Mike Salter

mike salter
HUGHES SPRINGSFuneral services for James Mike Salter, 62, of Avinger will be Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Avinger with Bro. Bob Crowder, Bro. Glenn Griffith and Bro. Ervin Gould officiating. Burial will be at Cave Springs Cemetery in Linden under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Salter was born on September 29, 1946 in Chattanooga, TN and died on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at a Longview hospital. Mike served in the U.S. Navy and was a teacher in Texas Public Schools for 20 years. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Avinger and he loved serving our Lord by singing and helping others. Survivors include his wife of 36 years Brenda; three sons and one daughter-in-law Nick and Tracy Salter of Avinger, Josh Salter and Cody Salter both of New Braunfels; two brothers and sister-in-law Max and Jo Ann Salter and Don Salter both of Mount Pleasant. Mr. Salter will lie in state on Wednesday, November 12 at the funeral home and the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to The First Baptist Church in Avinger, TX.

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  1. I will never forget Mike and the years that I was in contact with your family. My deepest condolences to Brenda and the children. God Bless.

  2. Ms. Brenda and children; What a shock! We've just found out about Mike from Memaw Joyce. Todd's brother (Mike Gonzales) had a motorcycle wreck on Wednesday and we buried him today. If Todd and I would have known about Mike's passing we would have contacted you and Ms. Helen sooner. Our hearts, love, and prayer go out to each of you through this tragic time. You both have been such a blessing to us. We're so grateful to have had those special times with you guys at all the singings. I can still hear Mike say, "There goes purty!" when he was speaking of you, his beautiful wife.*smiles* Heaven is rejoicing and all the angels are singing. They've not only welcomed your loved ones this year, but ours as well. We love you Ms. Brenda and we're sending you all our love. May God wrap each of you in His loving arms for now and always.

  3. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of my nephew, Mike.His dad, Lowell, was my brother.Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  4. Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working with you two at Harts Bluff. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Marsha

  5. God's Blessings to all of the family. We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you find comfort in the love of God and through prayers that are being lifted up for all of you. *(Member of Center Grove Baptist Church, Parent of Todd and Prissy Gonzales)*

  6. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know there are no words that will relieve you at this time, but, please know that we are here for you.

  7. Brenda and family,Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.We are very saddened by your loss of Mike. We always enjoyed his special music at Pruitt Lake Missionary Baptist Church.

  8. Mrs. Brenda, Nicky, Josh and Cody: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you know Mike touched many people. Losing a loved one is never easy, it has been a year since my sister Mandy became an angel but it is comforting to know that they are in heaven waiting on us. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Audrey Starkey Nelson

  9. Mrs. Brenda, Nick, Josh, and CodyI am so sorry for your loss. I know that there are no words that can make any of this any easier. I will always have a place in my heart for your family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.With Deepest Sympathy and Love,Kristy

  10. I had the good fortune of having Mike as a teacher and coach when I was in middle school in Commerce,Tx.Not only did he coach me,he also coached my oldest son at Harts Bluff ISD.As many do when we get older we look back on our lives and their are certain people that stand out,Coach Salter is one of them for me.He made a positive impact on not only my life but my entire class.His name always comes up in many,many conversations. Weather it be the grinding football workouts,laps around the track or him just sitting with us at lunch and oh yes his paddle with the holes in it he used to keep us in line.He taught us to respect all,work hard and to never give up.He was a friend to us when we needed one,a mentor to guide us and a strict disciplinarion when we deserved it.We all respected him because he cared. For that I will always be thankful.May God give you all strength.Tim RobinsonMt.Pleasant,Tx

  11. Mrs. Salter, and family.I would like to give my sincere condulances in your time of need. Mr. Salter touched many lives including mine, just as you did Mrs. Salter. It was a pleasure knowing both of you and your family in our years at Harts Bluff. As we grow older and have obstacles face us with challenge, we remember the people as you and Mr. Salter for the good deeds you instilled in us at a very young age.We wish you much comfort and we will sure be praying for you all.God BlessShandra (Blalock) WilliamsSherilyn (Blalock) Strawn& Family

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