Hayden Garrett Hummel

March 5, 1990February 25, 2018

Hayden G. Hummel, 27, of Muldoon, Texas, formerly Richmond, Texas, passed away February 25, 2018 peacefully in his sleep.

Hayden was born in Richmond, Texas on March 5, 1990. He is a veteran of the United States Navy. He served on the USS Harry S. Truman as an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate. Deployment activities included support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror. He was awarded the Navy “E” ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and attained the rank of E4 from E1 in less than one year. Friends and fellow service men and women remember him for his loyalty, dedication, and work ethic. He was proud of his service and worked to help himself and others who struggled with PTSD.

His hobbies include traveling, physical fitness, cooking, and watching sports. Hayden was a high school athlete, playing football and running track, at Foster High School in Richmond, Texas. He was an avid follower of politics and foreign affairs. His knowledge of world events and historical data was well known and followed by many. He was a rescuer and lover of dogs, especially his sidekick Zeus.

Hayden is preceded in death by grandparents Fred Henry Holub, Sylvia Kresta Holub, and William Hummel. He is survived by his mother, Tracie Holub; father, Stephen Hummel; step-father, Jim Pfeil; grandmother, Nancy Alston Hummel; grandparents, Glen and Joyce Pfeil; brothers, Collin Hummel, Brandon Pfeil, and Andrew Pfeil; sister-in-law Caitlin Shine; nephew, Eamon Pfeil; aunts Jean Ferrell and Sharon Holub Pinebrook along with uncles William Pinebrook and Rusty Hummel.

Hayden’s funeral service will be Monday, March 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Praha Texas. (821 FM 1295, Flatonia, Texas 78941) Services will start with the rosary at 9:30 AM and the funeral mass at 10 AM. Burial will occur after the funeral service and there will be a gathering afterwards at the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, a request for donations to Texas VA Dogs; either by website in Hayden’s name, or by check to: Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas 601 N. Spur 100 Kerrville, Tx. 78028 Attn: In memory of Hayden G. Hummel

And to our Hayden: ‘Kembali Bung’ (Until we come back to each other brother)

Words of comfort can be expressed online at Smith Funeral Home 128 East 5th Street Flatonia, Texas 78941 (361)865-3311


  • William Hummel, Grandfather
  • Nancy Alston Hummel, Grandmother
  • Fred Henry Holub, Grandfather
  • Sylvia Kresta Holub, Grandmother
  • Glen Pfiel, Grandfather
  • Joyce Pfiel, Grandmother
  • Stephen Hummel, Father
  • Tracie Lynn Holub, Mother
  • Jim Pfiel, Step-Father
  • Collin Hummel, Brother
  • Brandon Pfiel, Brother
  • Andrew Pfiel, Brother
  • Caitlin Shine, Sister-in-law
  • William Pinebrook, Uncle
  • Sharon Holub Pinebrook, Aunt
  • Rusty Hummel, Uncle
  • Jean Ferrell, Aunt
  • Eamon Pfiel, Nephew


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Burial Monday, March 12, 2018

Hayden Garrett Hummel

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Randy and Carol Barta

May 5, 2018

Dear Traci and family,
Randy and I are so sorry to hear of Hayden's loss. Randy was honored to play the organ for his funeral. We will be keeping all of your family in our prayers for peace and calm over the years. Loosing a young son is hard as we've experienced loosing a 32 year old nephew 6 years ago. It gets a bit easier but never goes away. We always remember him and his smile.
Hugs to you all,
Randy and Carol Barta

Patty Lam

March 20, 2018

Steve and Traci,
I was so sad to hear of your son's passing from my cousin. I can't begin to tell you how very sorry I am and will be keeping all of the family in my prayers!
Praying for God's comfort and peace!
Patty Seeker Lam

Dory Tavener

March 8, 2018

Stephen and Tracy

So sorry for your loss. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.

Hayden RIP - in your memory VA Dogs.

Dory Tavener

Kristin Gann

March 7, 2018

I met Hayden when he was a junior in high school, and I thought the world of him. He had so much energy and was so well mannered (he called me “Ms. Simmonds” instead of “Kristin” even though I told him “Kristin” was ok) and respectful that he made knowing him easy and fun. I’m thankful for the time I knew Hayden, and I’m praying for you all.


March 7, 2018

How do you share a message of comfort to ones that have just lost their beloved child, UNLESS, they themselves have lost a child as well. To Tracy and Jim and family, may peace find that empty place in your heartand console it with the love i saw you express with Hayden. You can only live with it, never replace it, but YOU CAN BUILD MOUNTAINS OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES. My deepest of sympathy to you, Tracie and Jim.

Gay Crissman Clark

March 6, 2018

I have very sweet memories of Hayden when he was at Frost Elementary. He was a sensitive, smart, kind boy that I enjoyed getting to know and teaching in GT. I am very sorry to learn of his passing, and pray God brings comfort to his loved ones. I can still picture him in 5th grade. He was always polite, respectful, and sensitive to others.