Ivo “Buddy” Phend, Jr.

October 31, 1932 - October 10, 2022

Ivo “Buddy” Phend, Jr., 89, died peacefully at his home, Monday, October 10, 2022. He was born on October 31, 1932, in Hamshire, to Beulah Rebecca Shank Phend and Ivo Irvin Phend, Sr. Mr. Phend proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Mr. Phend was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Hamshire and served as a Deacon. He volunteered with Cross Ministry creating crosses for the First United Methodist Church in Center. He volunteered with Campers on Mission doing carpentry and welding for many years. Buddy was a longtime rice farmer in the Hamshire community, and he enjoyed welding, and woodworking in his spare time. He worked as an electrical instrumentation technician at Dupont and retired after many years of service. Mr. Phend enjoyed square dancing, camping and traveling. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Patsy Phend, of Hamshire; children, Ivalynn Carter, and her husband, Rick, of Fannett, Kathryn Watlington, and her husband, Chris, of Center, David Phend, and his wife, Jackie, of Hamshire; grandchildren, Brian Carter, and his wife, Joy, Stephen Carter, and his wife, Laura, Lauren Schumaker, and her husband, Jeff, Andrew Phend, Keaton Watlington, Jack Callen Watlington; great-grandchildren, Lillian, Hazel, Lincoln, Addison and Virginia Carter.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Phyllis Peebles, Ethel Erickson, Russel, Robert, and Richard Phend.

A gathering of Mr. Phend’s family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 25304 TX-124, Hamshire, Texas. His funeral service will be Friday, October 14, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Hamshire. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Mr. Phend’s name to First Baptist Church, PO BOX 369, Hamshire, Texas 77622.



Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

First Baptist Church Hamshire
  • 25304, Highway 124, Hamshire, TX, 77622,
  • October 13, 2022
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church Hamshire
  • 25304, Highway 124, Hamshire, TX, 77622,
  • October 14, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Fairview Cemetery
  • , , Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • October 14, 2022

Comments (9)

    Cathy Meeks says:

    Lynn, I’m sorry for the loss of your precious daddy…I have great memories of him when I was working at the church for mother’s day out.. we had lots of laughs and I will never forget him and your mom on that scaffold painting after the hurricane..I know you will miss him but he is with the KING!!.. LOVE YOU, Cathy meeks

    Eric and Nelly Roland says:

    Our great example and inspiration for the last 10 years. Mr Buddy your smile and your precious words to each of us every time you saw us will be missed dearly. We are rejoicing with your family in the knowledge that this is just a “see you later.” We love you and we will treasure every word and memories of the last 10 years.
    Sing loud and proud Mr Buddy!
    Eric, Nelly, Christopher and Clarissa Roland

    Rob & Kim Payne says:

    Patsy, Kathy, and family….we remember Buddy with much fondness…his welcoming spirit and friendly manner…and that contagious beaming smile. Buddy was one to offer help…with much energy.
    Please know you are in our prayers.

    Darla King says:

    Patsy & Family,
    I’m sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow.

    Ronnie & Mary Moses says:

    Buddy was one of the nicest guys at work at DuPont, he did have a keen sense of humor ….We had some good times working together…….
    Our thoughts and Prayers go out to Patsy & Buddy’s family …..
    I’m sure our Savior has a special place in Heaven for Buddy……God Bless you Buddy, it was great working together with you at DuPont…….
    Ronnie & Mary Moses…..

    Steve and Lisa Thomas says:

    Thank you Buddy for being our friend. We always looked forward to swapping stories with you, at McDonald’s, over coffee.
    Rest in Peace-Friend

    Corky & Betty Peebles says:

    We always thought the world of Uncle Buddy. He was truly one of the good guys. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

    Martha+Aucoin says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

    Joyce Lene’ says:

    Prayers for a wonderful family in the loss of their love one, Buddy. He is certainly an icon in the Hamshire and surrounding communities and a positive Christian Role Model for all. He will be missed tremendously. With love to all of his family💕his legacy will live on for generations to follow! 💕
    Love, Joyce Lene’

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