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Samuel "Sammy" Wilson Hunter, Jr.

September 24, 1946 — November 25, 2023

Nederland

 

Samuel “Sammy” Wilson Hunter, Jr. of Nederland, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at his residence in Nederland, Texas with his loving family at his side.  

Sammy was born on September 24, 1946, in Port Arthur, Texas to Mary Louise Hunter and Samuel Wilson Hunter, Sr. He was a long time member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland. Sammy began his career as a machinist at Neches Butane, which became Huntsman Chemical while he was there, staying on for 37 years before retiring in the early 2000’s. He was a certified grease monkey, spending a large portion of his free time in his home garage where he custom-built his iconic (to those who knew him) orange 1924 Ford T-Bucket Roadster. He could often be spotted at local hot rod meetups and car shows, or taking his T-Bucket around town for a ride. His co-workers and friends knew him as a master machinist and fabricator; one of the best in the area if not the state. There was nothing Sammy couldn’t fix or build from scratch. 

Sammy had many cherished pet cats through the years, and he could often be found sitting outside feeding the neighborhood birds, squirrels, and stray cats. He was beloved by his friends, family and church members. You could always see him Saturday afternoons in mass at St. Charles, as his faith was important to him. He will be missed but not forgotten. 

Sammy was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Hunter, Sr.

Sammy is survived by his daughter Michelle Parker and son-in-law Brad Parker of Groves, Texas, son Glenn Hunter of Austin, Texas, granddaughter Caitlin Grammer and grandson-in-law Jeromie Grammer of Beaumont, Texas and grandson Colby Parker of Groves, Texas. He also left behind his last cat and little buddy, Chucky. 

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Melancon-Levingston Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas with a Rosary immediately following. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 4, 2023, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. 

Serving as Pallbearers will be Wendell Mosley, Vernon Sonnier, Colby Parker, Mike Huebel, Jerry Haltom and Bob Brammer.  Serving as an Honorary Pallbearer will be John “Buster” Slovak.

 
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, December 3, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Melancon's Funeral Home

1605 Avenue H, Nederland, TX 77627

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Rosary

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

Melancon's Funeral Home

1605 Avenue H, Nederland, TX 77627

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Mass

Monday, December 4, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, TX 77627

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Graveside Service

Monday, December 4, 2023

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