John Gilbert Diaz

May 13, 1934 - April 24, 2023

John Gilbert Diaz, 88, of Beaumont, passed away Monday, April 24, 2023, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, with his family by his bedside. He was born on May 13, 1934, to Isabel Guerrero Diaz and Theodore Diaz, in San Antonio. John graduated from Beaumont High School and was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Korea.

He married Geraldine Luluex and they have three boys and three grandchildren and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. John became a draftsman for Gulf States Utilities and went on to become a senior piping designer in the petrochemical industry. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and backyard bird watching.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Damian Diaz and his wife, Melissa, of Beaumont; Christian Diaz and his wife, Taina, of Conroe; and John Gilbert Diaz II of Pearland; grandsons, Damian Diaz II and Dylan Diaz both of Beaumont, and Tommy Diaz of Pearland; siblings, Theodore Diaz of California and Isabel Johann of Kountze; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins; step granddaughters, Carrie Downing, Amy Koener, and Bethany Diamond.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Vic Diaz and George Diaz; and the mother of his children, Geraldine Diaz.

A memorial service for Mr. Diaz will be 10:00 a.m., Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were held through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.



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Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • April 30, 2023
  • 10:00 am

Comments (7)

    Jamie Diaz says:

    Fare well to my sister’s and my beloved uncle and my father’s brother. Seeing you last year and experiencing your subtle humor and tremendous wit only slightly softens the sorrow of your passing.
    We take great solice in knowing that your children share in your love of family and continue your humor and love to their children as they continue your (and our) family name.
    You will always be fondly remembered.

    My love always,
    Jamie, with Denise, Lea and Ted Diaz

    Georgia and Phil Dunlap says:

    Dear Damien,
    So very sorry for your loss. His smile and twinkling eyes reminds me that even though we loose those we love, they never leave us far behind. You and yours will carry him in your hearts always. May God give you the peace that your father has finally found. Love always ❤️‍????

    Elizabeth J Sandell says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mercy and grace to the Diaz family.

    Cardell E DeLeon says:

    Buddy is my cousin . My dad Charles DeLeon’s nephew. I saw Buddy a good while back and had a great conversation with him , we talked about our whole family back in Rosenberg. He will always have a special place in our hearts for sure. May God Bless his family
    Cardell DeLeon

    Ted Diaz says:

    I am very sorry to hear the news. This was my last brother. I am glad that we were able to meet him at Damians home in the past. Also, to thank his son, Christen, for his help watching over his dad.

    isabel johann says:

    He was born second of four brothers and one sister. He was a good honest man and loved by all his family and friends

    Kristy Golson - Fuller says:

    Damian & Melissa and Christian, I’m so sorry to learn of your Dads passing. I remember your Dad well and still can see your Moms face! Will be thinking of you and your families and your Dads grandchildren. Many prayers going up for all of you.
    Kristy (Golson) Fuller (your neighbor from Wilshire years ago)

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