Francis "Buddy" A. Guidry

November 14, 1932November 3, 2012

Francis A. “Buddy” Guidry beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, businessman, and friend to many, completed his earthly journey and began his new life on November 3, 2012 at the age of 79 at his home in Silsbee, Texas.

Buddy was born in Arnaudville, Louisiana on November 14, 1932 to George and Regina Guidry and had seven siblings. After attending the local Catholic school, he served honorably as a Paratrooper in the US Army with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and he also served in the US Air Force at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. Following his service he held many sales jobs across the country and owned many businesses over the years. Locally, Buddy owned and operated Triangle Discount Motors in Silsbee, Texas for more than 30 years where his customers loved and adored him. He loved his customers and community dearly and even worked the day he passed. He was also a committed parishioner of St Marks Catholic Church where he was a founding charter member and 4th Degree Knight of the church’s Knights of Columbus Council.

He is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Bonnie Guidry of Silsbee, Texas. His three sons, Stephen and wife Deanna of Richland Hills, Texas; Jean Paul Guidry and wife Judy of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Jacques and wife Rita of Silsbee, Texas. His three daughters, Barbara and husband Calvin Taylor of Silsbee, Texas; Denise and husband Byron Sheard of Silsbee, Texas; and Desiree Guidry of Silsbee, Texas; three siblings; brothers, George Guidry and wife Joyce of Vidor, Texas; Cecil Guidry of Vidor, Texas and sister Laura Stoute of Beaumont, Texas. He had fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Buddy was lovingly known to his grandchildren as “Paw Paw Coconut”.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. also at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be offered at:


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2012

Francis "Buddy" A. Guidry

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Edna Carr

December 14, 2012

I had the great pleasure of working for Buddy in 1977-78 at the Zodiac Lounge. He was a great boss,friend and a truly caring man. I have never forgotten Buddy.

Crystal Yellott

November 15, 2012

We are sorry to hear about Buddy. I have know him all my life and he was a one of a kind. The world will never be the same with out him.

Crystal (Collier) and Nick Yellott (Silsbee,Tx)

Andy Carrell

November 9, 2012

Bonnie and Family,
We are sorry for your loss. You all are family to us and Buddy will always be apart of our family memories, as will you all. I am sure him and Jay are already together in heaven. Lord help them up there... My entire family wishes you all peace and healing during the days to come. We love you all.. My mom is very sorry she could not be with you today.. Love Andy Carrell, Barbara Disler & Our entire Family.

Steven Broussard

November 9, 2012

Buddy was there for me and my daughter. He helped me move here and was always a good friend. I will miss you. MY THOUGHT AND PRAYERS to Bonnie and family

Annetta Craigen

November 8, 2012

Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. We won't be able to be there but you and your family will be in my thoughts and in my prayers. I will try to call you one day when things calm down. I know you will miss him. He was such a character! Love to you and yours.

Rana Inge

November 7, 2012

RIP Buddy thank you for serving Silsbee community for many years, you have help our family numerous time. And you always made us feel welcome and a good laugh to go with it. Our condolences to the family.

Rana Inge

November 7, 2012

We have know Buddy for several years now he is always taken care of us. We go by the car lot and tell him what we need and sure enough he find it. He will be missed he could always make me laugh. RIP BUDDY. Our condolences to the family.

Deborah Walker

November 7, 2012

Bonnie and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Buddy was such a sweet man. I remember all the great meals he cooked for us during our study groups at your house while we were in Nursing School. I know that you will miss him very much.
Deborah Walker (Vidor, Texas)

Deborah Walker

November 7, 2012

Bonnie and family,

I was so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I remember all of the days that Buddy cooked for us during our study groups at your house while we were in Nursing School. He was such a sweet man.

George. Guedry

November 7, 2012

We wish to express our sympathy to Buddy's family. Buddy was a loyal customer for many years. Through this a friendship was formed. He will be missed. May God be with each of you and give you strength during this time in your lives. Sincerely, George and Bobbie Guedry