Bill Salter

December 3, 1939March 3, 2018
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William E. Salter 1939 - 2018

Bill was born on December 3, 1939 to Herman Salter and Eugenia Edge in Port Arthur, Texas. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1957. Bill went on to attend Lamar University in 1958 and graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961. Bill worked in the funeral industry for several years, before launching a career in the Oil and Gas industry. Bill worked for Occidental Petroleum for 32 years before retiring. After being retired for a few years, Bill decided to go back to work. He reentered the work force with PROS Energy where he worked for three years. After helping form PROS into success, Bill went back to the funeral industry. Bill worked for SCI in the Houston area for 15 years.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, whom he adored.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Eugenia Salter. He is survived by his wife Marie; his son Michael Steven Salter and wife Donna; his grandson Michael Austin Salter; his grand daughter Emily Jane Salter; one great granddaughter Adelyn Oliver; his three step grandsons Kyle Brown, Casey Brown and Dakota Arriola; one sister Suzanne Baugus and her husband Billy; and his brother Robert Salter and his wife Carolyn.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Bill’s name.


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Ian Silk

March 10, 2018

Bill and I had many great and memorable times. I was so very saddened to hear of his passing. I think we both learned a little bit from the other. We griped, we were critics, we shook our heads many times at things we saw but we always laughed, mostly at ourselves.
It was a pleasure to know him and work with him and I know that our paths will cross again someday. Hopefully someone will be chauffeuring us.
Rest in Peace my Friend

Nina Peery

March 8, 2018

I worked with Bill at SCI’s care center for a number of years. He was a bit curmudgeonly and grumpy, but only because he didn’t tolerate nonsense and wanted things done correctly. After transferring to another location, I always enjoyed talking to him when I called the care center. He would gruff at me and I would gruff right back. He was a character and will be missed.

Julie Wagner

March 6, 2018

I always enjoyed working with Bill, and I am profoundly saddened to hear of his passing. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Rev. Larry Pruitt

March 6, 2018

Bill you were always a well respected man at the Service Center and loved by all SCI employees. You are now in the house of our Lord where he has great things for you to do. My toughts and prayers are with you and your family you will be deeply missed. May the Lord be with you my Brother.

janice CURRIER

March 5, 2018

Marie, So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Prayers for you and Steven and the grandchildren.


Howie Arner

March 5, 2018

Will miss those times when we drank a beer and smoked a cigarette either in front of his house or mine when taking a break from yard work. He was a good neighbor. He will be missed. His memories will become our blessings. G-d Bless

Charles Tates

March 5, 2018

I have known William for some time, when we were co-workers at (SCI) Dignity. I had the world of respect and gratitude for him as a person and a dispatcher. I thank God for letting Bill cross my life, I will always cherish the time we spent together at work. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Continue to put your trust in Jesus Christ and he will bring you thru these dark days in your life. We will continue to keep your family lifted up in prayer.