January 23, 1960 - August 20, 2019
Gary Stephen Munion passed away August 20, 2019 after a long illness from an automobile accident in November 2009 that left him paralyzed.
Gary Stephen Munion, II "Steph" was born January 23, 1960 in Commerce, Texas. His parents, Gary and Betty Munion, were attending East Texas State College. This was a baby well-loved who received a lot of attention early on. He attended classes with his parents and was left in the student lounge in his bouncy basket with special friends who were all music majors and took turns at baby-sitting him.
When it was time to rehearse with the Chorale, Steph attended the rehearsal. The director, also the Dean of Music, paused and remarked, "This is a very good baby. He must like your music."
We were a nomadic family moving around a lot. Steph lived in Tyler, Bryan, Calvert, Bremond, Beaumont, Pasadena, and College Station. He was reluctant to leave Pasadena in 1976 due to his athletic interest/ability being on a winning baseball team. That summer we drove back and forth for him to finish out the games. Much to his joy, A&M Consolidated High School had a good sports program in which he became very active and a good choir, so he sang and performed in it.
With family problems he always had a part time job, like Pooh's Park and Pepe's. He attempted graduation in 1978, also went to summer school and took his GED...passed with flying colors. Then he began training for Assistant Manager of Skaggs Pharmacy in Houston and worked there for a few years. Missing the sports, however, he returned to Brazos area, coached Girls' softball team and played softball with different teams.
He was a quick learner and held many different jobs: Rheem-Nampact Bucket Factory, Body Building Chair Business in Navasota, trained and worked as Xray Technician with Grant National Oil Well-Varco destructive pipe testing (water, oil, gas), Tom Light Chevrolet, Superior Auto Shop, and finally Apartment Maintenance. He was a member of Brazos Valley Lodge #859 and was awarded Esteemed Leading Knight.
His recreational time was spent fishing, hunting and cooking; his specialty being chili.
Even though his automobile accident left him paralyzed and bed-ridden for almost ten years, you can be sure he watched many baseball games, history channel, movies via television, worked puzzle books, and connected with his computer for a variety of entertainment and educational interests.
Steph leaves behind his mother, Betty Munion; sister, Jamie Dworsky and husband Steve and their daughters; brother, George Munion and wife Karen and their sons in Georgia; and his father, Gary Munion, of Fort Worth.
Steph's life will be celebrated and honored at 11am Saturday, September 7, 2019 at A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Drive, College Station, Texas. Later, his ashes will be scattered over the Brazos River.
The family wishes to thank all who assisted us in care-giving, and for many prayers and kindnesses from A & M United Methodist Church and Callaway-Jones Funeral Centers.
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