Michael Busselle

April 2, 1947 - December 28, 2022

Michael Thomas “Lumpy” Busselle, 75, of Nederland, died Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Parkwood in the Pines, Lufkin. He was born April 2, 1947, in Lufkin, to Joyce Nannette Houdoire Busselle and Thomas William Busselle.

Mike was a United States Army veteran. He served as an Airborne Ranger and was part of an elite Pathfinder unit while deployed in Vietnam, having scored a perfect score of 100 in Pathfinder school. The war engrained in Mike an ability to think calm under pressure, which he put to use later in his life to help others and his children when in jeopardy.

After the war, Mike worked as a truck driver, a hair stylist, and most recently a welder and master fabricator. He was a talented individual.

In his younger years, Mike had a passion for windsurfing and served as the president of the wind surfing club on Pleasure Island. As the years went on, he always had a love for nature and the outdoors, with interests in hunting, camping, fishing, and sailing.

Mike was also a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction that gave him a vast knowledge on an array of subjects and helped foster a deep appreciation for all cultures and life around the world.

Survivors include his children, Christopher Busselle, Holly Breen Olds, and Michael Busselle; sister-in-law, Tina Agee; nephews, Tommy, George, and David Busselle; great-nephew, Elijah Busselle; and ex-wife and caretaker, Jeannie Busselle.

He is preceded in death by his parents and beloved siblings, Pat Busselle and Lisa Busselle.

A gathering of Mr. Busselle’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • January 3, 2023
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • January 3, 2023
  • 3:00 pm

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Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (7)

    Becky & Rodney Ames says:

    Just learned about Mike’s passing. Mike was a few years older than me although I was a friend of Pat’s and often visited their home.

    My friends and I always looked up to Mike as a really cool/tough individual. Since we were friends with his brother, he was also our friend that looked out for us as freshmen.

    Mike’s father owned 4th Street Auto Parts and Mike sometimes would work the counter. Anytime I needed something for my first car, Mike would offer suggestions, advice and how to install specific parts.

    We drifted apart once Mike went into the Army. Mike made a positive difference in my early years.

    Becky and I offer our belated condolences.

    Jewel Momayezi says:

    Mike and I were good friends all throughout high school. He was always caring for his brother, Pat, wheeling him to each class. He was a very caring brother. We lost touch after high school but I always remembered him as a good friend. May he rest in eternal peace.

    Christopher Busselle says:

    Thank you for your kind words and sharing.

    Fred Blanchette says:

    After graduation most of went our separate ways, I always wondered Mike was or went. Growing up in the same neighborhood (maplewood) there was times we took our family boat water skiing. Good times in the Neches River with friends. I also remember Pat , his Dad and Mother. May Mike RIP In God’s hands

    Christopher Busselle says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. He developed dementia in the last 9 years of his life so he was not communicating much with others after that.

    Mike Rougeau says:

    RIP Lumpy.

    Christopher Busselle says:

    Thank you.

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