Burton “Buddy” Pousson, 91, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 11, 2017, at his home surrounded by loved ones.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.Born in Sour Lake, Texas, on December 29, 1925, Buddy was the son of Ignace J. Pousson and Alice Pousson. He was a supervisor at Sun Oil Company and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was an alter server for decades at St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Buddy was the epitome of a true southern gentleman. He was always polite, dressed to impress, and spent his life with and for his church. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Rosel Pousson; his parents; brother, William “Dub” Pousson; sister, Doris Noblitt; nephew, Jimmy Noblitt; great-neice, Amber Pousson; sisters-in-law, Anna Heil, Agnes Kamin, and Mary Lesmeister; and brothers-in-law, Karl Lesmeister, Josef Lesmeister, August Lesmeister, and Valentin Lesmeister.Buddy is survived by his nieces and nephews, Charles Pousson and wife Carolyn, of Fred, Bobby Pousson and wife Sherry, of Mauriceville, Donna Lane and husband Joe, of Nederland, Johnny Pousson and wife Shantell, of Fanette, Mary Ann Folsom and husband Robert, of Orange, Joey Lesmeister and wife Vallie, of Orange, Cathy Black and husband Gary, of Kerville, and Margitte Mulleŕ, Karl Lesmeister, Monica Lesmeister, Renate Braedel, Heidi Mautino, Maria Lesmeister, and Elizabeth Kamin, all of Germany.Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Pousson, Bobby Pousson, Johnny Pousson, Robert Folsom, Joey Lesmeister, Karl Mayer, and Gary Back.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Catholic School at 2600 Bob Hall Rd., Orange, TX 77630.The family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers Penny, Dell, Chanet, and Southeast Texas Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

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