David Wayne Johnson

August 01, 1970 - October 02, 2019

David Johnson

David Wayne Johnson, 49, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was born on August 1, 1970, to Patricia Ann Hardeman and Barry Wayne Johnson, in Denton, Texas. David was a professional musician as well as a Band Director in the following school districts including; Nederland ISD, Little Cypress ISD; Vidor ISD, and Barbers Hill ISD.

He is survived by his wife, Meredith Johnson; daughter, Laci Johnson; and son, Jaxon Johnson, all of Beaumont; parents, Patricia and Barry Johnson; and brother, Michael Wayne Johnson, all of Village Mills; mother and father in-law, Wynnelle and Michael Guidry, of Nederland; sister-in-law, Kymberly Fromme and her husband, Ben, of Overland Park, Kansas; nieces and nephews, Kelly Ann Johnson, of Dayton; Klaudia Johnson, of Village Mills; Klaire Johnson, of Friendswood; and Addison Reeves and Fletcher Reeves, both of Overland Park, Kansas.

A gathering of Mr. Johnson’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m. with his funeral service to follow at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 701 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to David Wayne Johnson Music Scholarship Fund – Barbers Hill Band Booster Club, c/o Hope Novosad, P.O. Box 1435, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580.


Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Gathering of Family and Friends
First United Methodist Church - Beaumont
701 Calder Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Funeral Service
First United Methodist Church - Beaumont
701 Calder Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (19)

  • Jacob Trathen

    11 October 2019 at 03:33 | #

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of a friend, teacher, and mentor. I struggled with depression and anxiety my whole time in high school. Mr. Johnson could always tell when I was down and would find a way to pick me up. He was there to listen to me rant about life, family, and school. He genuinely cared. I told him about how sad I was and that I needed an escape. He helped me to see the potential I had. I would not be the man I am now with out him. I find myself saying thigs he said at work. The memories I have with him will be with me always. Thank you Mr. Johnson for all you have done for me and so many others.
    Till we meet again


  • Kylah Evans

    11 October 2019 at 02:36 | #

    I remember the 1st day Mr Johnson came and became apart of the Barbers Hill crazy family that we are. The times when he would joke about our horns not being up at the box or us missing one note just for him to blast his trumpet straight in our faces but only just to encourage us more to become better musicians. He was and will forever be one of the main reasons why I want to continue on my music career throughout college. Sadly, I am attending school in California so I couldn't attend the funeral or hug any band family members but I give my deepest condolences to everyone that is heartbroken and saddened by this news as I am. However, I know somewhere up in heaven, Mr Johnson is playing his trumpet, getting all the Angels up on their feet and dancing. Mr. Johnson, I want to say thank you so much for making my four years of high school one of the best years of my life. Through my bad and good times, you were always there to encourage me and my class to be the best musicians that we can be. I hope you rest well as you did an amazing job not only being our band director but our best friend! ❤


  • Kasey Willis

    10 October 2019 at 22:53 | #

    My deepest condolences to the Johnson family. My daughter had the pleasure of having David as a band instructor over the last five years and I cut his hair for that time as well. I’m so thankful for all of the encouragement he gave over the years to both of us. My daughter would not be the same without him and we are forever grateful for the laughs and guidance over the years. He will be missed.


  • Joyce Bourdier

    10 October 2019 at 15:07 | #

    Please accept my prayers and deepest sympathy in your unspeakable loss. I knew David through the years because he was a longtime friend of my oldest son, James Bourdier.


  • Susan and Leo Young

    10 October 2019 at 01:34 | #

    Meredith, we will be keeping you, Laci, and Jackson in our prayers. Praying you’ll find comfort and , in time, peace through God,
    Susan and Leo Young


  • Sandra Peralta

    09 October 2019 at 02:13 | #

    I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.
    Ian Mairena mom BHISD


  • Kendall & Deb Newman

    08 October 2019 at 22:18 | #

    Meredith, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying God will keep you & the kids safe in His arms. May God bless all of you during this time.


  • Spencer James

    08 October 2019 at 15:17 | #

    Word's Cannot describe how much of an Impact Mr. Johnson had on my life personally during my time at Barbers Hill. Even on the bad day's Mr. Johnson provided me with words of hope and inspiration. For me it was more than just Band Class with Mr. Johnson he made it fun and exciting and never failed to make me smile and laugh with his wonderful humor. I always admired his love for life as well as his down to Earth caring personality. Before graduation I had the opportunity to tell him how gratetful I was for him taking me under his wing and that he helped shape me into the Man I am today and that I was forever greateful for God putting him in my life. The world needs more people like Mr. Johnson and although gone to soon his loving spirit and legacy will live on in each one of his Family, Friends, and Students like me who will honor his legacy as we go out in the World.
    I morn for your family and I am continuing to pray for your family. May God Bless you and may Mr. Johnson's light shine down on all of us.


  • Beverly Singer

    08 October 2019 at 12:52 | #

    You are loved and missed Dave. I am praying for your family. (Robert Glenn's mother)


  • Marianne Wiggins

    08 October 2019 at 00:54 | #

    David, you will always hold a special
    Place in my heart. You were my little brother and I love you so much. Thank you for sharing your parents with me all these years. We will miss you forever. Until we meet again my friend.


  • Leisha Bryant

    07 October 2019 at 23:07 | #

    With loving memories of David ~ Our hearts go out to each of you. David will remain in our hearts forever and live on in our memories and the music he loved and shared with many. We pray the love of God holds you close during your journey through grief, sending prayers and thoughts of comfort.

    Memories sting my cheeks as they slip from closed eyes... the journey is difficult, I will always remember the good times and my heart overflows with love for Meredith, Laci, Jaxon and the Johnson family.


  • David Arabie

    07 October 2019 at 20:27 | #

    Mr. Johnson was one of the directors of three of my children at Barbers Hill High School. I spoke with David on several occasions, and each time I could hear, and feel, his love for music, the love he had for the band he was serving, and his strong commitment to make sure every musician he worked with was working hard to perform at their best. What I loved most about him was the quiet influence he had on his students. He never asked to be applauded, nor did he seek the spotlight. He worked behind the scenes so his students could shine. He never took credit for their accomplishments; he always made sure that his students believed in themselves. David, your physical presence will be missed, but your spirit will live long in the hearts of the students you touched.


  • SJ

    07 October 2019 at 15:51 | #

    Nothing but happy memories...what a talented, funny guy. Can't imagine his family's pain. He was simply amazing.


  • Tara Thompson (Cohrt)

    07 October 2019 at 12:40 | #

    Mr Johnson was an amazing teacher to me and my Nederland band mates. I had the honor of being his student from junior high into high school at Nederland, so I truly grew up with David as my teacher and became a competent flute player. My best friend and I like to give him heck in class though, all in good fun. David fascinated us all by being able to play every single instrument and taught us with patience and love. He stuck with us kids through marching and playing at football games, rain or shine, heat or cold. Mr. Johnson was loved and will be greatly missed.


  • Bo and Monica Cohrt

    07 October 2019 at 11:27 | #

    David, I will always remember your baritone blasting behind me in high school band days. It was always nice to see you my friend.


  • Tommy Glidewell & family

    07 October 2019 at 08:12 | #

    We can hardly find the words or the expression possible to express our deep condolences and everlasting love to the Johnson and Guidry families for their incredible loss of my brother our friend David Wayne Johnson. David was an incredible father son and friend . A mentor a teacher an educator a musician and above all a beautiful human being.. To Meredith , Laci and Jaxon I will assist in any and all requests for the peace and comfort in the days to come for your family. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. God Bless.


  • Teresa Rawlinson

    07 October 2019 at 02:41 | #

    David was a wonderful person and band director. He was loved by all who worked with him and by his students. His absence will be obvious and he will be missed. I worked with David for 11 years and had two daughters that were band students of his. My prayers go out to his family.


  • Terri Davis

    07 October 2019 at 01:14 | #

    Wishing you comfort during this difficult time.


  • Anita Ramos

    07 October 2019 at 00:19 | #

    When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. My deepest condolences to you and your family.


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