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Brother Isidore J. "Pete" Lamothe, III, a lifelong East Texan and 45-year Eastman Chemical Company employee and civic leader, departed this earthly life on December 26, 2020. He was born in Longview, Texas on April 5, 1951 to Mrs. Grace C. Lamothe and the late Dr. I. J. Lamothe, Jr. (Izzy).

Pictured above: The Lamothe family (circa 1957).

After growing up in Marshall and graduating from Marshall High School, he enrolled in Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and received his BA degree in Business Administration and Accounting in 1973. During his tenure at Morehouse, he was initiated into the Alpha Rho Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated -- in which he was recently recognized by the organization as a 50-year member.

Pictured above: The Brothers of Alpha Rho Chapter at the legendary frat house on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia (circa 1971-72).

Since beginning his Eastman career in June 1975, Pete had always been involved in both company and community activities supporting youth education and career development focused primary on the technical workforce opportunities available throughout the East Texas area. As the Learning Services Manager for Texas Operations, Brother Lamothe was responsible for the site’s manufacturing, professional development, and leadership training. He also held responsibility for workforce development at the site which includes educational partnerships with area school districts and community and technical colleges, and maintained community relations responsibilities on behalf of Eastman throughout East Texas.

Pictured above: Fellow Alpha Phi Alpha Brother Hill Harper with Brother Lamothe.

During his professional career, he served as member and past president, American Apprenticeship Round Table; member and Past Chairman, Workforce Solutions of East Texas Board; member and Past Chairman, Kilgore College Process Technology Advisory Committee; member, Kilgore College Industrial Maintenance Technology Advisory Committee; member, TSTC-Marshall Process Technology Advisory Committee; and member and Past President, Mu Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Pictured above: The Brothers of Mu Rho Lambda Chapter on Founders' Day 2015.

Additionally, Brother Lamothe served on the Texas Council of Alpha Chapters as Area 3 Director; member and Past President, Longview Museum of Fine Arts Board of Directors and as a member of the LMF Advisory Board; member and Past President, Leadership Longview Board of Directors; past member, Longview Partnership Board of Directors; founder and Past Chairman of the East Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering; member, G.L.O.B.E. Board of Directors; member, American Society for Training and Development; member, International Society for Performance Improvement; United Way Volunteer; past Junior Achievement Volunteer; and Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout and former Troop 287 Scoutmaster.

Pictured above: Brother Pete Lamothe with his wife Mrs. Glenda Zehner (Kitty) Lamothe.

A memorial service for Brother Lamothe will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in Longview, Texas.


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