Bill Methner, 63, of Mont Belvieu, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6 in Houston.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at Navarre Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m.

A gathering of friends will be immediately following the memorial service at Bill’s home.

He was born Sept. 3, 1947 in Orange to his late parents, Jack Methner and Elizabeth O’Rourke Methner, graduated from Bridge City High School and the University of Texas at Tyler.

Bill was a self-employed safety consultant, an active instructor for the Texas A&M Fire Training School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. He had lived in Mont Belvieu for the last 25 years and enjoyed participating in poker tournaments, wildlife and was a sports fanatic.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Methner of Mont Belvieu; sons, Joey Methner and his wife Nicole of Chicago and Chris Methner of Mont Belvieu; brother, Dr. John Paul Methner of Hurst, Texas; sisters, Judith Shockley and her husband Donald of Bridge City and Mary Methner of Angleton and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The American Cancer Society at PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK US 73123-1718 or at

Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas 77521, (281) 422-8111.