Richard Jerrel Hallums, 40, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020.
He was born in Port Arthur, TX on February 20, 1980 to Jerry Hallums and Donna Hallums.
Richard was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas. His family knew from day one that he marched to the beat of a different drummer. He was a very tough man and was afraid of nothing, but underneath the tough exterior was a kind heart, and he was always willing to help a friend in need. He was a great cook, and he loved seeing the faces of others as they enjoyed whatever he prepared, especially if it was crawfish or his well-known salsa. Although, at times, his life was not easy, and he suffered terribly with many health problems, he was a bright light in the lives of all who knew him. Richard valued the time he spent with his children, niece, and nephews, and he tried his best to be a good father and uncle. He loved to be outdoors, fishing or hunting whenever he could, and loved watching NFL football especially supporting his team, the Houston Texans. Richard spent much of his adult career as a commercial painter, and even donated his time toward renovations at the Methodist church he loved so much, in his home town of Sour Lake, with skills he learned from his father.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Jerry and Donna Hallums; sons, Zachary Dylan Hallums and Brock Ethan Hallums; daughter, Julianna Elaina Hallums; brother, Darren Paul Hallums and wife Nicole of Carl Junction, MO; nephews Slader Laine Hallums and Deklon Brady Hallums, and niece Aspen Faith Hallums all of Carl Junction, MO, as well as numerous friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Clark, Bruce Varnado, Corey Godfrey, Carey Commander, Mark Blanton, and David Bell.
To remember Richard's life, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Lumberton Family Funeral Home, 766 S. Main St, Lumberton, TX 77657. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00am at First United Methodist Church of Kountze, 1015 S Pine St, Kountze, TX 77625 with internment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, TX.
In lieu of flowers the family would like you to make donations to the First United Methodist Church of Kountze or the American Diabetes Association in honor of Richard's life.
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