|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Monday, August 26, 2019 - 02:20 pm: Edit|
Kenneth Paul McLellan, 84, of Beaumont, passed on Monday, October 15, 2018, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on October 25, 1933, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Hazel McAllister McLellan and William McLellan, and has been a resident of Beaumont since 1979.
He married Sally Virginia Wheeler in 1960, who followed him through years of military service. He retired in 1979 after twenty-six years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer (W-4). During his military career he was a Special Agent, Office of Special Investigations, USAF, and later a Criminal Investigator and Polygram Examiner with the Criminal Investigations Command, USA. He held a B.S., Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska and a M.S., Criminal Justice from Troy State University, in Alabama. In 1979, he accepted a position as Security Director with The Fair Stores until 1989 when he went into the private investigations business until retirement from full time employment in 1997. He continued as a private investigator, part time, into 2012.
He and his wife, Sally, were members of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church since inception at Kelly High School in 1979.
Survivors include his daughter, Christine Orchid of Beaumont; son, Micheal and his wife, Cristy, of North Carolina; grandchildren, Callie Taylor of Washington, D.C., Cody McLellan of North Carolina, and Zachary McLellan of North Carolina; great-grandson, Malachi Taylor; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gloria McLellan of Massachusetts, Sandy Mesner of Michigan, Jim and Carolyn Wheeler of Colorado, Cynthia Steplar of Massachusetts, and Bob and Lois Burrage of Massachusetts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Sally (2011); son, Wayne (2010); brother, William (2005); mother, Hazel (1995) and father, William (1953).
A Memorial Mass for Mr. McLellan will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2018, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. A family committal was held at Broussardís Crematorium, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Boulevard, Suite 320, Austin, Texas 78759; the American Cancer Society, 4 Bayou Brandt Drive, Suite B, Beaumont, Texas 77706; or to an organization of your choice.
|By C. E. Martin (Cemartin) on Monday, August 26, 2019 - 11:30 am: Edit|
I served with Ken at Ft Benning in the late 70's. He was a great man and an excellent polygraph examiner. We had a lot of fun together. HE will be missed.
|By Albert C. Price (Alprice) on Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:17 pm: Edit|
Received a call today, from Christine Orchid, Ken's daughter, that we lost another great friend in October 2018. Ken was a good longtime (since the mid 60's) fiend. Ken was a former OSI Agent and transfer to CID. Christine can be contacted at 1-713-412-0804. Christine gave OK for posting her name and number. Sorry for late posting. I just found out. We will see Ken and other agents that have gone before us at the CID lounge.