McMinnville resident and Flatonia, Texas native Norbert Leo Huvar, 88, was born Jan. 3, 1926 and died May 3 at River Park Hospital.
A retired lab technician with Schlumberger Well Services and United States Navy veteran of World War II, he was the son of the late Willie J. and Emma Wasek Huvar. He was married to Elizabeth Comer Huvar, who preceded him in death March 9, 2007. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, W.J. Huvar and step-son, David Ballew.
Mr. Huvar is survived by two sisters, Mable O’Leary and Laura Gene Watzlavick and nephew, Joe (Doris) Dickinson of Kingwood, Texas.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He trained in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and piloted landing craft in the Pacific. His duty station was Sasebo, Japan prior to being honorbly discharged in 1946.
He returned to Houston and went to work for Hughes Tool, Oil Field Truck Services and Schlumberger Oil Field Services. He worked with Schlumberger 33 years before retiring from the engineering department in 1985. He and his wife lived in Brookside Village, Texas, just south of Houston until 2001. He had a small machine shop in his garage and enjoyed building and repairing things. The couple also enjoyed traveling the country in their travel trailer.
Mr. Huvar had a wonderful sense of humor and liked spending time with family and friends. His wife was born in Morrison and they made frequent trips there to visit. They moved to Morrison in 2001. He moved to Riverview Terrace Assisting Living in 2010.
He enjoyed visiting and supporting McMinnville Senior Center along with other organizations in the community. He also enjoyed watching sports, especially football and baseball.
A graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bascom Cemetery with Lanny Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 7, 2014