Jay Lee “Buddy” Hare

July 11, 1951 - December 10, 2022

Jay Lee “Buddy” Hare, 71, of Silsbee, died Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born July 11, 1951, in Kountze, to Jewell Womack Hare Knight and Thomas Lecester Hare.

Jay Lee retired from the City of Beaumont Water Works after several years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors especially when spending time on the Neches River. Buddy will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and PawPaw.

Survivors include his wife of forty-two years, Freddye Hare; daughters, Tonya Burnette and her husband, Tim, of Buna; Lea Ann Dougharty and her husband, Philip, of Evadale; and Toia Parham and her husband, J.R., of Buna; son, Jay Lee Hare, Jr. and his wife, Angela, of Atascosita; grandchildren, Taylor, Tori, Madison, Mallory, Archer, Garrett, and Gavin; great-grandchildren, Amzi, Weston, Elizabeth, and Jax; sisters, Darlene Defee and her husband, Mike, of Hemphill and Gay Day and her husband, Buddy, of Evadale; brothers, Jerry Lynn Hare and his wife, Glenda, of Silsbee and Tommy Hare and his wife, Kris, of Olympia, Washington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his father, T.L. Hare; mother and stepfather, Jewell and Buck Knight;  and grandson, Neches Lee Parham.

A gathering of Buddy’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Central Baptist Church, 120 Private Road 8325, Evadale, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Morse Cemetery, Buna.




Gathering of Family and Friends

Central Baptist Church – Evadale
  • 120, Private Road 8325, Evadale, TX, 77615,
  • December 15, 2022
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Central Baptist Church – Evadale
  • 120, Private Road 8325, Evadale, TX, 77615,
  • December 15, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Morse Cemetery
  • , , Buna, TX, 77612,

Comments (5)

    mark denard says:

    I remember Jay Lee always nice tome I left Silsbee in 1978 but I thought about him and his family from time to time.He was always smiling we rode the same bus when Iwas just a kid.So sorry foryour loss.

    Mike Defee says:

    Buddy loved nature as much or more that anyone that I ever knew. He fished and hunted along the Neches River his entire life. Buddy was always upbeat with a smile on his face most of the time. I guess I would have to say that Buddy Hare was the most completely free spirit that I ever knew. RIP Jay Lee (Buddy) Hare!!!

    Robert Cheek says:

    Always smiling and was a good friend.. Jay Lee you will be missed by everyone who knew you

    Dick & Gail Brand says:

    I was sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Dick and Gail Brand

    Sheila Holder Sowell says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

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