John Dennis Hidalgo

September 5, 1949 - September 1, 2021

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

Graveside Service

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • September 5, 2021
  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Comments (7)

    Bill Thibodeaux says:

    John Dennis and I were 2nd cousins, we lived next door to each other on Dixie Drive. He was always like a big brother to me and watch out for me in the neighborhood. We would get together early in the morning and watch the Mercury Space launch’s on tv. He was a good, kind man and I know the family will miss him always. My condolences to Rosary and the family. Rest In Peace John Dennis, love you “Cuz”

    Steve Wooten says:

    I worked with John on many projects, motor and switchgear repairs since the early 1980’s. When I called, I always asked for John.
    John was always a good friend and top quality Craftsmen. He always told it like it was. I also live in Countrywood and used to see him and talk to him after he retired, as he would ride on a Golf Cart around the neighborhood.
    A truly great guy, John will be missed.


    I had the pleasure of working with John on several occasions, very professional man and well respected in the industry. Wish I had known him better. My condolences for the families.

    Dale LeDoux says:

    Some of the best times in my life were times when I got to work with John. He was a great friend, and in his years at work he helped many people learn their business.

    He’s a legend.

    I’m going to miss him.

    Michael Hidalgo says:

    Didn’t know John, but it’s still heart wrenching to know that our family has lost another soul. His family will be in our prayers.

    Tammy Brady Trahab says:

    Prayers to Rosary and family.

    Stephen Hidalgo says:

    I am saddened to hear of John Dennis’s
    Although I haven’t seen him since Sid and Rosa moved our family to Tyler, I remember him fondly.
    My condolences to Rosary Ann and family.

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