John Kibodeaux, Jr.
John Kibodeaux, Jr., 85, of Beaumont, died Monday, August 30, 2021, at Brookdale Dowlen Oaks, Beaumont. He was born on October 3, 1935, to Lucy Dearbonne Kibodeaux and John Kibodeaux, Sr, in China, Texas.
He was a 1954 Graduate of China High School where he excelled in sports playing on the football and basketball team. In July of 1954, he enlisted into the United States Army under Battery D 35th AAA as a gun crewman. He received the National Defense Service Medal for good conduct. John had a long successful career, as a truck driver which started with Red Ball Motor Freight, Yellow Freight Truckline, continued with Falstaff, then Del Pappa Distributing which he retired from after over 25 years of service. Throughout his career he received many awards for excellence and safety. He enjoyed drinking beer with his close friends and family while reminiscing of the old days. He enjoyed Sunday drives while listening to music from the 50’s.
Survivors include his children, Terrell King and his wife, Angie, of Spring Hills, Florida; Joye LaVonne Blaylock of Lumberton; John Kibodeaux III and his wife, Natasha, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Zynetta Morrow of Beaumont; grandchildren, Clint, Jamie, Grayson, Jacelynn, Madeline Luc, Margarite, Ryan, Sarah, Emily, and Aiden; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lucy and John and his siblings, Earl Kibodeaux, Lucille Braisser, Emmett Kibodeaux, Themla Godeaux, J.C. Briggs Kibodeaux, and Bula Barnette.
A graveside service for Mr. Kibodeaux will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 5, 2021, at China Cemetery, China, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice or to Heart to Heart Hospice, 550 Fannin Street Suite 1200, Beaumont, Texas 77701.
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