Tom “Buddy” Addison, 85, longtime resident of Bridge City passed away Saturday, April 06,  in Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends will be on Monday, April 8,  from 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to continue until 8:30 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

“Buddy” was born in Jasper on April 30, 1927 to Melvin and Alma Addison. He served in the Army during World War II, then worked as a process operator for DuPont Sabine River Works and retired in 1977 after 32 years. After retirement, he started working in the maintenance department at Wal-Mart in Bridge City in 1988 and retired again in 2009. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bridge City, past member of the I.O.O.F., B.C. Optimist and B.C. American Legion. He was also active in the Bridge City community, helping with Little League and the Boy Scouts.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nettie Addison, and three sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons and daughters-in-law, Tracy Dean and Elaine Addison of Beaumont, and Keith Allen and Gail Addison of Orange; two grandsons, Ike and Harvey Addison, and six great grandchildren.