John Fong

March 07, 1937 - October 06, 2017

John N. Fong

John N. Fong, 80, of Groves, died Friday, October 6, 2017. He was born on March 7, 1937, in Bonita, Louisiana.

John retired after 30 years with Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He was a high school All-American football player and also played for the University of Arkansas. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Groves. John loved gardening and cooking Chinese food for family and friends. Golf was his favorite sport, and the Pea Patch was his favorite hang-out. His love and knowledge of music enriched the lives of those around him. He was a great dancer and loved to pass his dancing skills on to his grandsons.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Fong, of Groves; sons, Robert Fong and his wife, Donna, of Port Arthur; Steve Fong and his wife, Carmen, of San Antonio; and Michael Fong of Austin; grandsons, Byron, Matthew, Nicholas, and David Fong; brother, George Caraway and his wife, Ann; sister, Sandra Miller; brother-in-law, Gary Miller; and sister-in-law Annie Low.

He was preceded in death by his parents T.K. Fong and Ruby Caraway; and brother Tommy Low.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.  

Memorial contributions for Mr. Fong may be made to First United Methodist Church, 6501 Washington, Groves, Texas 77619.


A Gathering on Mr. Fong's Family and Friends
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, October 09, 2017
4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, October 14, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Comments (11)

  • Billy May

    29 September 2020 at 15:24 | #

    Graduated Blytheville High School Class of 55, Played golf when he came to Memphis each year! I miss our golf games!!!


  • NL

    01 August 2018 at 02:10 | #

    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).


  • Darragh Castillo

    09 October 2017 at 19:31 | #

    Sorry for this family's loss. I enjoyed the company of Mr. Fong one time, and it was over a pot of delicious chicken gumbo.


  • Margaret Olona Koncaba

    09 October 2017 at 13:48 | #

    My condolences to the family. John used to come in the Pig Stand where I managed. He will certainly be missed by so many. God Bless


  • Bobbie Morgan

    09 October 2017 at 01:21 | #

    I was privilege to know John during his time with MetLife. After he left us, I looked forward to his visits and he always left me with a joke he wanted to share. John is one of my favorite people.


  • Pam Viator

    08 October 2017 at 15:54 | #

    My prayers are with all of you. Mr. Fong was a wonderful man and I know he will be dearly missed. God bless.


  • Al Appling

    08 October 2017 at 12:44 | #

    John was a very good man and I never knew anyone who loved his family more than he did. Loved by many and will be deeply missed.


  • George caraway

    08 October 2017 at 12:00 | #

    John Fong was my big brother. He was a remarkable man and a great family. He will be miss by his family and his little brother, me. Love you brother.


  • Lori Vancil

    07 October 2017 at 18:56 | #

    It was always good to see him. I will never forget him dancing with our Aunt Irene to Paul Simon's Graceland. My prayers and thoughts are with you all, especially Linda, during this heart-breaking time.


  • Ronnie Bennett

    07 October 2017 at 17:37 | #

    Big John,was one of the crew, we had some great times together, stories told over and over but never got old. Good man quite,but always knew where he was headed. God speed John,say hello to sensat from the boys.


  • Donna Erickson

    07 October 2017 at 15:53 | #

    John was a fine man and a special frined to my family. I'm praying that GOD"S comfort and peace will cover you now and in the days ahead.


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