Claude Bruce Sugarek of Beeville passed away October 7, 2017, at the age of 88.
Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Beeville on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Steve Shullanberger officiating.
Mr. Sugarek was born on January 28, 1929, on the family farm in the Central Community in Bee County. He attended Central School and graduated from high school in Beeville. He served in the United States Army as a Corporal / Military Police from 1951 – 1953; remaining in the Army Reserve until 1956. He was a welder and a craftsman by trade, whose skills were highly revered. He took great pride in teaching his skills to many an apprentice. After retirement, he owned and operated Sugarek RV Park. Mr. Sugarek was baptized in the First Presbyterian Church of Beeville, joining by Profession of Faith on March 24, 1940, at age 11. He was ordained as a Deacon there, serving on the church’s Diaconate. He faithfully served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years and was a choir member. He also attended the Argenta Church of Christ. His lifelong service to God was evident in all aspects of his life and he was loved by many.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Dorothy (Zahn) Sugarek; his 4 children, Margaret (John) Dunn, Bill (Sharon) Sugarek, Bob Sugarek, and Ronnie (Debbie) Sugarek; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 grand-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anna (Holik) Sugarek; and his brothers, Charles Leroy Sugarek and Allen Reagan Sugarek.
Interment following services will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Beeville.
Pallbearers will be John Stevenson, Will Stevenson, Jason Sugarek, Kyle Sugarek, Garry Don Sugarek and Blake Sugarek.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Chapa, Chase Campbell, Jeff Sweeney and Ralph Sutherland.
Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 908 N. Washington, Beeville, TX 78102 or to Domburg Center of Compassion, 1005 Mallette Drive, Victoria, TX 77904.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sugarek family, you've lost a great man. May memories of Bruce and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Al & Sylvia GerthCorpus Christi, TX
Thinking of you. So sorry for your loss.
Judy Zahn & Carolyn StanteenSan Antonio, TX
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your Family.
Paula Copley WilliamsTyler, TX
Uncle Bruce was a wonderful husband to Aunt Dorothy. He was always smiling giving us a hug whenever he saw us. He will be missed. He is waiting for us in heaven.
Willie and Judy WiatrekFloresville, TX
So sorry for your loss
My prayers to.the family
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Jim and Cheryl CastilowTightwad, MO
Jennifer EllisAbilene, TX
Debbie SugarekConverse, TX
Ronnie SugarekConverse, TX
We loved Bruce, and he will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful man who inspired many lives.
Joan (Coleman) McElroy & Ted McElroySpanish Fort, AL