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Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, TX

OBITUARY

Melvin "Bud" Thomas Avants

March 13, 1941September 4, 2019
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Melvin Thomas “Bud” Avants, 78, of Baytown, Texas passed away September 4, 2019. He was born in Brady, Texas on March 13, 1941 to J.T. and Lois Avants. He was married to Barbara Ann Avants for 55 years. Melvin had a career in telecommunications for GTE / Verizon. He had a passion for his family, hunting, westerns, and all sports especially the Astro’s.

He was preceded in death by his parents J.T. and Lois Avants, a niece and nephew, and his beloved wife Barbara Ann Avants.

He is survived by his brother, Larry and wife Sandy Avants; daughters, Debbie and husband Gary Cigainero, Melody Avants; son, Cody and wife Holly Avants; Grandchildren, Cade and wife Trudy, Lakyn and husband Jeff, Shelby and husband Colby, Corey, Tatum, Kenadie and Jett; five Great Grandchildren; and beloved dog Patches.

A visitation will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 9 a.m. with a Celebration of Life beginning at 10 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home in Baytown, TX. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.navarrefuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, September 9, 2019

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Melvin "Bud" Thomas Avants

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Debra Pfeifer

September 11, 2019

Melvin was a true telephone man and was always helping everyone whether it was his job or not. I learned alot from him. But, most of all a really true family man. He would always talk about his family. He is a very sweet loving man. You will be missed Melvin. Fly high.

John Rhodes

September 9, 2019

Rest in peace Melvin. It was great working with you at GTE.
John Rhodes Bryan Texas

Dee Ensor

September 7, 2019

He was my boss for many years, but above that he and Barbara were family. Just couple months ago, Melvin was sending me cough remedies, ie, whiskey. Loved him. Best man I ever knew other than my daddy.

ron knight

September 6, 2019

Above Excellent Telephone Man and even better Husband & Father !!!

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