Freddy Buchholz

November 25, 1950 - November 4, 2020

Freddy Buchholz, 69, of Fannett, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont.

Frank Fredrick Buchholz III was born November 25, 1950, in Beaumont, Texas. To his parents Frank Frederick, Jr. and Mary Lou Buchholz. Freddy was one of six siblings. Growing up in Beaumont he attended school at Forest Park ISD and worked at M&M Air Service during his high school days. Freddy was an athlete and loved the outdoors. He had a passion for Baseball and played many years at the West End Little League. Freddy inherited his passion for the outdoors from his father Frank. Freddy went on to join The United States Marine Corps in 1970 and attended Boot Camp at Camp Pendleton, California. He married Debra Ann Cuniff July 30, 1971. He often referred to her as the most beautiful woman he had ever laid eyes on. His endearing nickname for Debbie was (HEN). He was stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina, then transferred to Beaufort, South Carolina where he became a Drill Instructor. He was a drill instructor for 2 years. This is where they started their family and Torri Ann Buchholz arrived in 1973.

Freddy was honorably discharged from the Marine Corp and they moved back to SETX. Justin Ray Buchholz was born in 1976 and his youngest son, Seth Fredrick Buchholz, was born in 1982. Freddy worked with his father building homes until he went into the Oil Field industry in the 1980’s. Freddy shared his love for baseball with his boys and coached them for several years. He loved all of his kids friends and made a big impression on just about everyone he met. He made a lifetime of friends that he held dear over the years. Freddy had many friends and never met a stranger. Freddy loved socializing and was never shy about stirring the pot a little with his friends or just about everyone he met. Many called him the town Mayor. He had countless memories Hunting and fishing with family and friends. The tradition continues with his children and grandchildren. He was at just about every ball game, Fishing Tournament, or singing event for his grandchildren he could make. He was very proud of his grandkids. One of his greatest joys was cooking and hosting large feeds. The fellowship with family and friends was what he really enjoyed even though it was intense fellowship at times. Lol. He was loved by many and will be missed by all of us.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Ruby Buchholz and Jesse and Hazel Robinson of Beaumont, Texas; parents, Frank Buchholz and Mary Buchholz of Port Arthur, Texas; brother, Robin Buchholz of Beaumont, Texas; sister, Nancy Buchholz Calfee of Fannett, Texas.

Freddy is survived by his wife, Debbie Buchholz; daughter, Torri Tucker and husband, Cory, of Fannett, Texas; son, Justin Buchholz and wife, Tammie, of Fannett, Texas; son, Seth Buchholz of Fannett, Texas; grandchildren, Mason Sonnier, Jadè Buchholz, Trent Buchholz, Emma Buchholz, Drake Tucker, Catlin Tucker, and Tyler Teague; great-granddaughter, Cami Johnson; sisters, Cindy Bison and husband, Ben, of Port Arthur, Texas; Pam Cook of Beaumont, Texas; brother, Danny Buchholz and wife, Anna, of Port Arthur, Texas; along with many cousins, nephews and nieces whom he loved.

A gathering of Mr. Buchholz’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Sevenne Hall at Broussard Farm, 10714 East Clubb Road, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Landrum Cemetery, Fannett, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A reception will follow his interment at Grace Community Baptist Church, 22044 Burrell Wingate Road, Fannett.

Memorial contributions may be made to the PTSD Foundation of America|Camp Hope, 9724 Derrington Road, Houston, Texas 77064 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 863765 Orlando, Florida 32886.

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Funeral Service

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Joni Askew

Debbie I send my sincere condolences to you and your family. Prayers for all.

Chad Melancon

Our prayers go out to the Buchholz family. Freddy was great guy that touched a lot of young lives on the baseball field. He was always willing to share his knowledge with anyone willing to learn. You will be missed Mr. Freddy.

Corky and Betty Peebles

We are saddened and have you all in our prayers.

Lynn and Hope Jackson

Our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family.

Larry Winzer

Sorry for your loss and prayers for the family

TJ and Stephanie Donnell

Freddy was a wonderful man and a guaranteed good time. We will continue to pray for his family.

Rose Marie Elkins Hester

Sorry for your loss may he rest in peace.Rose Elkins Hester

Vicky Lyday

Debbie and family, we are so saddened to hear about Freddy. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Betty Duoto

So sorry to hear about Freddy. He was a wonderful friend; funny, kind, caring. He will be missed . Debbie and family are in our prayers. May God comfort them all. Freddy will be in Heaven with Herbert Dupuy waiting with a deck of cards to greet him. Give him a kiss for us Freddy. We love you, Carolyn Dupuy , Anna and Boys and Betty (aka No Chin).

Gary Jones

Sorry to hear this..our condolences to the family. So glad I was able to sit and talk with him a few months ago and reminisce about baseball. Prayers to his family.

Lionel and Melanie Randall

Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the Bucholz family Mr Freddie was one of my dads closest friends more like brother he will truly be missed May God continue to carry each of you

Sammy Lewis

Will miss a good friend and neighbor.

Reed Huckabay

God Bless you my old friend and be with your family. I grew up on Amelia St we have been good friends since 1960 always a true friend and confidant. Go Bless my friend.

Diana Bordes Allen

Debbie, I’m sorry for your loss. I ran into Freddie at the lube shop, about four months ago. We had a nice visit. Prayers for you and your family.

Janet Schroeder

RIP You will be missed ! I am sorry for your loss Debbie God bless you and your family. ❤️

ReJena Bolton

Debbie, I’m so sorry for your loss. He lived life large and you earned your wings! You and your family are in our prayers.

Robbie & Gwen Smith

Our thoughts and prayers are wtih the entire family. I will continue to pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Kenny and Frances Price

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Buchholz family. Freddy was “quite the character” and we have many fond and funny memories of him. It was always easy to laugh when you were around Freddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know that he will be truly missed

Roland & Jeanette Weekly

Our Deepest Condolences and Prayers to the Buchholz Family.

Benny and Connie Clark

I’ll never forget or. fun times together! A better person would be hard to find. Great Outdoors Man and fun to be around. Will carry your memory with me forever! God Bless Debbie and family.

Joyce Lene’

Debbie, I am sad for your loss . I am praying for you and your family.

Craig and Maureen Mason

Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time .

Buddy & Jeannette Duplantis

Debbie and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the last time Freddy and I visited. One of the longest and best conversations we ever had. May peace be you all.

Martha Clubb Aucoin

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Susan Keneson LeBlanc

Debbie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God keep you all wrapped in His loving arms. May He give you peace, comfort, and understanding.

Edward and Jane Leger

Debbie, we are sending our condolences to you and your family. May God bless and comfort all of you during this time of loss.

The Haisler’s

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Buchholz family during this difficult time. Freddy was a great man and will be dearly missed. We love y’all.

Tobi and Roy ,Brittney &Breann Boatman

Sorry for the loss of your husband . Saying prayers for you and family. Love Tobi

Edward (Delino) and Brenna Hatcher

Well, it's hard to find words to describe my ole padna Fred. There's tough but kind. There's rough but smooth. What Freddy had was yours. His door always open and food to be shared. His debates would make Trump blush. But most of all, he loved his family first. We will all miss his kind smile, his helping hand and his BIG HEART. See ya ole pal. Debbie, Tori, Justin, Seth and all of your husbands wife's and grandkids. We love y 'all.

Jo Lynn Leal

I am so sorry to hear of Freddy’s passing. I looked forward to seeing him almost every year when he came to get a couple of ducks for Thanksgiving. He was always full of great stories about the times he spent with my dad and the other Watkins boys. I’ am sure he and Uncle Jim have already visited and swapped adventures. God bless you as you face the days ahead.

Sherry DuBois

Debbie and family stay strong and find some comfort knowing Freddy and all the other dang hunters up there are giving St Peter alot of BS about what is legal.

Barbara Fesco



Debbie and family, Praying for peace in your hearts and beautiful memories you will cherish for always. Freddy will always be remembered by all who knew him. God bless you Debbie and family

Sharon Hartford

Freddy, you are missed. Sharon

Judi and Ronnie Benoit

Sending love. Ronnie and I are heartbroken to hear this. What a special guy. We send our sympathy and will think of him always. Judi and Ronnie