Joseph Jude Peyres

October 16, 1947 - February 25, 2020

Joseph Peyres

Joseph Jude Peyres, 72, of Lumberton, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was born on October 16, 1947 in Kaplan, Louisiana. He grew up in the area and graduated from Port Neches Groves High School in 1966.

After graduation, Joe enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War as an aircraft electrician until he was honorably discharged in 1974. After leaving the United States Air Force, he returned and settled down with his family in Southeast Texas and remained here for the rest of his life. He retired from ExxonMobil after a career spanning more than twenty-seven years. Joe’s favorite pastimes included working in his yard, cooking, flying and assembling remote controlled planes, and woodworking. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew and loved him.

Left behind to cherish his memory include his wife of forty-nine years, Rita DiVello Peyres; children, Brian Peyres and his wife, Amy, of Bloomington, Illinois; Jeffery Peyres and his wife, April, of Lumberton; and Jessica Barker and her husband, Todd, of Vidor; eight grandchildren, Lyndsey Orand and her husband Tommy; Sean Peyres; Eric Peyres; Luke Cerda; Mason Peyres; Giavanni Barker; Claire Peyres; and Cate Peyres; one great-grandchild, Charli Orand; sister, Priscilla Meyer and her husband, Fritz; brother, Robert Fontenot; and sister, Lucille Johnson.

Joe was preceded in death by his son, Bradley Peyres, as well as his biological parents, Henry Peyres and Nola Breaux Peyres. His mother passed away when he was only four days old. Nola’s sister, Mary Breaux, along with Mary’s daughter, Leona Fontenot, and her husband, A.J., whom provided Joe with a loving home during his formative years.

A gathering of Mr. Peyres’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2020, at Broussard’s, Nederland, with his interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 2200 Space Park Drive Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77058.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Sunday, March 01, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, March 02, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves
3900 Twin City Hwy Groves, TX 77619

Comments (3)

  • Terry Gray

    29 February 2020 at 16:27 | #

    Worked with Joe at the PE plant...awesome guy...prayers for peace an comfort for his family.


  • Joyce Ramirez

    29 February 2020 at 00:05 | #

    So sorry to hear about the death of J . He was a wonderful man Husband and Dad to Brien and Jef.❤️


  • MaryEve Wilkinson Dorrough

    28 February 2020 at 00:43 | #

    I remember Joseph as "JJ" when he lived with my Aunt Ina and Uncle Henry (his dad). I haven't seen him in many years, but remember him fondly. May God bless and hold him in His hand. Blessings, also, to his large and wonderful family. In JJ's honor, Eve Michon Wilkinson's children (MaryEve, George, Eula, and Robert) will make a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project.. His service in the Air Force is certainly honored.


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