John Read

March 23, 1923, February 11, 2018

John Read

John D. Read, 94, of Nederland, died Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born in Warren, to Inez and William Neal Read. John was a United States Army veteran, serving in World War II in Europe, and was a retired operator at Neches Butane with 40 years of service.

Survivors include his son, Ronnie Read and his wife, Sherry, of Nederland; daughter, Karen Henry and her husband, Baxter, of Silsbee; and son-in-law, Robert Arnold of Port Neches; brothers, Ivison Read and Billy Dale Read of Warren; sisters, Faye McAlpin of Warren and Florine Wacasey of Friendswood; five grandchildren, Misty Cohrt, Mandy Brown, Angela Lopez, Daniel Read, and Caleb Henry; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie Read; and daughter, Rhonda Arnold.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Mr. Read may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas.

A gathering of Mr. Read’s family and friends will begin at 8:30 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Complete and updated information may be found at:

A Gathering of Mr. Read's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, February 15, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (3)

  • NL

    28 June 2018 at 20:52 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Beverly Parks Gentry

    13 February 2018 at 19:15 | #

    Karen, Ronnie and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God comfort and give you peace during this time! Love to you all!


    • Steve & Cleve Samford and family

      16 February 2018 at 15:38 | #

      wish we would have known of JD's passing, Our family has had a ton of respect for J.D. over the years and he was a very positive influence on my whole family


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