Ermon J. Stelly, 78, of Port Neches, died Sunday, Nov. 30. He was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Cow Island, La., to Eula Guidry and Eddie Stelly, and had been a longtime resident of Port Neches.

Ermon owned and operated Stelly’s Texaco in Port Neches for 29 years and was a devout PNG Indian fan. He enjoyed hunting and caught his first fish at 59 years old. Ermon enjoyed gardening, working in his yard, and building bird houses and clocks. He will be remembered for his devotion to his customers even after retirement and the special care he gave to his mother in her final years. Ermon will also be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Nancy Stelly of Port Neches; daughters, Cindy Schroeder and her husband, Paul, of Fannett and Penny Savant and her husband, Mike, of Bridge City; son, Mark Stelly and his wife, Nisha, of Garland; grandchildren, Misty, Ashley, Staci, Hollie, Haley, Andrew, and Josh; great-grandchildren, Walker, Crawford, Marshal, and Brynlynn and brothers, Elry Stelly and his wife, Nettie, of LaMarque and Woodrow Stelly and his wife, Maxine, of Gonzales, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to thank Dr. Leonard Thome and his staff for the kindness and special care they showed Ermon.

A gathering of Mr. Stelly’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Stelly’s memory to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas  75284.