LUMBERTON — Broussard’s – 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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Written by KFDM/Fox 4
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