degree Shriner. Rodney loved hunting. He went every year for several weeks at a time. He was a part of the lease police to make sure everyone was following the rules. The deer lease was his happy place and normally that is where you could find him. When Rodney was not hunting, he enjoyed going fishing and relaxing in the sun. Rodney was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed by everyone who loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Marie Bellett; brother, James Bellett, and sisters, Linda Greene and Joyce Tinsley. He is survived by his loving wife, Paulette Bellett; sons, Jeff Bellett and wife Page, and Paul Bellett and wife Rachel; grandchildren, Ashli Bellett, Brody Bellett and wife Lauren, Ciara Anderson, Riley Anderson, Hunter Smart, and Coy Smart; great-grandchildren, Bently Byerly, Easton Marks, Brynlee Bellett, Byler Bellett, Wade Shelton, and Logan Smart; as well as other loving family and friends. Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.


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