Buddy Johnson

August 21, 1938 - September 05, 2018

Buddy Johnson

M.S. “Buddy” Johnson, 80, of Winnie died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at home. The eldest of four children was born on August 21, 1938, to M.S. “Bud” and Winnie Baker Johnson of Ged, Louisiana.

Buddy retired as a regional superintendent for Gulf States Utilities/Entergy after forty years. He was a 1956 graduate of Vinton High School and graduated from McNeese State University in 1960 with a degree in Agribusiness. He served on the board of Trinity Bay Conservation District and coached the Golden Wheels, a wheelchair basketball team.

Buddy and wife, Judy, operated the Hometown Press in Winnie for twenty years.

Buddy is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Judy Toups Johnson; daughter, Paige Johnson Walker, of Richmond, Virginia; son, Kirk Hunter Johnson, of Beaumont; sister, Carla Johnson Henry and her husband, Michael “Mike” Henry, of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Sara Walker and Chad Walker, of Cary, North Carolina; and great-grandchild, Carter Blue.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Don “Toto” Johnson and John “John Boyd” Johnson.

Buddy was an avid fisherman and sports fan who never missed a McNeese game. He was a faithful member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, where he served as senior warden and other positions on the Vestry. Buddy’s warm smile and hugs reflected his loving heart.

He was well respected and influential in the lives of many, from church to the students he mentored as a substitute teacher at East Chambers High School.

The family wishes to thank all the caretakers who assisted Buddy during his illness.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4090 Delaware Street, Beaumont, officiated by The Reverend Steven M. Balke, Jr., and assisted by Reverend Keith Giblin. A gathering of family and friends will follow in Broce Hall at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4090 Delaware Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie, TX
134 Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Gathering of Family and Friends
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
4090 Delaware Street Beaumont Texas 77706
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Following service in Broce Hall
Memorial Service
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
4090 Delaware Street Beaumont Texas 77706
Saturday, September 08, 2018
11:30 a.m.

Comments (38)

  • Riley Kitchens

    11 September 2018 at 13:19 | #

    Buddy will be sadly missed by many. I was RC&D coordinator for SETX RC&D when Buddy came on the board. He was a great guy as you all know with a great heart to volunteer and do what was right 100% of the time. I regret hearing of his passing, but know he is in a better place now.


  • Joan Meeks

    10 September 2018 at 18:12 | #

    Thank you Buddy for all of your service to the Resource Conservation and Development Council. This is where I knew you from. Your dedication to your community and environment were always apparent when I talked with you during our annual meetings. Sending your family and loved ones prayers of condolences.


  • Richard ("Dickie") Lyons Sr

    10 September 2018 at 15:21 | #

    Buddy was a great guy; nice and good-hearted.


  • Sandy Stiles

    10 September 2018 at 12:23 | #

    A dear friend with loving memories. Love and prayers to Judy and all the family.


  • Jana Brunet

    10 September 2018 at 01:18 | #

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. I’ll always remember his big smiles and words of encouragement.
    Hoping that Happy and Loving memories bring you peace.

    Jana Brunet


  • NL

    09 September 2018 at 22:42 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Gene Harrington

    09 September 2018 at 13:42 | #

    Buddy was a friend and neighbor of mine. Every day my wife and I would walk our dog, we would stop at Buddy’s house a block away and inevitably talk McNeese football if we saw him outside. Buddy, you will be missed. RIP, my friend.


  • Emily Streeter and Brandon Streeter

    08 September 2018 at 16:17 | #

    We will always have fond memories of Buddy. He was an amazing substitute and never left us without teaching us something about life. He will truly be missed.


  • Mazie East

    08 September 2018 at 15:00 | #

    Judy, Donald and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend! You and Buddy have always been very dear to us. Please except our sympathies and prayers for your family. If we can be of any help, please call on us.


  • Mazie East

    08 September 2018 at 14:56 | #

    Judy, Donald and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend. Both of you are very dear to us and he will be greatly missed! You and your family are in our prayers. Please know you can count on us for any thing we can provide!


  • Tommye Hodges

    08 September 2018 at 13:42 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Buddy was a good Christian man and made this world a better place. Prayers for strength for you and family.


  • Terri Griffin

    08 September 2018 at 04:53 | #

    Sending my Prayers and Condolences to the entire family!!


  • Donna Lowery

    08 September 2018 at 01:27 | #

    I am so sorry. What a loss! May God hold you and your family in the palm of his hand


  • Steve and Lisa Franzen

    08 September 2018 at 01:06 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and the rest of the family.


  • Pat Cooley

    08 September 2018 at 00:32 | #

    The Mike Cooley family sends our condolences. Mike's dad and Mr. Johnson worked together at GSU. Praying for the family.


  • Trudy Kennedy

    07 September 2018 at 23:07 | #

    I didn’t know Buddy but I do know his sister Carla , She is a very special person , and from the shared texts he was also. My heart and prayers go out to the family. RIP Buddy


  • Charles & Bobbie Daniels

    07 September 2018 at 22:33 | #

    Judy my heart is breaking for you and your family,. I had no idea how bad off he was. Only met him a few times but he was so sweet and loved to talk,. I think he knew just about everybody. My prayers are with you. If you need anything call me anytime! Love you friend.


  • Kent & Jynelle Daigle

    07 September 2018 at 21:58 | #

    Our hearts are broken..............We will dearly miss our sweet and fun friend.


  • Debbie Porter

    07 September 2018 at 21:10 | #

    Judy, Buddy & I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Buddy. May the Lord reach down and comfort you and family during this trying time. Much love & hugs to you!


  • Norma and Hal Lambert

    07 September 2018 at 20:58 | #

    Out prayers and thoughts go out to Judy and the family. Buddy was such a good man. We can never repay y’all for being such good neighbors to our parents. He has truly gained his wings. God bless you Judy..


  • Sue Saunders Melancon

    07 September 2018 at 20:25 | #

    Judy- my time with you and Buddy was short, but I will never forget the twinkle in your eyes and the laughs you shared when you two talked about memories. I saw, first hand, the loving care you provided. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Richard DuPont

    07 September 2018 at 19:18 | #

    Oh Cuz, I'm so sorry! Wish I could expess words of comfort to you and the family. Buddy has found peace at the end of his journey. My love and condolences to all.


  • Michele Hall

    07 September 2018 at 18:51 | #

    One of the sweetest, nicest men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Buddy will be truly missed by his St. Stephen's family.


  • Kathy Smith

    07 September 2018 at 18:50 | #

    Judy I am Sorry to hear about Buddy.both of you were so good to me when I was in Winne and both of you will have a place in my heart.I will be praying for you and your family.


  • Eugene and Sandra Burrell

    07 September 2018 at 18:23 | #

    Buddy was such a class act. Always so friendly whenever we saw him. He will be missed.


  • KK Graff

    07 September 2018 at 18:05 | #

    God bless you Judy. Buddy fought a long hard battle. Life has not been kind to you and I this year, but we both know in our hearts, and for the love for our husbands, that they are not suffering anymore. My prayers our with you always....KK



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  • Barry Price

    07 September 2018 at 16:48 | #

    so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Johnson. i grew in house right behind him in Sulphur. We spent so much time at his house as neighborhood kids and friends of Kirk and Paige. During those days he was just like a 2nd Dad. He took us fishing,, to McNeese games and let us play around with his boat in the garage. So many great memories of him and Mrs. Johnson. Prayers to all the family during this time. I regret that I cannot make it over to pay my respects to such a wonderful man and family!!!


  • Emily Blue

    07 September 2018 at 16:43 | #

    Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please accept our condolences during this time of bereavement. We will keep the family in our prayers. The Blue Family, Raleigh, N.C.


  • J.C. Richmond

    07 September 2018 at 16:24 | #

    Buddy and I have been friends for 62 years and I will miss him so very much. I hope he is resting peacefully now. My sincere condolences go out to Judy, the children and all family members. J.C.


  • Pat & Lois Plaia

    07 September 2018 at 15:59 | #

    Buddy, remembering all the years we served on the CofC board together. Fun years gone by! Fond memories! Rest In Peace dear friend.....


  • Sheila W Marino

    07 September 2018 at 15:43 | #

    Judy, my prayers, thoughts and sympathies are with you and family during this time! Buddy went to hotel after Harvey to visit with Henry several times while I was cleaning at house. He was so kind in many ways! He will be missed and grieving is a long process!


  • Yvonne Stanley

    07 September 2018 at 13:21 | #

    Praying for you and your family. He’s was always so kind


  • Jeff Loving

    07 September 2018 at 12:17 | #

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Buddy. May God give you peace during this time of need. Thanks Be to God! Amen!


  • Debra Daniel

    07 September 2018 at 00:12 | #

    Judy, I am so sorry! I love you and Buddy - always liked to tease him! Peace be with you! Love you, Debbie


  • Rev. Kenneth & Vonda Hodges

    06 September 2018 at 23:34 | #

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the family in Buddy's passing. We thought a lot of Buddy; he was a great friend and neighbor. We had similar interests and shared many laughs. Our memories are so precious. Until we meet again, my friend...


  • Ted and Patt Mitchell

    06 September 2018 at 21:48 | #

    RIP Buddy! God has an angel Will miss you


  • Diane Cannon

    06 September 2018 at 21:36 | #

    We will cwerainly miss our dear friend! No more pain and hurting.. You have gained your wings!


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