Steveo Barbre

July 20, 1940, December 05, 2018

Steveo Barbre

Steveo Barbre, Jr., 78, of Buna, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He was born on July 20, 1940, to Mary and Steve Barbre, in Wiergate, Texas.

Steveo was born in Wiergate, TX, but soon moved to Nichols Creek where he resided for most of his life.  He graduated from Deweyville High School in 1959. He began working on pipelines in 1961 and worked for 39 years as a pipefitter.

He married Brenda, his wife of 35 years, in 1983 and began his role as a father.  Over the next several years, those little blonde headed girls, as he called them, became his own.  Steveo put his family first and always worked hard to provide for them. Though some only knew his gruff exterior, he told his family often how much he loved them.  His girls feel that they could not have been blessed with a better dad.  In fact, he is even more special to them because he chose them.  

When he became a grandfather, his rough and tough traits slowly began to disappear.  The three grandsons melted them away and stole his heart completely.   They were his whole world.  In fact, the desire to be an example to Brett was one of the driving forces for Steveo to begin doing something he said he had known for quite some time he needed to do- get his life right with God.  He began attending worship with the family when Brett was old enough to ask why PawPaw wasn’t going.  He obeyed the gospel soon after.  He was very joyful to be a Christian.  He would tell his friends how God had changed his life.  

In his later years, Steveo loved to sit under his carport and watch his cows.  He loved having coffee with friends.  Anyone who knew Steveo knew he was a great storyteller and loved to visit!  We will all miss his stories.                      .  

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Barbre; daughters, Amber Conner and her husband, Curtis, of Spurger; Mindy Marse and her husband, Joey, of Buna; grandsons, Brett Bussell, Dylan Conner, and Toby Marse; brothers, Alfred Barbre and Edward “Joe Boy” Barbre; and sisters, Lorraine Nichols and Juanita Banse.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl Barbre and Ellis “Buddy” Barbre; and sisters, Bernice “Betty” Kelly and Gladys Nixon. 

A gathering of Mr. Barbre’s family and friends will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2018, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee, with his funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. His interment will follow at Sudduth Bluff Cemetery, Buna.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sudduth Bluff Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 81, Buna, TX 77612.

Video

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Friday, December 07, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Friday, December 07, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Interment
Sudduth Bluff Cemetery
CR 4122, Buna, Texas 77612

Comments (13)

  • Sandy Gammon

    09 December 2018 at 22:37 | #

    The third fishman is home. Daddy’s rolling the stink bait, Vernon’s getting the lines ready and now Steveo’s there to tell them how to do it “the right” way. My prayers are with you Brenda.

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  • Mike and Terri Brown

    07 December 2018 at 16:47 | #

    Guess I can't ever remember a time that I didn't know Steveo Barbre. He was friends with most of my family members, He used to hunt deer with my Uncle Warren and talked cattle with dad. When my own dad was sick; Steveo was faithful to check in on him and always volunteered his help if we needed him. Steveo was a true friend. When anyone mentioned Steveo in conversation, I automatically knew who they were talking about. He was one of kind. Like others had said before; Steveo loved Miss Brenda and not only loved her; he respected her and expected others to respect her too. Steveo was a man's man; a hard worker, tough on the outside with a tender heart on the inside for those who'd been hurt and down on their luck. You will be missed by many Steveo...We'll miss that grin, that laugh and yes, even all of that advice you so freely gave.
    Mike Brown

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  • DANA LADNER

    07 December 2018 at 13:31 | #

    Mrs. Barbre and Brett,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Steveo really made an impact on my kids, especially my Brett. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Herman, Dana, Brett and Haylee Ladner

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  • Jacqueline Cooper Authement

    07 December 2018 at 05:30 | #

    Our families used to hang out together when I was a little girl. I can remember the adults playing dominoes while we swam jn the river. My dad Jack was good friends with the family. I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Jackie Cooper Authement

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  • Powell & Kasey Nicholson

    07 December 2018 at 02:41 | #

    Though we did not know the man, we know the young men he loved and mentored. If they are a reflection of him then the world is a bit sadder place without him. May he Rest In Peace. Are prayers and thoughts

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  • Keith & Diane Bellamy

    07 December 2018 at 01:33 | #

    Our very sincere sympathy to the entire family. May God give you grace and mercy.

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  • Stevie Nichols

    07 December 2018 at 01:19 | #

    Uncle Steveo,
    I will miss you dearly. The love of his life was my aunt Brenda. He often told me without her he would not have anything. Uncle Steveo and I did not always see eye to eye when I was young, headstrong, and hot tempered (maybe just maybe we were on the same page.) But we both grew to love each other and soften our rough exteriors. I have more stories than I can write down. It would be a large book. Years ago, he would take all his nephews fishing on the river. He would tell us “get ready boys y’all can mop up some catfish.” Years ago, before the deer dogs were outlawed, we would all load up and stay gone hunting all day in the woods. It would be Uncle Steveo, Uncle Joeboy, and my daddy running them dogs all day. All the nephews would steal some coffee out of Uncle Steveos thermos trying to be just big as him. Later in life he was very influential in leading my son to join local 798. He would call me several times a week and we would talk about cows and family. We would talk about whatever job Brett and Kolton where on. One thing about Uncle Steveo you did not have to guess what was on his mind. He used to call us Punks. This punk is going to miss my Ole Rough Uncle Steveo.
    Love,
    Stevie Nichols

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  • Lainey Bean Cooper

    06 December 2018 at 23:30 | #

    SteveO was one of those people you carry in your heart forever. Prayers for all his family.

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  • Faye Hippler Bowers

    06 December 2018 at 21:37 | #

    From our younger days, Steveo was a joy to be around and everyone enjoyed him. May God bless you all with peace and comfort for having had him in your lives.

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  • Donna and Randy Callahan

    06 December 2018 at 21:28 | #

    Prayers going out to the family .Stevo was loved by many people and will forever be missed . I can’t imagine how life will be back in my small community without him , he was a mentor to so many . He knew he was loved !

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  • Prather Family

    06 December 2018 at 21:16 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Stevo was a wonderful man.
    We known how much he will be missed.
    Love,hugs and prayers.
    The Prather family

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  • Linda Pickering

    06 December 2018 at 13:50 | #

    My heart and prayers are with you this day.

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  • Harold & Judy Isaacs

    06 December 2018 at 04:18 | #

    Our love, prayers and thoughts are with Brenda and all the family. May God grant an extra measure of HIS love, peace, comfort and strength at this sad time in your lives. We love ❤️ you all

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