Donald “Donnie” James Sonnier, Jr.
Donald James “Donnie” Sonnier, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Austin, Texas. Donnie was born in Beaumont, Texas on September 11, 1954. He was the eldest son of Donald J. and Mary Dempsey Sonnier.
Donnie graduated from Forest Park High School in 1973 and then attended TSTI in Waco, Texas. He worked as a dental lab technician in Beaumont for 12 years. Donnie moved to Austin, Texas 1985. He enjoyed being with family and friends. Donnie especially enjoyed watching UT and his Dallas Cowboys play football. He also enjoyed playing pool and darts, cooking, and listening to good music. He was a loving and devoted partner to his girlfriend, Beverly Moxley, for 22 years and cared for her during a long illness throughout the last years of her life.
Donnie was preceded in death by Beverly Moxley, as well as both of his parents, his sister, Cheryl “Cup” Dana, and his brother, James “Jimmy” Sonnier.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary Lou Pearce and her husband, Tim, of Sugar Land and Margaret Breaux and her husband, David, of Austin; brothers, Dr. Leo “Butch” Sonnier and his wife, Kathy, of Austin and Thomas “Tommy” Sonnier of Dallas; stepmother, JoAnn Sonnier of Lumberton; and nine nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Mr. Sonnier’s life will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.
Celebration of Life
Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
- 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
- July 2, 2022
- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm