Samuel 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.