Samuel Edward Ausmus, Jr.

Grandpa For Obit AusmusSamuel Edward Ausmus, Jr. passed away peacefully on July 26, 2016 at his home in Kingwood, Texas.  Sam was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Claire Marie (Spellman) Ausmus.  He is survived by five (5) children Samuel E. Ausmus, III (Vicky), James D. Ausmus (Sissy); Robert L. Ausmus (Tracee); Jessica Taylor and Christine Trout; 11 grandchildren and 11  great grandchildren.

Sam was born in Brookston Texas on April 19, 1928 to Samuel E. and Jackie (Hill) Ausmus.  He was raised in both Paris and Galveston, Texas.  He and Claire raised their five (5) children in Dickinson, Texas where he was an active member of the Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church as a Lecter, a member of the choir, and the Knights of Columbus.  He retired from 30 years at Union Carbide/Dow in 1983.  His hobbies were tinkering with everything from cars to appliances, operating his Ham radio and golfing.

A visitation will be held between 5-8 pm on Friday, July 29th, with a vigil at 7:00 pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas.  On Saturday, July 30th, at 2:00 pm, a Funeral Mass will be held at Shrine of the True Cross with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet in Dickinson, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.


  1. Dear Chris,
    You’re in my thoughts and Prayers and this difficult time. God’s Speed…
    Jo Ann Emrick

    Jo Ann Emrick
  2. To Robert Ausmus and family. I am sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful person, always happy and positive . He was very proud of all of you. It has been years since I have seen any of you, but our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I always would get tickled when I seen your dad in his later years riding his motorcycle. I did not even know he had a motorcycle. I thought he stayed on his HAM radio. He lived a wonderful life and is now in a better place with your mom.

    Alcy L Jones
  3. Chris, I am so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. I know you loved, respected and looked up to him a lot. It is so hard to lose a parent. I am praying for God’s comforting hand to be on you and your Family at this difficult time. I also pray that your Dad’s journey was swift and sweet. God bless you all.

    Leola Whitton
  4. Big Sam and I spent many a Saturday morning chasing little white balls around Chaparral Golf Course. He was a great teacher for me, not just about golf, but about life – patient, respectful, kind. He provided great memories that will endure my lifetime. I am forever grateful for his friendship. Many thanks for sharing your Dad with me. Prayers for Sam and the Ausmus family. Amen.

    Matt Fleming

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