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Amos Wilson Risinger

May 23, 1934 — December 1, 2023

Port Neches

 

Amos Wilson Risinger      

May 23, 1934 – December 1, 2023

 

Amos Wilson Risinger, 89, passed away on December 1, 2023 at his home in Port Neches.  He was born May 23, 1934 to MB and Lassie Risinger in Timpson, Texas.  Amos was the second child and had 3 siblings: Doris, Ferron, and Jannelle.  He grew up in East Texas, attending Timpson high school, and began his lifelong love of all things electronic and airplanes.  Among his many accomplishments, he built a camera, did radio repairs, designed an automatic dishwasher (mainly to determine how to get out of hand washing dishes!) and took his first airplane ride.  He performed his first solo flight February 24, 1958.  He enrolled in the Army in 1953 and served for 3 years, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and leading instrument installation in Formosa.  He later obtained his associate degree in Instrumentation from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. Amos met his beautiful wife of 66 years, Kathleen, in Nacogdoches through an introduction by his mother and was married June 1, 1957.  They moved to Port Neches where he spent the rest of his working life in the petrochemical refinery industry, ultimately retiring after 36 years from Jefferson Chemical Company (Texaco).  He loved family and fishing, spending many wonderful times at their cabin on Sam Rayburn Lake.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son and friend and will be missed by all those who knew him.

 

Amos is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Teresa Danna and her husband Sam, and Kim Risinger; granddaughters, Leah Holt and her husband, Michael, Helen Heffner and her husband, Taylor; great-grandchildren, Avery and Mason Holt, and Rouxbee Heffner, and sister, Jannelle. 

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, and sister. 

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at Melancon-Levingston Funeral Home, 2001 Nall St, Port Neches followed by interment at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 618 Block St, Port Neches. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Methodist Church in Port Neches, where Amos was an active member, or to the charity of your choice.

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Levingston Funeral Home - Port Neches

2001 Nall Street, Port Neches, TX 77651

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Levingston Funeral Home - Port Neches

2001 Nall Street, Port Neches, TX 77651

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Burial

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Burial will follow after funeral services.

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