George Byron Brodnax, 86, of Center

George Byron Brodnax, 86, of Center, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at his residence.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 4, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Sherry Harding officiating. A masonic graveside will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.


Mr. Brodnax was born September 13, 1931, in Marthaville, Louisiana, to Thomas Byron Brodnax and Katherine Youngblood Brodnax. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32 in Shelbyville, Chapter and Council in Deridder, Louisiana, Shriner’s – Tyler Temple, Scotish Rite-Orient of Dallas and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 903 in Joaquin. He was also a member of Shelbyville Methodist Church in Shelbyville.


He is survived by

Wife: Janie Brodnax of Center


Son: Justin Brodnax and wife, Jenny, of Texarkana


Step Daughters:

Karen Armstrong and husband, John, of Overton

Katherine Ham of Brentwood, Tennessee



August Vega and husband, Tony, of Houston

Camille Brodnax of Denver, Colorado

Justin Brodnax, Jr. of Houston

Sam Brodnax of Austin

Jason Brodnax of Houston


3 Great Grandchildren


Brothers and Sister:

Chuck Brodnax of Garland

Tommy Brodnax of Portland, Oregon

Bill Brodnax of Jasper

David Brodnax of Raleigh, North Carolina

Karen Appel of Tyler


Numerous other relatives


Preceded in death by

Daughter: Ann Brodnax of Woodville

Parents: Thomas Byron Brodnax and Katherine Youngblood Brodnax

Brother: Mack Brodnax


Pallbearers will be members of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32.

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