John Anthony LaSalle

August 24, 1940 - July 22, 2020

John Anthony LaSalle died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Pelican Bay Assisted Living. He was born August 24, 1940, to Johnnie and Mary Palermo LaSalle. He graduated from South Park High School in 1958 and played clarinet in the South Park Band. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves and retired after 20 years attaining the rank of Master Sergeant E8.

He began his career in the automotive business in 1960 as a technician, service director, and then service manager, retiring after forty-six years. Through those years, he won numerous awards for excellence for several lines of cars. John loved music and joined the Beaumont Community Band with his old high school band director, and some of his fellow high school band musicians, until it disbanded. He then joined Lions Club and was on the Parish Council for Assumption Catholic Church. 

He was adept at wood working including building clocks, and cabinetry. John is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years Lyndia; daughter, Jennifer Buchanan; grandson, Brett Buchanan; son, Brad and his wife, Rhonda, and her son, Dustin Morgan; sister-in-law, Mary Shirley; brother-in-law, Joe Pruitt; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. John was an extraordinary man, who could do anything and fix anything, and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. 

A Rosary for Mr. LaSalle will be recited at 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont. 

Memorial contributions for Mr. LaSalle may be made to Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Mass of Christian Burial

Mass of Christian Burial
  • 4445 avenue a beaumont tx 77705
  • 07/28/2020
  • 2:00 pm


  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701
  • 07/27/2020
  • 5:30 pm

A Gathering of Mr. LaSalle's Family and Friends

A Gathering of Mr. LaSalle's Family and Friends
  • 2000 mcfaddin street beaumont tx 77701
  • 07/27/2020
  • 9:48 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

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Hugh Hawkins

Rest in peace my good friend. Prayers for your family.


I met Mr John when I worked at Mike Smith years ago. He was a kind and caring man who always had a positive outlook on things. He was a great mentor to all those around him. The world lost a great man.


Rest In Peace, you were a good man and great example to many


My sister and I started first grade with John. Our moms were childhood friends. Our friendship lasted until he died. Such a nice guy. We will miss John. Rest in peace friend.

Vick Nelson

Greenie blessings.

Leroy (Lee) Ashworth

Looking back, how quickly the years have slipped away. John was a great friend down through the years and he will be fondly remembered.

Melanie Enderle

Lynda, Jennifer and Brad . I worked with John at Bullington Oldsmobile now Mike Smith. So sorry to hear about John. He will be missed.