L. Guinn Busbee

April 2, 1928 - December 26, 2020

Lloyd Guinn Busbee, 92, of Beaumont, was born on April 2, 1928 to Pearl Victoria Penninger Busbee and Lloyd Busbee, in Beaumont, Texas. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Guinn lived a long, full life dedicated to his family and faith. He was a loving, devoted husband and best friend to his wife, Joye, from their marriage in 1949 until her death earlier this year. He had great pride in their six children, each of their spouses, children and grandchildren. His love and support was always evident in his words and actions. He was well known for his “dad jokes” which seems to live on through his many sons.

Guinn grew up in Beaumont and demonstrated athletic prowess from a young age pitching for the South Park Greenies baseball team and playing both center and linebacker for the football team. He joined the Navy upon graduation in 1946 and completed his two years of service at the Pearl Harbor base in Hawaii. He studied finance at the University of Texas, then went on to serve the banking industry with First Security National Bank in downtown Beaumont, then fulfilling the role of Vice President of Beaumont’s Gateway National Bank and finishing his career at Vidor State Bank. He was bi-vocational for many of his banking years also serving as a pastor including senior pastor at First Christian Church and Trinity Church – both in Vidor. Upon retirement, he volunteered in the ICU unit at St. Elizabeth’s hospital and taught adult Sunday School at Cathedral in the Pines. He loved to meet and greet people and his words of encouragement were always what those in times of trouble needed to hear.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan Hale and her husband, Greg, of Beaumont; sons, David Busbee and his wife, Tatiana, of Houston; Reagan Busbee and his wife, Lezli, of Houston; Paul Busbee and his wife, Karri, of Lumberton; Dale Busbee and his wife, Dr. Kelli Busbee, of Slidell, Louisiana; and Travis Busbee and his wife, Melanie, of Austin; grandchildren, Katharine Hale; Bryan Hale; Austin Busbee; Ethan Busbee; Nazli Busbee; Fabrizio Castillo; Scotty Busbee; Morgan Dixon and her husband, Dr. Linden Brook Dixon; Blaire Busbee; Meagan Robin; Malloree Gjerde and her husband, Mason; Lauren Busbee; Matthew Busbee; Madeline Busbee; Noah Busbee; Brooke Busbee; and Seth Busbee; and five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Joye Cobb Busbee; his brother Ray Busbee and sister, Gladys Busbee Barnes.

His graveside funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, with a livestream available at https://youtu.be/M19S3mrBGC8.

He will be greatly missed on this earth, but not forgotten. One of Guinn’s favorite passages from the Bible is 2 Samuel 12:20-23 where he found great hope, as we can, too, that he will be re-united with his loved ones in Heaven for all of eternity.

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Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 4955 pine street beaumont tx 77703
  • 12/29/2020
  • 2:00 pm

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Ray and Dona Tauzier

Dear Busbee Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.

Johny Norwood

Gunin Busbee was a gentlemen and I enjoyed our working together in the YMBL years ago.

Connie Collins Applebach

Mr. Busbee was a very kind Christian man. We are praying for the Lord to comfort you during this difficult time..

Kent shaffer

Back in about 1967 I went to the gateway bank where mr busbee loaned me $115.00 dollars so I could buy me a mini bike. I paid the bank back about $12.00 dollars a month until it was paid off from money I made working in my grandfathers shop. I was 12 years old....mr busbee was a nice man, I have never forgotten what he did for me....

Barbara & Tommy

Guinn and I were good friends throughout our banking careers. He was a good banker and friend. May His Soul, Rest-in-Peace.