John Dennis Hidalgo
John Dennis Hidalgo, 71, of Sour Lake, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.
John was born on September 5, 1949, to Jean Esay Hidalgo and Lola Cecilia (Schneider) Hidalgo. After graduating from Forest Park High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1973, he met and married the love of his life, Rosary Ann (Haygood), and later began a career as an electronic technician, serving the Golden Triangle and Southwest Louisiana for forty years. He was a dedicated employee and respected in his field while providing a wonderful life for his family.
While he went by many names over the years, (Nonnie, John Dennis, and Uncle Johnny to name a few), John was proudest to be called Dad to his three children and their spouses, Scott Hidalgo and wife Selena, Courtney Smith and husband Johnny, and Trey Hidalgo and wife Erin, and Papa to his three grandchildren, Jack Smith, Cate Smith, and Henry Hidalgo.
Some of John’s best times were spent around the kitchen table sharing a joke or a story and just enjoying the company of family. After his retirement, he could often be found enjoying his chair and watching the hummingbirds on the back porch or piloting his airplanes on the computer, but not for long as he never really learned how to sit still. He could fix pretty much everything and if he couldn’t, he’d exhaust every resource to learn how.
John is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, Esay Hidalgo; mother, Lola Sadler; stepfather, Coy Sadler; and brother, Bobby LeBert.
A gathering of Mr. Hidalgo’s family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with a graveside service to follow at 3:00 p.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123; or to Texas Children’s Hospital, 6621 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
- 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
- September 5, 2021
- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
- 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
- September 5, 2021
- 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm