Joseph “Joey” Allen Breaux, Jr.

August 8, 1968 - December 11, 2021

Lieutenant Joseph “Joey” Allen Breaux, Jr., 53 of Lumberton, passed peacefully from this life into the loving arms of our Lord, surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 11, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He lived an amazing life focused on his family and service to his friends and community.

Joey was born in Silsbee, TX, in 1968, grew up in Lumberton, and graduated from Lumberton High School in 1986.  He attended Lamar University Regional Police Academy and then spent over 30 years servicing the local community.  He started as a dispatcher at the Silsbee Police Department in 1989 and was sworn in as a police officer in April 1990.  In October 1992, he transitioned to the Lumberton Police Department and has worked for them for 29 years as a patrolman, a Criminal Justice Teacher, and an investigator.  In addition, Joey spent many years working security for the Lumberton School District and Calvary Baptist Church.

Joey married his wife Molly Martin in 1990 and shared 31 happy years together.  They had two beautiful daughters, Harley born in 1994 and Kaylee born in 2001. He was a loving husband and a devoted father to his daughters, that he completely adored and spoiled.

Anyone who knew Joey was touched by his kindness, animated storytelling, integrity, and work ethic.  He was a man that was always selfless to anyone that crossed his path and was an example of a true peace officer.  Joey loved all things sports from playing football in high school, going to hockey games, playing softball, and watching the Minnesota Vikings.  At home he enjoyed spending time with his family, wood working, and yard work.  He rarely took time to relax, but when he did his favorite things to do were fishing, camping, and cruising.

He is survived by his wife, Molly Breaux; daughters, Harley Breaux and Jeremy Barnes; and Kaylee Breaux; mother, Helen Breaux; brother, Steven and Kristy Breaux; sister, Julie Breaux and Christy O’Donohoe; father and mother-in-law, James and Wathena Martin; sisters-in-law, Dustee and Michael Futschik; Rustee and Billy Sticker; and Keri and Jason Lewis; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Joey is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Allen Breaux, Sr.

A funeral service for Lieutenant Breaux will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church North Campus, 395 Fletcher Road, Lumberton, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Hardin Memorial Park, Silsbee.

Flowers are welcome or contributions may be sent to the Lumberton Police Officers Association, 120-A East Chance, Lumberton, Texas 77657.

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Funeral Service

Calvary Baptist Church North-Lumberton
  • 395, Fletcher Road, Lumberton, Texas, 77657,
  • December 15, 2021
  • 11:00 am


Hardin Memorial Park
  • 418, Cemetery Rd, Silsbee, TX, 77656,

Comments (12)

    Johnathan and Jessie Kelley says:

    I first met Officer Breaux when he was going for one of his jogs. Everytime it seemed he was running by, I was washing my truck and we would joke, because we both knew it would ran the next day. I had not seen Officer Breaux, and then was shocked to find out the loss.
    Me and my wife wish his family and friends our sincere condolences and prayers. We hope and pray for comfort for his family, friends, and his fellow officers that worked with him.

    James Bilberry says:

    Joey Breaux was an outstanding man in our community! I first met Joey through LHS where he was a student and I was an employee! He was always busy with taking care of business and making sure all was good in life.
    I always visited with Joey whenever possible to keep updated on what was going on in Lumberton. While I was employed with LISD and worked as Principal at LHS I often had to deal with LPD with issues in school or with athletic events. Joey was always the professional in all our dealings!!
    I am so sad to hear of Joey passing but I know he is looking down and us and saying see Y’all later????

    Chris Hartman and Family says:

    A beautiful service to honor a life well lived. God Bless!

    Brenda Wyer says:

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for Gods comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Tony Cervantes says:

    Our Deepest Condolences to the Family. Our Prayers and thoughts are with Ya’ll during this difficult time. Sincerely, Tony & Diane Cervantes

    Bill & Sherri Locke says:

    Our deepest condolences to your family..May God bring you the comfort & peace you need..

    Robert Purks Sr says:

    There’s never a good time to loose a love one, I didn’t know him personally other than seeing him at Jr high and High school basketball games. I can say I never heard anything negative about him which I know his family and friends already know. The battle is over you fought the fight now fly high!! Thanks for your service my prayers to the family,friends and all the officers past and present that worked with you RIP ????

    Wayne McDaniel says:

    I will always cherish the many memories I have of Joey, mostly from when he and I would work together at LPD. I recall one of the first times he allowed me to drive a patrol car, we got into a pursuit. He did not allow me to drive much after that!

    Joey was one of the finest Peace Officers I have ever known. He, his laughter, and his huge smile will be missed by all.

    On behalf of everyone in Hardin County, we thank Lt. Joey Breaux for his many years of service to the City of Silsbee and City of Lumberton, and we pray for Molly and his daughters as they mourn the loss of their husband and father.

    Ed Schooley says:

    RIP Joey….Prayers for the family and the family of Blue

    J.L. Armstrong says:

    Joey, was REAL MAN AND FATHER, ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD REPLICATE FROM JOEY BREAUX. He was a true friend a humanitarian and brought a new meaning to someone you can TRUST. I love him and his family, I call Mrs. Helen mom, I remember working with his father for 17 years and Joey kicked a high school RECORED FIELD GOAL, Ibelieve it was 50 yards, they both gained about it for months, I would have too. Joey had a special High Pitched voice when he was up to something that made me laugh. We will never forget him . Joey I love you bubba and miss you so much. I pray for the family and friends you leave.

    Norman Reynolds, Jr. says:

    The Groves Police Department would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Lt. Joey Breaux, and the Lumberton Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Belinda Nation says:

    Molly and girls, my prayers are with you.
    Love you,
    Belinda Nation

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