Renald Faulk, 78, of Shoreacres, Texas, passed away suddenly on August 5th, 2023.
Renald was born on October 4th, 1944 to Burton Faulk and Anna Faulk in Crowley, Louisiana.
After graduating from La Porte High School in 1962, Ren went on to attend Art School at San Jacinto Junior College. Later, he went on to work at Du Pont in La Porte. Although he was technically considered an Operator, he found his true calling in the Paint Department. His talent could be seen on the facades of the buildings, on the roll-up doors, and even on the sides of the large industrial tanks lining Hwy 225. He retired after 25 years with the company.
Ren met the love of his life, Linda, while enjoying one of their favorite shared past times - bowling. They went on to marry and have two children, Tammie and Cindy. They were married for 54 years prior to Linda's passing, and were a shining example of what marriage should be.
He was drafted into the United States Army and served time in Korea, most notably driving tanks.
His hobbies were designing and building elaborate railroad layouts, painting, and building numerous models. He was even generous enough to build models for others as gifts.
Ren was a man of God and his faith was a large part of his life. He spent many years as a member of the First United Methodist Church of La Porte and served the Church in various ways, including maintaining the grounds, doing general maintenance, and beautification of the church building. Recently, he began attending services at La Porte Community Church and found another home there; though he never lost his love for - or broke ties with - the Methodist Church.
At breakfast time you could find him at the Waffle House in La Porte, where he enjoyed both the food and the company. He even had a sandwich named after him!
Ren was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Anna Faulk; his wife, Linda; and his sister, Burtine Higgins. He is survived by his daughter, Tammie Hicks, and long-time boyfriend Darryl Smith; his daughter, Cindy Webster, and son-in-law, Dale Webster; granddaughter, Bailey Sanchez, her husband, Jesus Sanchez, and great grandson, Connor Sanchez; grandson, Noah Webster; nephew, Douglas Higgins, and his wife Ana Higgins, great niece, Luna Higgins; and nephew, Robert Higgins.
Respecting Ren's wishes, he will be cremated and no formal services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of La Porte and La Porte Community Church. He will forever be greatly missed and deeply loved.
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