Butch Samuels Jr., 64, of Vidor died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 6, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with cremation at Haven of Rest in Beaumont. 

A native of Greenville, Miss., he has lived in Vidor for 30 years.  He served his country in the U.S. National Guard. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 112. 

Butch was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Gage. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Samuels; sons, Gary Samuels, James Samuels, Alvin Samuels and Chris Samuels all of Vidor; daughter, Melissa Peterson of Orange; sisters, Barbara Ellen Parker of Greenville, Miss., and Diane Dukes of Tilatoba, Miss., fifteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.